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June 30, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: June 30, 2022

Iranian Steel Mills Targeted in Cyberattack; Spyware Found in Italy and Kazakhstan; Italy Bans Google Analytics; Hackers Steal Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency; New Chinese Disinformation Campaign…

Ali Khamenei stands in front of a portrait over himself with his hand over his lapel.

June 8, 2022

Trade
Unpacking the IPEF: Biden’s First Big Trade Play

The Joe Biden administration has unveiled its Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, but it doesn’t look like a traditional trade deal and could end up falling short of its ambitions.  

From left to right, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) launch event in Tokyo in May 2022.

October 17, 2014

China
Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Eugene Gholz examines the national security and economic consequences of China's central role in the global rare earths market.

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June 28, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Artificial Intelligence’s Environmental Costs and Promise

Artificial intelligence has been cited as a potential tool for combatting climate change. Technology companies, however, need to do more to prevent AI from becoming a source of environmental degradat…

Elon Musk stands in front of an all red background while holding a microphone with the tesla logo emblazoned on it.

June 3, 2022

Climate Change
Term Member Virtual Meeting: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool the Planet

With the planet warming at an alarming pace, there are currently three main approaches to managing risks from the changing climate: reducing emissions, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, an…

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May 16, 2022

Japan
Japan Turns Its Attention to Economic Security

Japan's Economic Security Legislation has been passed.

Japan’s flag at a steel plant at Keihin industrial zone. Panasonic Corp's lithium-ion batteries displayed at the Panasonic Center. Japan's flag in front of a commercial construction site. Mock of lithium-ion battery displayed at Asahi Kasei Corporation.

May 14, 2020

COVID-19
The Elements Unfold: A Possible Bottom to Oil Prices

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…

Crude oil storage tanks are seen in an aerial photograph at the Cushing oil hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S. April 21, 2020.

March 31, 2020

South Korea
U.S.-ROK OPCON Transition: The Element of Timing

Determination of the transfer should be driven by a hard, thorough diagnosis of military capabilities against emerging threats.

A member of South Korea Special Warfare Command takes part in a joint military exercise conducted by South Korean and U.S. special forces troops at Gunsan Air Force base in Gunsan, South Korea, on November 14, 2019.

June 7, 2022

Energy and Environment
Renewing America Series: Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Energy

Our panelists discussed the U.S. approach to energy, from foreign oil dependence to the transition to and consideration of other energy sources, and climate concerns. With its Renewing America ini…

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July 7, 2011

China
China Rare Earths: The Saga Continues

A worker holds one of scrap mobile phones, at a recycling facility of Re-Tem Corp, in Tokyo on October 15, 2010. Re-Tem Corp researches and develops the recycling of rare earth metals vital to the pr…

A worker holds one of scrap mobile phones, at a recycling facility of Re-Tem Corp, in Tokyo on October 15, 2010. Re-Tem Corp researches and develops the recycling of rare earth metals vital to the production of electronics. Japanese high-tech companies face higher input costs for rare earth metals as dominant supplier China curbs exports.