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The geopolitical rivalry in Central Asia will only intensify
Opinion: Democracy alive and well in the steppes
In June, Mongolia held parliamentary elections that were widely recognized as free and fair. The country has managed eight such polls in a row, a unique achievement in its region. Nevertheless, it is clear that reforms are still necessary. Recent constitutional amendments should support that effort. For now, it is ...
Mongolia’s constitutional amendments: An analysis
After several years of heated debate, Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga has finally ratified changes to the country’s constitution. The amendments will affect several areas of governance, giving more power to the prime minister. The parliament’s influence is to be curbed in some areas, namely the budget and the composition of ...
Political culture and constitutional reform in Mongolia
Mongolia appears poised to amend its constitution. A draft reform has already been submitted by two-thirds of the parliament, and President Khaltmaa Battulga has joined the discussion with proposed amendments of his own.
Shifting power in Central Asia
For over a century, Central Asian countries have been considered theaters for great power competition, not players on the geopolitical chessboard in their own right. That may be about to change, as these nations begin to resolve their many differences and cooperate to pool their strength. They have much to ...
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