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.
July 09, 2015
China’s Strengthening Position on Rare Earths
By Elliot Brennan
Did China just win the long-game on rare earth metals?
October 04, 2014
US-China-Japan: Beware the ‘Megarian Trap’
By Vasilis Trigkas
Classical antiquity offers a lesson in the perils of economic warfare.
June 27, 2014
Arrests at Malaysian Rare Earths Refinery Protests
By Gemima Harvey
Locals and activists fear the refinery, operated by an Australian company, will generate radioactive waste.
April 29, 2014
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.
April 10, 2014
Elizabeth C. Economy
By Justin McDonnell
The Diplomat's Justin McDonnell speaks with Elizabeth C. Economy about her recent book on China's quest for resources.
January 28, 2014
Why the First World War Matters for Japan
By Yong Kwon
Abe’s reference at Davos could draw Japan’s attention to some useful lessons from that era.
January 22, 2014
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.
December 31, 2013
Pentagon Says Rare Earth Elements Less at Risk
By Charles Kennedy
The Pentagon is claiming that it has growing access to sources outside China.
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.
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.
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.
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