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Mongolia: Caught between democratization and Rio Tinto

  • Ratih Hardjono

Jakarta | Thu, May 31 2012 | 08:54 am

Not much is heard about Mongolia, a country north of Indonesia, so far north that when I was a child I thought it was the closest place on earth to the abode of the heavenly Gods and a place where nomadic herdsmen rode on horses at lightning speed conquering the vast empty steppes.

Mongolians have recently evoked the spirit of their founder, Genghis Khan, who built the Mongolian empire in 1...

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