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Bahrain Rugby Club, a hub of British beer and influence in the Gulf

Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa with Bahrain Rugby Club players.
Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa with Bahrain Rugby Club players. © Bahrain Rugby Club
Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens, where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online explores an institution inherited from the time of British presence in the country, the Bahrain Rugby Club. Aside from sports fans and expat gatherings, you'll find businessmen hoping to network, diplomats gleaning information and US soldiers socialising during a Manama stopover. [...]
Published on 26.08.2022 at 07:00 GMT Reading time 5 minutes

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