November 16, 2018
Afghan Mineral Wealth: A Double-Edged Sword
By Wahidullah Azizi
Much of Afghanistan's hope hangs on its natural resources, but only if they can be exploited in a way that benefits Afghans.
July 27, 2017
Afghanistan: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
By Catherine Putz
There's a reason Afghanistan's resource wealth remains untapped.
August 06, 2016
Taliban Loot Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
By Yigal Chazan
Illegal mining fuels the Taliban insurgency, threatening to turn the country’s vast mineral wealth into a "resource curse."
July 30, 2014
North Korea Resumes Rare Earth Exports to China
By Tae-jun Kang
A new report says that North Korea shipped $1.8 million of rare earths to China in May and June of this year.
May 01, 2013
A New Plan for a New Afghanistan
Securing the future of Afghanistan is not just about troop counts after 2014. Sustainable economic development may just be the key.