The Artifice of Aceh’s Anniversary

Indonesia’s national news magazine, Tempo, invited me to write a guest column for its tsunami 10th anniversary English and Indonesian editions. It was an honour to be asked and a … Continue Reading →


Tsunami 10th Anniversary – Good, Bad & Ugly

As we proceed with the countdown to the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, expect some genuine tears and no little chest beating from some of the big global agencies … Continue Reading →


Tsunami – 10th Anniversary Facts

As we move into the countdown to the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, a few facts might help an appreciation of the scale of the tragedy and humanitarian response. … Continue Reading →


Tsunami 10th Anniversary

Almost 10 years since the 2004 tsunami. Time for the commemoration. There’ll be lots of comments. Some will be good, some bad, some self-serving rot. The big agencies will no doubt … Continue Reading →


Aussies in Aceh

For those who have followed my occasional blogs or read my books, you will know I have spent a good deal of time working in, studying and writing about disaster … Continue Reading →