China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018; rev. 2021). Translations: Kína és a ritkaföldfémek geopolitikája (Budapest, Hungary: Pallas Athéné, 2018); Terre Rare: La Cina e la geopolitica dei minerali strategici (Milan, Italy: Bocconi University Press, 2021).

Miriam Aczel, International Affairs 94, no. 4 (July 1, 2018): 937–39.  

Gardella, R. P. “China and the Geopolitics of RareEarths.” Choice; Middletown 55, no. 12 (August 2018): 1522.
Kristin Vekasi, Journal of Chinese Political Science 23, no. 4 (December 1, 2018): 637–38.

Philip Andrews-Speed , “China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths, by Sophia Kalantzakos,” The China Journal, no. 81 (January 2019): 234-236.

The EU, US, and China Tackling Climate Change: Policies and Alliances for the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2017); Chapter 4, “What makes EU-China collaboration a better fit for the Anthropocene,” anthologized in “EU Environmental Policy,” (Routledge, 2018), pp. 86-100.

Energy and Environmental Transformations in a Globalizing World: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (co-editor with N. Farantouris) Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015.

Rich Rocks, the Climate Crisis and the Tech-Imperium, ed. (Springer, Forthcoming 2022)

EU and China: Encounter in the Horn of Africa (completed manuscript)

Articles and Book Chapters 

China’s Ecological Civilization: A National Narrative with Global Ambitions,” in eds. Debajyoti Biswas, Panos Eliopoulos, and John Ryan, Global Perspectives on Nationalism: Literature, Philosophy and Political Theory (Routledge Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, ed. Timofey Agarin) Routledge, December 2022.

“Closing the Infrastructure Gap for Decarbonization: The Case for an Integrated Mineral Supply Agreement,”  with Saleem H. Ali, Roderick Eggert, Roland Gauss, Constantine Karayannopoulos, Julie Klinger, Xiaoyu Pu, Kristin Vekasi and Robert K. Perrons, Environmental Science & Technology, October 26, 2022,

“Can Brussels and Beijing Get it Right? Twenty-first Century Ecological Geopolitics,” Springs: The Rachel Carson Center Review, Issue 1, 2022

“China as Partner?: Tackling Climate and Energy Challenges,”  in eds. Daniel Hamilton and Joe Renouard  The Transatlantic Community and China in the Age of Great Power Rivalry: From Partners to Adversaries, Routledge (forthcoming 2023) 

A Collaborative Approach to Environmental Humanities: Pedagogy and the Radical Hope Syllabus Project, with Erika Bsumek, Amy Hay, and Tania Katzschner, in eds Ma Isabel Pérez Ramos & Beatriz Lindo Mañas, Toward an Eco-social Transition: Transatlantic Environmental Humanities, (Alcala, Spain: Biblioteca Benjamin Franklin, 2021—bilingual edition: English and Spanish)

Ecological Diplomacy and EU International Partnerships: China, Africa and Beyond,” in eds. Olivia Lazard and Richard Youngs, The EU and Climate Security: Toward Ecological Diplomacy. Carnegie Europe Report, July 2021.

“Energy “Realism” is Climate Fatalism,” Public Books, May 13, 2021. 

“Decarbonization in a Fraught Geopolitical Landscape,” Down to Earth, April 1, 2021. 

Rare Earths, the Climate Crisis and the Tech-Imperium,” LSE Ideas, March 24, 2021. 

“Rethinking the Collapse of the first East African Community (1967-1977): Lessons for the EU,” with Asteris Huliaras in Trouille Jean-Marc , Helen Trouille, and Penine Uwimbabazi, eds. The East African Community: Intraregional Integration and Relations with the EU. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2021.

“India’s Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council,” in Asteris Huliaras and Sotiris Petropoulos, eds., India’s Relations with the European Union and the World, (Athens, Greece: Papazissi, December 2020).

COVID-19 and the New Tech-Imperium, Pandemic Discourses, The New School India China Institute, October 26, 2020.

Sophia Kalantzakos and Asteris Huliaras, “Opportunities to Cooperate on New Global Challenges: Introduction”, in Haastrup, Toni, Luís Mah, and Niall Duggan, eds. The Routledge Handbook of EU-Africa Relations. 1 edition. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2020.

