Paris caught in UAE-Saudi Arabia power struggles over arts programmes

Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. © Website Agence française pour le développement d'Al-Ula
The spat between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh is affecting major arts and culture programmes in the Gulf, putting the French government, which is involved in both countries' efforts, in a tight spot. US businessman, philanthropist and art collector Thomas Kaplan is also caught in the middle. [...] (1161 words)
Issue dated 20/07/2021 Reading time 5 minutes
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