Strategy issues

Juan Cole on Gen. Petraeus and Afghanistan and Iraq

Juan Cole on Petraeus and the failure of U.S. military invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Rare earth elements – China announces a further reduction in exports

New development in the supply of rare earth elements

China On A Shopping Trip

China 2 – 0? China winning the struggle for future energy supplies over the West?

China Establishing the World’s Leading Green Agenda

China has taken several substantial steps to create a green industry and tackle the challenges of presented by climate change. Is the West not capable of dealing with such challenges?

The strategic place of rare earth elements in military and consumer high tech hardware

A look at how Chinese and U.S. ways of thinking have led to a near Chinese monopoly on the critically important but little known rare earth elements, and the effects of these developments on the military and commercial sectors.