May 5, 2023
Can China's Grip on Lithium Be Loosened?
As electric car sales grow, demand for lithium, a key component in EV batteries, has surged. China controls about 60 per cent of global lithium processing, through its vast network...
Mar 24, 2023
The Tragedy of Iraq, 20 Years On
The night President George W Bush announced to the world that a US-led coalition was invading Iraq, he said one of the aims was helping Iraqis to achieve “a united, stable and...
Mar 15, 2023
China Plays Peacemaker in the Gulf
For two years, Saudi Arabia and Iran engaged in on-off talks to ease their bitter rivalry. Such was the mistrust that little progress was made — until China stepped in. Last...
Feb 2, 2023
The Return of the 'British Disease'
In the 1970s, the UK was known as the “sick man of Europe”. Today it seems to be the sick man of the developed world. The IMF forecast this week that Britain would be the...
Jan 30, 2023
How Tech Protects Wine Sector From Climate Change
Warmer temperatures have an impact on the chemistry of the grapes and the conditions they grow in. A smart agrovoltaic pilot project in Spain is testing how renewable energy can help...
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