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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.

What’s Behind the New Cambodia-Laos Border Crisis?
August 16, 2017
What’s Behind the New Cambodia-Laos Border Crisis?
A closer look at an episode in the context of Hun Sen’s wider domestic and foreign policy.
What’s Behind the New Cambodia-Laos Border Crisis?
A More Taxing Time for Cambodia’s Civil Society?
August 09, 2017
A More Taxing Time for Cambodia’s Civil Society?
The tax woes of a major English-language newspaper is yet another sign of the government’s growing intolerance of its critics as polls near.
A More Taxing Time for Cambodia’s Civil Society?
Cambodia: Past, Present, and Future
August 09, 2017
Cambodia: Past, Present, and Future
A conversation with Rob Carmichael.
Cambodia: Past, Present, and Future
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
August 03, 2017
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
A recent name change is rooted in deeper disagreements between Jakarta and Beijing related to the South China Sea.
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
July 21, 2017
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
Though recent convictions indicate that progress can be made, the struggle for the Southeast Asian state is a long one.
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
July 14, 2017
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
Economic realities shake China's 20-year hold on an old colony.
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
July 12, 2017
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
Tributes for Kem Ley flow a year after his assassination.
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
Why Vietnam’s Motorbike Ban Makes No Sense
July 07, 2017
Why Vietnam’s Motorbike Ban Makes No Sense
Hanoi’s proposed measure is unlikely to solve the city’s congestion problems.
Why Vietnam’s Motorbike Ban Makes No Sense
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
June 30, 2017
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
1997 was a defining year for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and beyond.
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
June 29, 2017
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
Naypyidaw continues to face significant challenges as it tries to end decades of conflict.
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
June 19, 2017
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Even as 1MDB and other scandals claim further scalps, Malaysia's prime minister is expected to win the next election.
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
June 17, 2017
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
An ongoing family feud erupted this week in the city-state.
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
June 06, 2017
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
Preliminary results indicate an outcome that is boost for the ruling party and a blow to an embattled opposition.
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
May 30, 2017
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
Results will determine how firm the strongman’s grip is over the country.
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
May 23, 2017
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
Female laborers are often paid less than half that of men, and some are working to change that.
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
The History and Future of Southeast Asia
May 13, 2017
The History and Future of Southeast Asia
Luke Hunt speaks with legendary journalist James Pringle about the history and future of Southeast Asia and other current developments.
The History and Future of Southeast Asia
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
May 13, 2017
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
Prime minister's outburst follows warnings of war if his party loses elections.
Hun Sen Slams Cambodia’s ‘Foreign Servants’ at World Economic Forum
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
May 10, 2017
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
Report contradicts the official position that industrial-scale illegal logging is finished.
Why Is Cambodia’s Illegal Logging Problem Still Rolling On?
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
May 05, 2017
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
As discussions continue, the future of one of the world’s greatest rivers is as bleak as ever.
Can ASEAN Save the Mekong River?
Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
April 28, 2017
Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
It has been another poor year for the subregion in the annual World Press Freedom Index.
Where Is ASEAN On Press Freedom?
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
April 14, 2017
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
A recent incident exposes the country’s – and the region’s – lingering challenges on this front.
What’s Wrong With Gay Rights in Indonesia and ASEAN?
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Recent Rape Controversy?
April 12, 2017
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Recent Rape Controversy?
A lawmaker’s comments have sparked outrage in the country.
What’s Behind Malaysia’s Recent Rape Controversy?
Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety
April 04, 2017
Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety
A sister cities agreement is only one component of a relationship with significant opportunities and risks for both sides.
Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety
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