Some more links to newspapers and programs quoting me. It looks like Mongolian elections are the one time when being a young Mongolist and political analysis is an in-demand skill.
The Global Post has published an article exploring discontent and disillusionment in Mongolian politics, making use of a rather large quote from me: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120702/mongolia-elections-democracy-voter-apathy
More significantly, Dr. Julian Dierkes and myself have written a joint article on the issue of trust in elections, which has been published by the East Asian Forum: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/05/mongolia-electronic-counting-but-no-trust/
Finally, I offered a statement to Chinese News (CCTV) on the Mongolian elections, the video footage from which is available here: http://newscontent.cctv.com/news.jsp?fileId=146949
The UB Post, the most widely read of two English-language newspapers in Mongolia, has recently published an article entitled “Why this Election Matters” by Michelle T. While addressing a number of topics, my research on the election process, campaigns,and foreign interests was featured prominently with direct mention to myself as well as this website: www.miliatematters.com. Furthermore, several topics of additional concern were also mentioned including the 20% quota for women in the Parliament (Улсын Их Хурал). Michelle has also done some research on the LGBT movement and recently interviewed the Director of the LGBT Centre. I look forward to reading more of her articles in the future. As a side note, I also recently did a live televised interview with Shuud TV, in Mongolian no less. Luckily for me, no video available!
For the link to the article mentioned above, please go to: http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/index.php/community/88888940-community-top/7416-why-this-election-is-important
For another excellently done article on Mongolian elections, check this out: http://world.time.com/2012/06/28/mongolias-election-voters-go-to-the-polls-with-countrys-mineral-wealth-at-stake/
Analysis, Thoughts, Ideas
This blog will be an online publishing site for smaller analytical projects, news stories that I find relevant to small state foreign policy and indigenous autonomy, as well as a testing ground for new ideas and new projects that I may pursue.