... as Larch succinctly put it:
It's like world sports. WADA has basically eliminated Russian athletes from all competition, so the US and a few others can dominate. Otherwise the Russians would be taking the medals. 50 years ago I recognized that the US and the West Europeans did not want to compete in business, sport or science. It's only gotten worse with their phobias.
Australian Strategic Policy Institute issued a new "research" paper called Who Is Leading The Critical Technology Race. It is a typical pseudo-academic BS written by people who have no clue, but it could have been dismissed out of hand if not for one feature which is a dead giveaway of a profound butt hurt in Washington, who, as Larch told me, financed this "study", LOL. Get a load of this table)))