Mongolian uranium.

In October, the French state-owned nuclear company Orano signed a $1.7 billion deal to extract uranium from a mine in Mongolia which may provide 4% of global uranium production, Time reports.

This fantastically reported feature from correspondent Charlie Campbell shows how the geopolitics of a state wedged between Russia and China impact resources valuable for a global energy transition.

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Cat Clifford

Senior Science and Economics Correspondent