Non-Fuel Minerals and East-West Interdependence

  • Giuseppe Schiavone


The world demand for non-renewable commodities has risen significantly over the last few years and several countries now face potentially serious problems in view of their exacerbated reliance on outside sources of essential materials. The overwhelming attention given to oil and gas has made it relatively easy to overlook the vital importance to industrialised countries of strategic minerals and metals for a considerable number of which there seems to be essentially no substitute.


Foreign Policy Platinum Group Metal Major Supplier Titanium Sponge Mineral Commodity 
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© Giuseppe Schiavone 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Schiavone
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  1. 1.University of CataniaItaly

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