Ryder Cup: how golf is new focus of soft power diplomacy
As the Ryder Cup tees off for the first time in France this weekend, at a vast course beyond the Palace of Versailles, golf is becoming a new focus of soft power diplomacy in an era of a US president who not only loves the links but owns numerous courses.
The tournament that pits top US golfers against top Europeans is the world’s most-watched sporting event after the Olympics and the football World Cup – one of the last huge sports competitions still limited to western nations from each edge of the Atlantic.
At a time when European relations with the US president, Donald Trump, are... read more
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