Project on Critical Minerals Security

The Project on Critical Minerals Security is a groundbreaking initiative providing leadership as the United States races to build the resilient minerals supply chains needed for national, economic, and energy security.

The United States cannot maintain its position as a national security and energy leader without reducing reliance on foreign adversaries for key critical minerals. This will require a new approach–one that is market-led, environmentally and socially responsible, builds capacity in both production and processing, and works with allies while also forging new geopolitical alliances with resource-rich Global South countries. The Project on Critical Minerals Security will build upon CSIS’s longstanding work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to support market-led efforts to expand production, processing, and recycling capacities to improve domestic and global security. With a new paradigm, the United States can enable its diplomats, policymakers, and private sector actors to develop a secure supply chain and meet the mineral needs of the 21st century.

This project is made possible through general support to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program.


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Featured Analysis

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Photo: Patrik Stedrak/Adobe Stock

Leveraging Argentina’s Mineral Resources for Economic Growth

Despite facing significant macroeconomic challenges, Argentina remains one of the most attractive mining jurisdictions in the world, given both its mineral potential and the stability of its investor-friendly mining policies.

Commentary by Gracelin Baskaran and Florence Yu — May 14, 2024

Staff and Affiliates

Director, Project on Critical Minerals Security and Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Frank Fannon
Senior Advisor (Non-resident), Office of the President
Rohitesh Dhawan
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program