While we were gone, China brokered rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia, countries separated by religious belief, national ideology, and plans for their respective futures. While the Iranians claimed the Houthis in Yemen would stop attacking Saudi Arabia, the Saudis advocated for the return to the Arab League of Bashar Assad’s Syria, a move opposed by most Arab League members. Quid Pro Quo.
What’s in it for China? Can it work? How stable can it be? What will be the impact on Israel and the Abraham Accords? Why has Israel had remarkably little to say about it in public?