The Foreign Desk

Explainer 241: Saudi’s sporting soft-power attempt

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11 November 2020

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Saudi Arabia will host a new Grand Prix for Formula 1, a clear soft-power move from the country. Andrew Mueller explains that the roar of the engines might not be loud enough to drown out the voices decrying human-rights offences.

11 November 2020

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