In the Gulf, China Plays to Win but US has Upper Hand

Michael B Greenwald
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Saudi Vision 2030 — Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s bid to diversify his nation’s oil-dependent economy — is one of the most consequential development plans in modern history. So it was no surprise to see MbS, as he is known, grinning with Chinese leaders during his Asian investment trip last month. As Chinese officials raved about the “enormous potential” of the Saudi economy, Saudi officials praised the compatibility of Chinese and Saudi cultures, and MbS even defended China’s maltreatment of Muslim Uighurs
International Affairs
Political Geography
Global Focus