In the past, changes in the world order were brought about through major wars or revolutionary changes in the political structures, this time around, economic power is the prime mover. This time, not a single bullet has been fired. Nor has there been a single Government or political system toppled. But the war for global supremacy is well under way with battles being fought on multiple fronts. It is The Battle for Rare Earths, a smaller battle at the moment, but with the potential for immense economic and strategic impact in the future.