The Geopolitics & Power Podcast

Justin Scheck | Blood & Oil – MBS Ruthless Quest For Global Power, & The Geopolitics Of Saudi Arabia

October 05, 2021 Justin Scheck Episode 19
The Geopolitics & Power Podcast
Justin Scheck | Blood & Oil – MBS Ruthless Quest For Global Power, & The Geopolitics Of Saudi Arabia
Show Notes

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The narrative of MBS is relatively straightforward – a monarch who has seen his country thrive of oil wealth, looks into the future and see a world where both fossil fuels and social inequality are a thing of the past. MBS being the visionary with the deep pockets exacts his wealth and influence to make a change transitioning Saudi Arabia from a state that relies on oil to one that relies on solar and other renewables.

So the narrative is simple, but it is the details that are complex. With the monarchy growing at an exponential rate – yes, exponential family growth – the limitations of Saudi geography, the complexity of international influence, the role of social media and the pressures of trying to maintain balance and order, the easily understood vision of MBS is met by hundreds of divergent paths he can barely hang on to.Β 

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In this podcast, you can expect to learn…

  • A brief history of Saudi Arabia.
  • How MBS spends his billions.
  • A bit about the implications of Kashoggi.
  • What MBS true skills and qualities are.
  • The role of McKinsey, BCG and the rest in Saudi Arabia.
  • + much, much more.

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00:00 – Introduction
04:34 – How Much Did You Think About The Narrative Journalism Style & Co-Authorship For The Book?
11:29 – Exciting & Ongoing White Collar Crime Investigations
14:08 – Introducing Saudi Arabia Beyond The Caricature
23:21 – The Unusual Labour Force Of Saudi Arabia
31:48 – Is MBS’s Cultural Reformation BS?
43:09 – Is MBS admiration for Alexander The Great & Machiavelli Ominous?
58:54 – Egregious Saudi Prince Spending
1:04:39 – Using Neon To Explain MBS Ambition
1:13:39 – How Saudi Aramco Is Much More Than Just An Oil Company
1:16:09 – MBS Ongoing Disatsifaction With Management Consultants + Celebrity Influence
1:28:39 – Is MBS A Figure For Good?
1:31:34 – Which Country Are You Most Bullish On?
1:32:25 – A Conversation Between Any Two People Of History
1:34:00 – My Afterthougts
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