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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.

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
What's Behind the Death of a Prominent Cambodia Government Critic?
July 11, 2016
What's Behind the Death of a Prominent Cambodia Government Critic?
Kem Ley was shot dead in broad daylight on Sunday morning
What's Behind the Death of a Prominent Cambodia Government Critic?
How Rich Are Cambodia’s Hun Sen and His Family?
July 07, 2016
How Rich Are Cambodia’s Hun Sen and His Family?
A new report reveals specifics about the leader and his family's net worth.
How Rich Are Cambodia’s Hun Sen and His Family?
A Friend of the Dead: Finding Justice in Cambodia
July 01, 2016
A Friend of the Dead: Finding Justice in Cambodia
Luke Hunt speaks with academic Craig Etcheson, who played a key role in the establishment of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
A Friend of the Dead: Finding Justice in Cambodia
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
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