Critical Minerals and the New Cold War
By Zongyuan Zoe Liu
Access to critical materials has become a paramount national security concern and the object of increasing competition between China and the United States.
Mongolia’s Rare Earths Diplomacy and Its Geopolitical Implications
By Marina Yue Zhang
The Mongolian prime minister’s visit to Washington to discuss potential rare earth collaborations can be seen as bolstering the United States’ position.
An Australia-Vietnam Partnership Could Erode China’s Monopoly on Rare Earths
By Nicholas Basan
Australian money and technical know-how could unlock Vietnam's potential as a major producer of the critical minerals.
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.
Rare Earths in the US-China Trade War
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Ryan Castilloux.
Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate
By Austin Bodetti
Malaysia may forgo an opportunity to enter the lucrative market in favor of environmental protection.
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.
Afghanistan: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
By Catherine Putz
There's a reason Afghanistan's resource wealth remains untapped.
Japan Takes Large Southern Extension of Continental Shelf
By Clint Richards
The new authority to develop seabed resources may lead to further disputes with China.
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.
China’s Rare Earths Advantage
By Saurav Jha
An adverse WTO ruling will do little to upset the dominance China enjoys in this critical sector.
North Korea May Have Two-Thirds of World’s Rare Earths
By Zachary Keck
A new estimate suggests that North Korea may have more than 6 times the amount of rare earths as China.