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Garrett O’Brien

Garrett O’Brien, a student at Harvard University, is a contributing writer at The Wire. At Harvard, he is studying how China interacts with the rest of the world. His research interests include Chinese international development projects and financial regulation.


The Congo Standoff

Chinese mining companies dominate the Congo’s critical mineral production, but an ongoing, nasty dispute at a cobalt mine shows the country is starting to drive a harder bargain. After more than a decade of Chinese companies operating largely unchecked in the DRC — almost 70...