China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths

ISBN : 9780190670931

Sophia Kalantzakos
240 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Dec 2017
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Rare earths, indispensable inputs for high tech, military, and renewable applications, remain in the hands of China, a power on the rise. Largely out of the public eye prior to 2010, rare earths, and China's monopoly over them, became international news after China unofficially halted exports to Japan, the United States, and Europe following a collision between Chinese and Japanese boats in the East China Sea. Focusing on China's monopoly over the rare earth industry, this book examines the impacts of growing worldwide resource competition and the complexities policymakers face as they develop strategies and responses in an increasingly globalized world.


Acknowledgments; Introduction: Rare Earths: A Crisis in the Making; Chapter 1: Resource Competition, Mineral Scarcity, and Economic Statecraft; Chapter 2: What are Rare Earths?; Chapter 3: Salt and Oil: Strategic Parallels; Chapter 4: How China Came to Dominate the Rare Earth Industry; Conclusions: Rare Earths: Paradigms of Connection and Disruption; Notes; Bibliography; Index

About the author: 

Sophia Kalantzakos is Global Distinguished Professor in Environmental Studies and Public Policy at New York University.

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