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  • Ninjas destroying Mongolian Grasslands

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    A modern “Ninja” is far from the deadly Japanese warrior that one has in mind. Instead these are Artisan miners in Mongolia who dig dirt, live as outlaws and seek  gold from old/used mining fields. The grasslands of Mongolia are scattered with neglected gold mine sites which have not been […]

  • Libya: Can a democracy survive its oil-wealth?

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    European interests in postwar Libya – oil, sales of arms and halting immigration – are likely to prevail over any humanitarian concerns and sap at the foundations of any fledgling democracy. Over-endowment in natural resources is often a domestic source of dysfunctional and despotic government. However, a “resource curse” often […]