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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.

 How Safe is ASEAN from Global Economic Turmoil?
February 05, 2016
How Safe is ASEAN from Global Economic Turmoil?
Recent numbers indicate that some members of the bloc may be more insulated from a downturn than initially thought.
How Safe is ASEAN from Global Economic Turmoil?
Leadership Change in Laos: A Shift Away From China?
January 25, 2016
Leadership Change in Laos: A Shift Away From China?
The election of new leaders may signal a shift away from a heavy dependence on Beijing, among other things.
Leadership Change in Laos: A Shift Away From China?
Mekong River Commission Faces Radical Change
January 22, 2016
Mekong River Commission Faces Radical Change
Donors have dropped their funding, forcing a radical restructuring.
Mekong River Commission Faces Radical Change
Will Malaysia’s Najib Finally Quit?
January 22, 2016
Will Malaysia’s Najib Finally Quit?
Speculation is mounting that the embattled premier may seek a face-saving exit.
Will Malaysia’s Najib Finally Quit?
Indonesian Strikes Confirm Spread of ISIS
January 15, 2016
Indonesian Strikes Confirm Spread of ISIS
Fears of the terror group spreading its tentacles further into Southeast Asia are proving to be tragically real.
Indonesian Strikes Confirm Spread of ISIS
Shades of Southeast Asia Among Hong Kong's Missing Book Sellers
January 09, 2016
Shades of Southeast Asia Among Hong Kong's Missing Book Sellers
There are some uneasy parallels if one connects the dots.
Shades of Southeast Asia Among Hong Kong's Missing Book Sellers
Taking off: The Cambodian Space Project
January 08, 2016
Taking off: The Cambodian Space Project
The Diplomat's Luke Hunt speaks with the stars of the rock band Cambodian Space Project.
Taking off: The Cambodian Space Project
What Is the Value of the Mekong River?
January 04, 2016
What Is the Value of the Mekong River?
New estimates have been released on the value of fisheries along one of the world's largest rivers.
What Is the Value of the Mekong River?
Brunei's Christmas Treat: Santa Banned for a Second Year
December 25, 2015
Brunei's Christmas Treat: Santa Banned for a Second Year
The tiny, oil-rich nation continues its assault on Christmas.
Brunei's Christmas Treat: Santa Banned for a Second Year
Will Thailand's Military Be Held Accountable for the Country's Economic Woes?
December 11, 2015
Will Thailand's Military Be Held Accountable for the Country's Economic Woes?
As the country's economic woes continue, the junta deserves its share of blame.
Will Thailand's Military Be Held Accountable for the Country's Economic Woes?
Cambodia: A Generation Gap Divides a Struggling Nation
December 07, 2015
Cambodia: A Generation Gap Divides a Struggling Nation
Recent surveys offer some interesting insights into Cambodian life and politics.
Cambodia: A Generation Gap Divides a Struggling Nation
Islamic State on Trial in Indonesia
December 05, 2015
Islamic State on Trial in Indonesia
The Southeast Asian state is intensifying efforts against the threat.
Islamic State on Trial in Indonesia
Has a Philippine Militant Group Gone Regional Amid Islamic State Fears?
November 25, 2015
Has a Philippine Militant Group Gone Regional Amid Islamic State Fears?
The Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf may be spreading its unwanted tentacles.
Has a Philippine Militant Group Gone Regional Amid Islamic State Fears?
Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Delays Return Home Amid Arrest Fears
November 17, 2015
Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Delays Return Home Amid Arrest Fears
Sam Rainsy cancels his return trip to Phnom Penh where he risks being jailed in an ongoing crackdown on dissent.
Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Delays Return Home Amid Arrest Fears
Why ASEAN Should Celebrate Myanmar's Election
November 12, 2015
Why ASEAN Should Celebrate Myanmar's Election
Victory by Aung San Suu Kyi should provide a much needed tonic for free speech advocates across the region.
Why ASEAN Should Celebrate Myanmar's Election
UN Body Urges Release of Malaysia's Jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
November 06, 2015
UN Body Urges Release of Malaysia's Jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
Report calls for Anwar Ibrahim to be freed.
UN Body Urges Release of Malaysia's Jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
Cambodia: Hun Sen Draws First Blood
November 04, 2015
Cambodia: Hun Sen Draws First Blood
The ruling CPP shows it is willing to get nasty in the long lead-up to the next Cambodian elections.
Cambodia: Hun Sen Draws First Blood
ASEAN's Big Year Offers Little to Celebrate
October 29, 2015
ASEAN's Big Year Offers Little to Celebrate
The launch of the AEC looks set to occur amidst a rather dreadful backdrop.
ASEAN's Big Year Offers Little to Celebrate
Is Modern History's Biggest Natural Resource Heist in Myanmar?
October 23, 2015
Is Modern History's Biggest Natural Resource Heist in Myanmar?
An important report by an environmental watchdog sheds new light on the country's massive illegal gem industry.
Is Modern History's Biggest Natural Resource Heist in Myanmar?
Blame Game Continues on Malaysia’s Deadly Plane Crash
October 16, 2015
Blame Game Continues on Malaysia’s Deadly Plane Crash
Though an investigation into MH17 confirms some beliefs, the truth remains elusive.
Blame Game Continues on Malaysia’s Deadly Plane Crash
Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril
October 10, 2015
Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril
The future of the body hangs in the balance amid financial and performance concerns.
Why the Mekong River Commission May Be In Peril
Pol Pot's Surviving Lieutenants Held to Account
October 08, 2015
Pol Pot's Surviving Lieutenants Held to Account
The Diplomat chats with senior figures from the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia.
Pol Pot's Surviving Lieutenants Held to Account
Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
October 02, 2015
Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
Violations are again an issue in the Southeast Asian state.
Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
September 24, 2015
More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
Law and order continues to be a problem in the country's south.
More Foreigners Kidnapped in Southern Philippines
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