Counterbalance is back and welcomes new co-host Peter Rough, director of Hudson Institute's Center on Europe and Eurasia. In this episode, Rough interviews returning co-host Mike Doran about his recent trip to Saudi Arabia. A longstanding pillar of American security architecture in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is increasingly demonstrating autonomy in foreign policy. Rough and Doran discuss the reasons for the kingdom's opening to China and its implications for regional security and great power competition.
Counterbalance is a Hudson Institute podcast hosted by Senior Fellows Michael Doran and Peter Rough. As America's unipolar moment fades, Rough and Doran explore the emerging global order.