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    China Escalates Military Activity Around Japan, Senkakus

    Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been increasingly assertive regarding its various maritime claims—both in the South China Sea with various Southeast Asian states, as well as in the East China Sea—with America’s Japanese ally. Part of this effort has seen a larger, more constant … More

    Taking the Critical out of "Critical Materials"

    Rare earths and other strategic minerals are front and center again, with a bill being brought to the House floor this week. When Members of Congress consider “critical” materials, they should bear in mind that the materials aren’t actually critical and that government should therefore play a very limited role. … More

    The Rare Earths Distraction

    The U.S., EU, and Japan are suing China in the World Trade Organization (WTO), calling Chinese export quotas on rare earth elements an illegal trade practice. The U.S. will most likely win. But the suit is peripheral to real issues and was brought because the U.S. is unable or unwilling … More

    Access to Domestic Reserves Is Best Solution to Rare Earths Dilemma

    Following reports of an alleged blockage of shipments of rare earth minerals from China to the U.S. and Europe, Congressman Edward Markey (D–MA) turned to the Obama Administration for clarification and to express his concern. In a letter to the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, as well as the … More