Permanent Neutrality Debate in Mongolia

December 7, 2015 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Memo #355 By Mendee Jargalsaikhan – mendee [at] Since September 2015, when President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and his foreign policy team launched a campaign both domestically and abroad to institutionalize a “permanent neutrality” status, foreign policy pundits in […]


Avoiding the Resource Curse in Mongolia

April 22, 2015 Asia Pacific Memo 0

Pacific Prospective features the research of graduate students The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) in the Land of the Blue Sky Memo #332 By Christopher Carter – ultericommunications [at] and Dulguun Davaanyam – live.environmentally.friendly [at] […]

Central Asia

Downton Abbeystan: Why Central Asia is like Twentieth Century Upper Class England

July 10, 2013 Asia Pacific Memo 0

British TV series Downton Abbey follows the Earl and Countess of Grantham in early twentieth century England as they endeavour to save the immense family estate. Viewers have been enthralled by this fictitious upper class English family’s efforts to make successful marriages for their daughters to ensure the estate remains in the family’s hands—at the time, daughters could not inherit titles and the properties that went with them. […]

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