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MICHAEL HUGHES is a DC-based journalist whose work can be found in CNN, HuffPost, Asia Times, Truthout,, Dissident Voice, Sputnik, Seeking Alpha, & Afghan Online Press.



WASHINGTON, December 23 (Sputnik) - The US will be hard-pressed to break its rare earth dependence on China in the near future amid steep regulatory hurdles along with a lack of capabilities and technologies, the types of which Beijing has been developing for more than three decades, experts told Sputnik.


WASHINGTON, August 13 (Sputnik) - Any conflict between China and Taiwan could be a disaster for the Biden administration amid the US reliance on a single microchip supplier on the island, whose products can be found in everything from iPhones to F-35 fighter jets.

Publishing Credits

Asia Times

Afghan Online Press


Dissident Voice

The Globe Post


Seeking Alpha

Sputnik/RIA Novosti

Media Apperances

Alhurra TV 

Al Ekhbariya

HuffPost Live


Quoted In / Work Cited By

Brookings Saban Center

Center for Strategic & Intl Studies

Harvard Intl Law Journal

Intl Journal of Middle East Policy

Intl Studies Association


Soufan Center

U.S. Army's Military Review

The Washington Journal

Yale Globalist

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