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.