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Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt

He has served as bureau chief for Agence France-Presse in Cambodia and in Afghanistan during the Taliban occupation where he was commended by the United Nations for the ‘best and most insightful’ coverage of the Afghan civil war.

Follow him on Twitter at @lukeanthonyhunt.

Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
December 01, 2016
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
Couples spend $50,000 on Cambodian gestational surrogates.
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
Cambodia: UN Tribunal Rejects Appeal of Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders
November 24, 2016
Cambodia: UN Tribunal Rejects Appeal of Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan will spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
Cambodia: UN Tribunal Rejects Appeal of Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders
Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
November 17, 2016
Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
The sentencing of an opposition politician is just the latest attempt to cover up a deepening 1MDB scandal.
Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
November 14, 2016
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
Elections in the two countries could determine their future interactions with ASEAN neighbors.
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
November 11, 2016
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
A third mainstream dam raises the threat posed to the river's future.
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
Remembering Cambodia’s Pen Sovann
November 08, 2016
Remembering Cambodia’s Pen Sovann
The country’s former premier died recently after a long illness.
Remembering Cambodia’s Pen Sovann
Is US Policy in Trouble in Southeast Asia?
October 28, 2016
Is US Policy in Trouble in Southeast Asia?
A closer look at a recent report evaluating Washington's regional position.
Is US Policy in Trouble in Southeast Asia?
What a China Hard Landing Means for Vietnam
October 20, 2016
What a China Hard Landing Means for Vietnam
The consequences could be dire for the Southeast Asian state.
What a China Hard Landing Means for Vietnam
Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
October 15, 2016
Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
A new report sheds light on a disturbing trend.
Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
Judges and Rice: Cambodia's Expanding Reliance on China
October 14, 2016
Judges and Rice: Cambodia's Expanding Reliance on China
Is there a limit to Beijing's largesse for its southern ally?
Judges and Rice: Cambodia's Expanding Reliance on China
Vietnam Ramps Up Trade Talks Amid Economic Uncertainty
October 07, 2016
Vietnam Ramps Up Trade Talks Amid Economic Uncertainty
Things don't seem to be looking that good for Hanoi.
Vietnam Ramps Up Trade Talks Amid Economic Uncertainty
Time for Malaysia's Najib to Step Aside
October 02, 2016
Time for Malaysia's Najib to Step Aside
The premier needs to give his country a much-needed respite.
Time for Malaysia's Najib to Step Aside
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
September 26, 2016
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
The country is only beginning to reexamine how it preserves its ancient temples.
The Trouble With Temple Restoration in Myanmar
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
September 20, 2016
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
Abu Sayyaf finally releases another captive.
Philippine Militancy in the Spotlight with Freed Norwegian Hostage
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite One Step Closer to International Court
September 16, 2016
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite One Step Closer to International Court
Court rules that company bosses and complicit politicians can be tried for land grabbing and environmental destruction.
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite One Step Closer to International Court
The Changing Face of ASEAN
September 15, 2016
The Changing Face of ASEAN
Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam offer an unlikely breath of fresh air.
The Changing Face of ASEAN
Will Cambodia’s Rulers Be Dragged to Court?
September 09, 2016
Will Cambodia’s Rulers Be Dragged to Court?
The murder of a government critic may be added to the regime’s growing list of transgressions.
Will Cambodia’s Rulers Be Dragged to Court?
Duterte’s War on Terror Makes More Sense Than His Drug Error
September 01, 2016
Duterte’s War on Terror Makes More Sense Than His Drug Error
While the Philippine leader’s drug crackdown is concerning, his pledge to root out the Abu Sayyaf makes more sense.
Duterte’s War on Terror Makes More Sense Than His Drug Error
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
August 25, 2016
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
A recent incident between Australia and Vietnam points to a broader problem.
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
Deadly Explosions Rock Thailand As Indonesia Terror Meeting Concludes
August 13, 2016
Deadly Explosions Rock Thailand As Indonesia Terror Meeting Concludes
A spate of bombs is the latest indicator of a rising terror threat in the region.
Deadly Explosions Rock Thailand As Indonesia Terror Meeting Concludes
Two Letters for Cambodia's Hun Sen
August 06, 2016
Two Letters for Cambodia's Hun Sen
A window into the issues the premier currently faces and how he prefers to respond to them.
Two Letters for Cambodia's Hun Sen
Executions Cast a Pall Over Indonesia and Its 'War on Drugs'
August 04, 2016
Executions Cast a Pall Over Indonesia and Its 'War on Drugs'
Despite promising to improve Indonesia's human rights records, President Jokowi has upped the pace of executions.
Executions Cast a Pall Over Indonesia and Its 'War on Drugs'
US Lawsuits Deepen Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal
July 27, 2016
US Lawsuits Deepen Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal
Malaysian premier Najib Razak is believed to be linked to the stolen funds.
US Lawsuits Deepen Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal
Kem Ley's Murder and Cambodia's Other Worries
July 21, 2016
Kem Ley's Murder and Cambodia's Other Worries
The killing is only one of a series of concerns that has surfaced in the Southeast Asian state in recent weeks.
Kem Ley's Murder and Cambodia's Other Worries
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