CNAS Fellow Christine Parthemore testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific in an open hearing on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. on "China's Monopoly on Rare Earths: Implications for U.S. Foreign and Security Policy." Additional witnesses included Mark A. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Molycorp Minerals; Robert Strahs, Vice President and General Manager of Arnold Magnetic Technologies; and John Galyen, President of Danfoss North America.
Visit the CNAS Natural Security project page for more information on the natural security program and CNAS's work on critical minerals. Recent publications by Christine Parthemore include: "Elements of Security: Mitigating the Risks of U.S. Dependence on Critical Minerals," "Blinded: The Decline of U.S. Earth Monitoring Capabilities and Its Consequences for National Security," and "Fueling the Future Force: Preparing the Department of Defense for a Post-Petroleum Era."