Next in our series on strategic commodities we examine tantalum, a conflict mineral with complex geopolitical ramifications for East Africa and beyond.
Next in our series on strategic commodities we examine tin, a conflict mineral whose production is increasingly dominated by Asian states.
But the path to a post-oil future won’t be easy.
Post-oil geopolitics will still be dictated by access to key inputs, impacting foreign policies, multilateral alliances, and state support for the mining sector.
The Sahel was a standout in volatility in 2020, and the security outlook is set to worsen amid signs of a French pullout.
Is the EU’s quest for self-sufficiency in key raw material inputs a case of wishful thinking?
The Pakistani military’s creeping influence over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be a case of history repeating.
As COVID-19 recedes, it will be buying season for cash-flush Chinese state and semi-state corporations in Europe – but only if the authorities allow it.
A global crisis – this time the COVID-19 pandemic – has once again underscored the dangers of Nigeria’s economic overreliance on oil.
Three countries to watch in the likely event that the trade diversification trend accelerates following the COVID-19 pandemic.