Graham Cooke has been a journalist for more than four decades, having lived in England, Northern Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, for a lengthy period covering the diplomatic round for The Canberra Times.
He has travelled to and reported on events in more than 20 countries, including an extended stay in the Middle East. Based in Canberra, where he obtains casual employment as a speech writer in the Australian Public Service, he continues to find occasional assignments overseas, supporting the coverage of international news organisations.
“From the 1968 US Presidential campaign to the current rise of Asia, I have been fascinated by the unpredictable currents of history, some caused by multiple events complex almost beyond comprehension, others resulting from a single moment and an assassin’s bullet.
“In trying to make sense of this I am reminded of a quote from President John F. Kennedy: ‘The only unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable’.”