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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.

Cambodia and Laos: Toward A New Era?
June 30, 2016
Cambodia and Laos: Toward A New Era?
Recent signals suggest that there might be a new era of better ties between the two Southeast Asian states.
Cambodia and Laos: Toward A New Era?
Indonesia’s Borders Tested by Triple Threats
June 28, 2016
Indonesia’s Borders Tested by Triple Threats
China, the Zika virus, and refugees were all tests for the Southeast Asian state in just a single week.
Indonesia’s Borders Tested by Triple Threats
Cross Culture: Indonesian Dance Troupe Evolves Out of Australia's Suburbs
June 26, 2016
Cross Culture: Indonesian Dance Troupe Evolves Out of Australia's Suburbs
The Diplomat's Luke Hunt interviews the stars of Lestari Girls.
Cross Culture: Indonesian Dance Troupe Evolves Out of Australia's Suburbs
Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
June 23, 2016
Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
The incoming president faces a vexing problem.
Murdered Canadian Highlights Philippines' Abu Sayyaf Challenge for Duterte
A Moment of Clarity at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
June 14, 2016
A Moment of Clarity at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Testimony unveils more details about one of the world's worst genocides.
A Moment of Clarity at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The Tragic Tale of Thailand’s Tiger Temple
June 07, 2016
The Tragic Tale of Thailand’s Tiger Temple
The discovery of 40 dead tiger cubs is sadly just one of many cases of illegal wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia.
The Tragic Tale of Thailand’s Tiger Temple
East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017
May 27, 2016
East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017
Admission into the regional grouping finally looks within reach for the country.
East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017
Why Restoring Cambodia's Lost Tigers May be a Good Idea
May 17, 2016
Why Restoring Cambodia's Lost Tigers May be a Good Idea
A plan to reintroduce the animal into the wild deserves a closer look.
Why Restoring Cambodia's Lost Tigers May be a Good Idea
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
May 13, 2016
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
The Diplomat's Luke Hunt speaks with the writer of a new play that probes Australian politics.
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
Malaysia’s Najib Has Little to Cheer Over Sarawak Triumph
May 11, 2016
Malaysia’s Najib Has Little to Cheer Over Sarawak Triumph
The election win is rooted in local rather than national factors.
Malaysia’s Najib Has Little to Cheer Over Sarawak Triumph
Vietnam Positioning to Impress Ahead of Obama's Visit
May 07, 2016
Vietnam Positioning to Impress Ahead of Obama's Visit
Bilateral ties could get a boost during the U.S. president's upcoming trip there.
Vietnam Positioning to Impress Ahead of Obama's Visit
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
April 27, 2016
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
The beheading of a Canadian hostage should lead the country to reexamine its failed approach.
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
April 22, 2016
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
There are signs that the country is preparing for more executions soon.
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
Where Is Southeast Asia in the Panama Papers?
April 14, 2016
Where Is Southeast Asia in the Panama Papers?
A brief look at some of the initial responses in the region.
Where Is Southeast Asia in the Panama Papers?
What’s the Future of Mainland Southeast Asia’s Garment Industry?
April 08, 2016
What’s the Future of Mainland Southeast Asia’s Garment Industry?
New research reveals that the prospects are quite bright.
What’s the Future of Mainland Southeast Asia’s Garment Industry?
What Hong Kong Reveals About ASEAN’s Economic Future
April 08, 2016
What Hong Kong Reveals About ASEAN’s Economic Future
The signs don’t look all that good.
What Hong Kong Reveals About ASEAN’s Economic Future
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
April 03, 2016
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
Host nation Laos is doing its very best to make sure they don’t.
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Reshuffle His Cabinet?
March 24, 2016
Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Reshuffle His Cabinet?
A closer look at the move and what it means.
Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Reshuffle His Cabinet?
Sexual Violation Under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
March 19, 2016
Sexual Violation Under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
New evidence confirms a brutal legacy of forced marriages and state-sponsored rape.
Sexual Violation Under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
March 12, 2016
Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
Thailand and Laos trade barbs.
Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
Detained Christians in Thailand: ASEAN’s Latest Refugee Issue
March 03, 2016
Detained Christians in Thailand: ASEAN’s Latest Refugee Issue
Their plight is an all-too-familiar story in the region.
Detained Christians in Thailand: ASEAN’s Latest Refugee Issue
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
February 26, 2016
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
Could a Chinese economic slowdown provide ASEAN leaders with some much-needed leverage?
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
Malaysia, Philippines Face a New Sultan at a Bad Time
February 25, 2016
Malaysia, Philippines Face a New Sultan at a Bad Time
The new Sulu Sultan is still staking a claim over Sabah.
Malaysia, Philippines Face a New Sultan at a Bad Time
Beware ASEAN’s Coming Economic Gloom
February 21, 2016
Beware ASEAN’s Coming Economic Gloom
There is growing evidence that the region’s economic prospects are dimming.
Beware ASEAN’s Coming Economic Gloom
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