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The United States Pursues Its Lithium Independence

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

The hunt for the key battery component is only the beginning of the story.

Construction continues at the Thacker Pass lithium mine near Orovada, Nevada
Rick Bowmer / AP
Global Economy

Foreign Policy Experts Fear the Threat Is Coming from Inside the House

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Large majorities of Democratic and Independent foreign policy elites say they are more concerned about internal threats than external ones.

Security fencing installed around the US Capitol
J. Scott Applewhite / AP
US Foreign Policy

American Rare Earths Find Comes up Short

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

The eventual extraction from Wyoming’s Halleck Creek site will be much smaller than the reported 2.34 billion tonnes.

 mountains in northeast Wyoming which hold one of North America's best deposits of rare earth elements
Mead Gruver / AP
Global Economy

Americans Want US Leaders to Focus More on China and Southern Border

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Running Numbers by Dina Smeltz

Partisan differences guide assessments of where Washington should turn its attention.

a Chinese flag hangs near an automated parcel handling line at a warehouse for an online retailer in Beijing
Mark Schiefelbein / AP
Public Opinion

What Americans Think About the US-Japan Relationship

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Running Numbers by Craig Kafura

As US President Joe Biden hosts Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for a state visit, here’s what to know about US attitudes toward the alliance.

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida walk along the colonnade of the White House
Haiyun Jiang / AP
Public Opinion

Year in Review: 2023 in Public Opinion

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Running Numbers by Libby Berry

Over the past 12 months, our pollsters tracked public attitudes on everything from the war in Ukraine to conflict in the Middle East.

The 2023 New Year's Eve numerals are displayed in Times Square,
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Public Opinion

Plurality of Americans Say US Should Be Neutral Mediator in Israel-Hamas War

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

As the humanitarian toll in Gaza continues to climb and fears of a wider war grow, Americans are wary of direct military involvement in the conflict.

Israel's President Isaac Herzog and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hold a meeting in Tel Aviv
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Americans Broadly Favorable to Participating in International Agreements

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

The public supports US participation in the Paris climate agreement, the Iran nuclear deal, and more.

the Eiffel Tower lit up in green to mark the success of the Paris Agreement to slash man-made emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases to counter climate change
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US Foreign Policy

Americans Favor US Leaders Opening Talks with Most US Adversaries

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

The US public supports meeting with the leaders of Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, and more.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang
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US Foreign Policy

Most Americans Supported Talks with Iran Prior to Hamas Attacks

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Running Numbers by Karl Friedhoff

But public opinion has likely shifted following Hamas' attacks on Israel.

ran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, left, meets with Ismail Haniyeh, one of the Palestinian militant group Hamas leaders in Doha
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US Foreign Policy