- After spending two years in prison for protesting against rigged elections, Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian journalist and human rights activist, is using art to raise awareness of political prisoners in Iranian jails.
- Robert Caro has spent three decades so far on his acclaimed study of Lyndon B Johnson — over Lunch with the FT he discussed with Sarah Gordon his meticulous research and becoming his wife’s chauffeur.
- Protests against a fatal sex attack in Delhi have forced the government to respond to growing anger at a culture of male violence, but some fear that this has led to increased surveillance, rather than freedom.
- Turkey is shifting away from the European markets and moving into Africa.
- Governments around the world have been investing in plans to “climate-proof” cities — Eric Klinenberg writes about the costs of these investments and how they might have benefits for communities beyond disaster response.
- Fred Kaplan at Slate argues that Republican fear of Chuck Hagel becoming US defence secretary has more to do with Barack Obama’s ability to claim false bipartisanship than Hagel himself.
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