Mining and the Environment

Mining is a complex issue here in Mongolia. As such, I’ve decided to write a two part series on mining in Mongolia based on my experiences here in country. The first will be on nationalism and how it relates to mining, and the second will be on mining and the impacts on the environment. The […]

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Mining and Nationalism

Mining is a complex issue here in Mongolia. As such, I’ve decided to write a two part series on mining in Mongolia based on my experiences here in country. The first will be on nationalism and how it relates to mining, and the second will be on mining and the impacts on the environment. No […]

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The Ugly Side of Nationalism

Nationalism: Patriotic feelings, principles, or efforts. 1. An extreme form of this, esp. marked by feelings of superiority over other countries. 2. Advocacy of a political independence for a particular country. -From New Oxford American Dictionary. Every country has nationalism, but it’s when that nationalism teeters to the first sub definition that things become worrisome. […]

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Hip Hop and Khuumii

Hip Hop For the uninitiated, Mongolian hip hop came into the scene after the fall of socialism. It has really begun to flourish here in Mongolia proper, and has even began to spring up in Chinese-controlled Inner Mongolia. It has gained the attention of the media most recently thanks to the documentary Mongolian Bling (which […]

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