September 17, 2022
Can the West Shake Its Dependence on China’s Rare Earths?
By Barbara Kelemen and Alexander Stonor
Reliance on China’s rare earth elements sector limits the ability of the United States to punish Beijing economically should it pursue a military action against Taiwan.
January 08, 2022
Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future
By Brendan P. Dziama, Juan Manuel Chomón Pérez, and Andreas Ganser
Rare earths are as critical to the modern economy as oil – and China has quietly secured a near-monopoly.
July 30, 2021
Japan, the US, and the Quest for Secure Supply Chains
By Akihiro Furusho
Japan-U.S. cooperation is crucial for ensuring supply chain resilience and thus economic security.
June 09, 2020
California in the US-China Rare Earths Race
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jane Nakano.
July 23, 2019
Rare Earths in the US-China Trade War
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Ryan Castilloux.
May 31, 2019
Is China Ready to Take Its Economic Coercion Into the Open?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Previous moves targeting Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea, have all been pointedly unofficial.
May 30, 2019
Chinese Media Suggest Rare Earth Embargo on US Amid Trade War
By Paul Wiseman, Frank Bajak, and Yanan Wang
Chinese media warn that Beijing could strike back harder as the trade war continues.
August 29, 2017
Revisiting Rare Earths: The Ongoing Efforts to Challenge China’s Monopoly
By Mayuko Yatsu
Despite current cost-effectiveness, it is not sustainable for the United States to rely on Chinese rare earth elements.
November 06, 2015
China’s Natural Resource Strategy: ‘Win Without Fighting’
By Mercy A. Kuo and Angelica O. Tang
Insights from Casey Lucius
July 09, 2015
China’s Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
By Elliot Brennan
Did China just win the long-game on rare earth metals?