Why the First World War Matters for Japan
January 28, 2014
Why the First World War Matters for Japan
Abe’s reference at Davos could draw Japan’s attention to some useful lessons from that era.
Why the First World War Matters for Japan
North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths
January 22, 2014
North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths
A new estimate suggests that North Korea may have more than 6 times the amount of rare earths as China.
North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
December 31, 2013
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
The Pentagon is claiming that it has growing access to sources outside China.
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
January 10, 2013
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
Rare earth metals are quickly becoming the next important strategic resource. For many countries in Asia, the stakes are big.
The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals
North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
August 30, 2012
North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
North Korea holds trillions of dollars in mineral resources. Unless it reforms its economy, it may never see much benefit.
North Korea’s Six Trillion Dollar Question
A Battle for Rare Earth
June 02, 2011
A Battle for Rare Earth
Demand for rare earths is soaring, but Australian firm Lynas is having problems with its planned Malaysian factory.
A Battle for Rare Earth
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