The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals,” IAI Papers 19/27 – December 2019.

Αστέρης Χουλιάρας και Σοφία Καλαντζάκου, «Οι Σχέσεις ΕΕ-Αφρικής», στο Σ. Μπλαβούκος, Δ. Μπουραντώνης και Π. Τσάκωνας, επιμ. Εξωτερικές Σχέσεις της ΕΕ, Αθήνα: Ι. Σιδέρης, 2019, σελ. 195-210. (Asteris Huliaras and Sophia Kalantzakos, “EU-Africa Relations” in Sp. Blavoukos, D. Bourandonis and P. Tsakonas, EU External Relations, Athens: I. Sideris, 2019, pp. 195-210.)

“Rethinking the Collapse of the first East African Community (1967-1977): Lessons for the EU,” with Asteris Huliaras, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of the Peloponnese, The Jean Monnet Papers on Political Economy, 19/2019.

The Gulf States and the Horn of Africa: A New Hinterland?” with Asteris Huliaras Middle East Policy, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, Winter 2017, pp. 63-73.

Sophia Kalantzakos, “River Rights and the Rights of Rivers: The Case of Acheloos.” In “Can Nature Have Rights? Legal and Political Insights,” edited by María Valeria Berros and Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht, RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2017, no. 6, 45–51.

“A Paradox in today’s Europe: Greece’s Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of the Peloponnese, The Jean Monnet Papers on Political Economy, 15/2017.

“EU and China: Leadership after COP21” Working Paper 72/2016, ELIAMEP, (March, 2016) pp. 1-18.

Greece and the GCC: Strengthening ties in a time of crisis” with A. Huliaras in Foreign Policy Under Austerity: Greece’s Return to Normality? Eds. A. Tziampiris and Sp. Litsas (Palgrave-McMillan, 2016), pp. 49-76.

“Greece and the GCC: Looking for an Oasis of Support” with A. Huliaras, GreeSE Paper No.96, Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (January, 2016) pp. 1-34.

“EU and China: New Partnership for the Anthropocene”, in Energy and Environmental Transformations in a Globalizing World: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (co-editor with N. Farantouris) Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015, pp. 66-78.

“Introduction to Energy and Environmental Transformations in a Globalizing World: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” (co-editor with N. Farantouris) Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015, pp. xi-xv.


From pipeline and pump to farm and fork, Kathimerini (english edition), August 4, 2022

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Supplies of Critical Minerals and Rare Earths, International Spectator Blog Post, March 31, 2022

Le forniture di terre rare ai tempi della guerra in Ucraina, Affari Internazionali, April 1, 2022

El impacto de la guerra de Ucrania en el suministro de minerales críticos y tierras raras, April 8, 2022

Νέες Προοπτικές για τις Ευρωατλαντικές Σχέσεις, 18 Ιανουαρίου 2021

The Perils of a Bipolar Planet,” Kathimerini (english edition), November 1, 2020

Critical Minerals and the New Geopolitics,” Project Syndicate, October 2, 2020

World needs multilateralism in a big way,” Kathimerini (english edition), 25 July 2020

“Once upon a time there was an America…” Kathimerini (english edition), 26 June 2020.

“Πανδημία: Μήπως το πρόβλημα δεν είναι η Κίνα;” Καθημερινή, 2 Ιουνίου 2020.

“Ας αλλάξουμε αφήγημα για το δημογραφικό,” Καθημερινή, 5 Ιανουαρίου, 2020 (με την Αλεξάνδρα Τραγάκη)

Νέες Προοπτικές Οταν οι Κοινωνίες Αλλάζουν, Καθημερινή, 12 Αυγούστου 2019, (με τις Αλεξάνδρα Τραγάκη και Βάλια Φράγκου).

Η Ενεργειακή Σκακιέρα το 2016 (The Energy Chessboard in 2016), OpEd, ΒΗΜΑ της Κυριακής, 17 Ιανουαρίου 2016.

Φυσικό Αέριο: μια επικίνδυνη μέθοδος, (The Dangers of the Fracking Revolution) OpEd, ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2013.

After Arab Spring, an EU Winter?, November 18, 2011