Yet unless the kingdom makes further changes on both the diplomatic and domestic fronts, its aspirations are likely to run into roadblocks.
- Anna Jacobs
Saudi Arabia is trying, with mixed success, to recast itself on the international stage.
The kingdom, whose gross domestic product reached $1 trillion in 2022 for the first time, wants an economy that can keep pace with the global energy transition and a foreign policy that is less reliant on the United States.
Saudi policies are shaped by the ambitions of its…