I wouldn't put much faith in the Middle Eastern Arab countries in the Gulf region. They have huge amounts of money parked in the West.
Their defense establishment is also heavily dependent on Western weapons imports.
While they are trying to increase their own weapons production it will take a long time until we see proper results from this.
The West has its areas of influence over those monarchies, and China also has a few areas of influence over them of its own.
China needs to make sure to keep these countries neutral like they are now. That's basically what's already being done.
Because, if they are neutral, they will look for their own interests first, and over time realize the collapse of the US empire is inevitable and give them finishing blows & jump ships completely to the other side at a critical moment.
The loss of long-standing, traditional allies is a common characteristic of many collapses of big empires in the past history.
Tucker Carlson reflect republican mindset about strategy to contain china with Russia. And seems like in decades ago Russia were willing to welcome this.
This guy demolished Tucker and his faction's hegemonic ambitions against China and strategic sucking up to Russia.
Mearsheimer is also a big over-confident, arrogant clown. But he is slightly smarter than complete retards like Zeihan or Chang.
However, still far from being on the level of intelligence & quality of some social scientists & geopolitical analysts from China or Russia for example.
Celebrating Tucker or Mershaimer as something best they have to offer, tells about their intellectual levels the most.