Sunday, May 25, 2008

Genghis Khan, democracy and the new 'great game'

The relationship between Mongolia, its immediate neighbours and the West was one theme of The Shadow Walker, and it's a subject I've returned to, in a different guise, in the forthcoming third Nergui book, The Outcast

But those relationships continue to change and develop, bringing new tensions and new opportunities.  Here and here are a couple of interesting perspectives - the latter particularly interesting for its discussion of Genghis Khan's largely-unheralded role as the father of democracy...

 

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