Rare Earth Elements: Global Reserves and Production

With China's recent threat to ban exports of rare earth elements to the United States, it may be time to find an alternative.

Who Benefits From the US-China Trade War?

Several markets stand to benefit from the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China. Here, we take a look at two countries that will likely see an increase in trade with the U.S. as a result of the trade war.

Drought Hits Australian Wheat Supplies

Australia, normally a net exporter of wheat, has had to import wheat for the first time since 2007.

Africa’s New Free Trade Agreement

The AfCFTA would create the largest trade zone in the world.

Which Countries Have State Religions?

Religion still plays a role in shaping communal worldviews, attitudes and politics around the world.

Global Military Spending Soars

A new report shows that global military spending reached a new post-Cold War high last year.

The US Military and the African Front

The U.S. military posture in Africa has often been described as a “light footprint.” Recent revelations tell a different story.

Beyond Incirlik

The Turkish air base has become a point of contention in negotiations between Washington and Ankara.

The Shores of Lake Balkhash

Russia has offered to help Kazakhstan build a nuclear power plant near Lake Balkhash.

The Proliferation of Tunnel Warfare

The Syrian civil war brought tunnel technologies to Bashar Assad’s forces. It’s something Israel may want to keep in mind as it pushes a “safe zone” farther into Syrian territory.

Big Days for Democracy in Asia

Voters in Indonesia and India – two countries that account for about 20 percent of the entire population of Earth – will soon decide who they want to represent them.

Is Australia’s Real Estate Bubble About to Burst?

As China tightens controls on investment capital outflow and Australia increases restrictions on foreign buyers of property, real estate prices in some Australian cities have plummeted.