This post by Selvaraja Rajasegar originally appeared on Groundviews, an award-winning citizen journalism website in Sri Lanka. A translated and edited version is published below as part of a content-sharing agreement with Global Voices. About 300 days ago, a group of Sri Lankan people began protesting across the north (in places like Vavuniya, Kilinochchi,Read More →

IT WAS A SECRET wartime project, with a code name and an urgent mission: develop a more powerful bomb, one that could be mass produced in time to fend off the German forces ravaging Europe. It was 1940. British chemists toiled with a tripod-shaped bond of nitrogen and oxygen molecules linkedRead More →

via shutterstock.com Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation How do we know that ideas we hold true aren’t just myths that will be proved untrue in the future? Or maybe you have a favourite fact or storyRead More →

by STEPHEN CHAN, This is an except from Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy – an open access book by Stephen Chan. Available now on Amazon (UK, USA, Ca, Ger, Fra), in all good book stores and via a free PDF download. Find out more about E-IR’s range of open access books As World WarRead More →