The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has led the Islamic Republic since 1989. But after the nuclear deal with the US, questions have been raised over whether it is necessary to have a senior cleric in charge, says Najmeh Bozorgmehr. Now reformists and hardliners have begun to position themselves for influence over the future of the country
In a US election dominated by character attacks, coal country stands out as a region where a single policy question — what to do about unemployed miners — still eclipses all else. The FT’s Barney Jopson reports from the mountains of Appalachia
To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In episode three, Sarah Gordon, the FT’s business editor, and Martin Dickson, the FT’s former deputy editor, discuss ‘Barbarians at the Gate’ by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar.
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