Will US-China Rivalry Spur the Transformation of Indonesia’s Critical Minerals Sector?
By Moch Faisal Karim
Compliance with the Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act will be difficult. But it could bring Jakarta considerable long-term benefits.
Rare Earths and Geopolitics: An Increasingly Messy Mix
By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
A narrative has emerged suggesting that China possesses a willingness to leverage its control over REMs to punish nations over disagreements in the political arena.
Bifurcation in the Critical Minerals Market Could Throw off the Global Energy Transition
By Xunpeng Shi and Yifan Shen
The securitization of critical minerals could divide the world, leading to severe consequences for the energy transition and undermining global climate change efforts.
The China-West Lithium Tango in South America
By Ali Rahman and Leland Lazarus
Despite the push toward decoupling, China-West collaboration persists in South America’s Lithium Triangle. But in the age of strategic competition, how long will this last?
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.