Monthly Archives: October 2012

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada: ‘Five Minutes With’ on Mongolia

A brief interview with Mendee on current affairs in Mongolia. Continue reading

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Foreign Investment Considerations in Canada Resemble Mongolian Law

Talk of a two-track investment review distinguishing state-owned from private investors in Canada mirrors provisions in May 2012 Mongolian foreign investment law. Continue reading

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Green College Eurasian States and Societies Series: Robert Bedeski “Lessons from Mongolian State Evolution”

Eurasian States and Societies Series Green College UBC Monday, October 29 17-18:30h Green College Coach House UBC Campus Dr. Robert Bedeski Emeritus, University of Victoria “Lessons from Mongolian State Evolution: The Anthropocentric Theory of Human Security”

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Book Chapter Mongolia’s Mining Controversies and the Politics of Place

In her chapter on public discourse on mining projects, Augsburg College’s Sarah Combellick-Bidney emphasizes local political dimensions. Continue reading

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Book Chapter: Discovering Peacekeeping as a New Mission: Mongolia

Mendee Jargalsaikhan introduces a book chapter on Mongolian peacekeeping missions that he has written with Dr. Thomas Bruneau for the “Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations”. Continue reading

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Book Chapter: Changes in Pastoral Land Use and Their Effects on Rangeland Vegetation Indices

Changes in grazing management and herd size are leading to a decrease in rangeland vegetation in northwestern Mongolia. Continue reading

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Mongolia Lecture Series: Y Otgonbayar “Education Reform in Mongolia”

Y Otgonbayar, current Member of the Mongolian Parliament, and former Mongolian Minister of Education will offer a discussion of the establishment and reforms of primary and secondary education in Mongolia. Continue reading

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New Blog: The Mongolist

Brian White has begun blogging to share his insights into Mongolian political and social developments. Continue reading

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Book: Change in Democratic Mongolia – Social Relations, Health, Mobile Pastoralism, and Mining

A new edited volume of social science research on contemporary Mongolia. Continue reading

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The Proof is in the Pudding

Brandon Miliate compares election in two post-state socialist democracies: Mongolia (June 2012) and Georgia (Oct 2012). Continue reading

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Mongolian Foreign Policy: Rapid Growth, Third Neighbours and Moral Authority

Some recent assessments of Mongolian foreign policy. Continue reading

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