This is the 7th Monarch game for me and having not won a single one of them, I figure I could use some advice at this point. I'm at a crossroad. I'm Arabia in 1600 and have just defended against a French invasion. His forces seem depleted and I managed to lose just one town improvement and ~10 units so I'm not in too bad of shape. I'm about even with everyone on the power graph except for France, who is behind in tech and not a concern of mine any longer. My concern is with the score leaders. With 7 AI in the game, I'm behind Hatshepsut, Huayna Capac, and Asoka, all of whom have a large amount of land. I'm a bit behind them in tech as well. Huayna is the most tempting military target being next to me and having two cities on my borders that are completely isolated from his mainland. I'm not good friends with anyone, now that Asoka left our Buddist faith. I had a nice run defending with my UU (camel archer) but cav is one tech away, so my UU glory days are basically over. I just got into Universities and Free Market is avail. Free Religion is coming in 4 turns. I'll likely make peace with France soon and I need to make a major decision now. Do I change my civics to war and attack Huayna or do I build these universities and aim for space? Save attached.