Gordon Weiss is a writer, speaker and documentary maker on international affairs. He worked for the United Nations for twelve years. His perspective was forged over two decades as a journalist, aid worker, and international civil servant in numerous notorious hotspots such as Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Israel, Kosovo, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Sudan.
After studying law, history, politics, military strategy, anthropology, philosophy and literature he acquired an MA in International Relations with a focus on security. Born in Sydney to a Czech father and a New Zealand mother, he has lived in Barcelona, New York, Prague, Sarajevo, and Tokyo. He currently divides his time between Australia and various extended overseas projects. The Cage is his first published book.