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Beware of the Simple Media Narratives Warns China Scholar About Xi Visit to the Mideast

Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jonathan Fulton has some advice for journalists covering Xi Jinping’s visit to Saudi Arabia: don’t fall for the simple narrative that this trip is about some kind of Great Power Competition with the United States.

Instead, Fulton recommends looking at the meetings and summits that will take place this week from the perspective of the various Arab countries that are keen to diversify their international relations beyond reliance on the U.S. and Europe.

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