On Geopolitics

Checking the Pulse of American Tech

Rebecca Keller
Senior Science and Technology Analyst, Stratfor
Matthew Bey
Senior Global Analyst, Stratfor
Apr 19, 2017 | 08:44 GMT
Checking the Pulse of American Tech
Uncertainty is building in the hallowed halls of America's finest research institutions -- about funding, about immigration, and about the next four years of policy under the new U.S. administration.
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For most of its history, the United States' seat at the forefront of innovation has gone unrivaled. Thanks to its natural geographic strength, ample access to capital, top-tier education and expansive government-funded research, the nation has pushed the boundaries of science like no other. But as any bodybuilder will tell you, true strength requires upkeep. And the proposed budget cuts of the newest U.S. administration have many American scientists -- and Washington's foreign rivals -- questioning whether the United States is about to lose its competitive edge....

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