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Amid Tsunami Relief, Hopes of Indonesian Peace Talks

The crisis caused by the tsunami in Aceh Province, Indonesia raises the possibility of opening peace talks between the government and separatist rebels. A government spokesman in Jakarta suggested talks could begin before the end of the month.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.