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Mongolian Diplomacy - Stay Out of War With Russia and China

Yesterday, I talked about Crossing the Chinese/Mongolian Border by Land. I mentioned that I met a really interesting, intelligent, and world-traveled guy named Bat, and we had some good conversations.

I learned a lot about Mongolia from Bat. Here's some highlights:

Mining is one of the fastest growing sectors in Mongolia - some Australian companies have made huge investments into Mongolia the last year or two, and next year is projected to be the largest budget the government of Mongolia has ever had.

I asked Bat, "So what do you think the government is going to spend the new revenues on? Military, education, infrastructure, or...?"

Cool New York Times story about 16-year-old Mongolian alpha geek Battushig Myanganbayar, now a freshman at MIT

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"The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator": 16-year-old prodigy Battushig Myanganbayar was discovered through one of MIT's Massively Open Online Courses, where he was one of just 340 people out of 150,000 around the world to get a perfect score in the MOOC's final exam in Circuits and Electronics.

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