Harder to Breathe

India's Pollution Crisis—And What To Do About It

Ira Trivedi
A traffic police officer directs traffic in front of India's presidential palace amid dense smog in New Delhi, November 2012.
A traffic police officer directs traffic in front of India's presidential palace amid dense smog in New Delhi, November 2012. (B Mathur / Courtesy Reuters)
India’s environmental crisis is not just endangering human lives. It is also holding back the country’s economy. For Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, this story isn’t new.
Essay

Rapprochement Reloaded

Rolf Mützenich
Despite being misdefined by proponents and detractors alike, a new détente with Russia offers a way out of a political and military stalemate in the Ukraine crisis.
Snapshot

Should the United States Arm Ukraine?

Foreign Affairs' brain trust weighs in.
Capsule Review

Managing the Euro Area Debt Crisis

Andrew Moravcsik
Cline offers the most detailed, data-rich, and policy-relevant analysis of the euro crisis yet to appear. In his view, the euro system is in crisis primarily because some eurozone members have accumulated too much sovereign debt.
Snapshot
Reza Marashi

To avoid another failed round of nuclear negotiations with Tehran, Washington must understand why Iran is at the negotiating table.

A Ukraine marine officer in September 2014.
Snapshot

We poll experts on whether they think the United States should arm Ukraine.

Comment
Kenan Malik

Multicultural policies accept that societies are diverse, yet they implicitly assume that such diversity ends at the edges of minority communities. By forcing people into ethnic and cultural boxes, they help create the very divisions they were meant to manage.

Video
Gideon Rose and Stephen Kotkin

Princeton University Professor Stephen Kotkin discusses his recent article, "The Resistible Rise of Vladimir Putin," with Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose.

Snapshot
Van Jackson

Russia tends to make diplomatic overtures to North Korea whenever relations between Moscow and Washington sour. With U.S. strategy in Asia hanging in the balance, though, the repercussions of a stronger Russian-North Korean partnership could be different than ever before.

Review Essay
Stephen Kotkin

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s vaunted “stability” has turned into spoliation. The methods he used to fix the corrupt, dysfunctional post-Soviet state have produced yet another corrupt, dysfunctional state—and unfortunately, there is no end to it in sight.

Discussion