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Preventing growing Chinese influence in the Middle East is more important than making Riyadh a pariah.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, at the meeting, but U.S.-Russia talks are off the table.
The U.S. president’s upcoming trip to the region is being driven largely by a domestic political crisis linked to the price of oil.
The U.K. would be wise to turn to them for their defense experience and serious policy expertise—not out of hope for a military messiah.