May 14, 2020COVID-19
The process of going into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has been revealing, especially in regards to oil. There are many elements to the smooth operation of global oil logistics that are n…
August 4, 2022Taiwan
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the first speaker in twenty-five years to visit Taiwan.
July 13, 2022Democratic Republic of Congo
The future of the Democratic Republic of Congo is as consequential as the country is complicated.
October 23, 2014
It’s been four years since China cut sales of rare earth elements (REEs) to Japan during a naval standoff between the two powers. Panic spread to markets and governments as people tried to figure ou…
March 14, 2012Trade
The United States, Europe, and Japan challenged China’s export restrictions of rare earth elements at the WTO (WSJ). The complaint alleges that the restrictions give Chinese manufacturers an unfair a…
October 23, 2010China
Getting the facts straight never hurts, and every once in a while it really matters. The current brouhaha over China’s decision to cut its exports of rare earths falls in the latter category. So her…
March 2, 2020Global Commons
Protecting the biosphere requires new conceptions of sovereign obligation.