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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.

Can Cambodian Deal End Year-Long Standoff?
July 25, 2014
Can Cambodian Deal End Year-Long Standoff?
Even with an agreement in place, a lack of detail may send the opposition back into the streets.
Can Cambodian Deal End Year-Long Standoff?
A Cambodian Genocide Tribunal and Lemkin's Legacy
July 18, 2014
A Cambodian Genocide Tribunal and Lemkin's Legacy
A now obscure author finds relevance and rebirth at the trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders.
A Cambodian Genocide Tribunal and Lemkin's Legacy
Indonesia Polls: Early Count Suggests Widodo Wins
July 09, 2014
Indonesia Polls: Early Count Suggests Widodo Wins
Widodo has a 5 point lead, but some analysts worry about manipulation of the final vote.
Indonesia Polls: Early Count Suggests Widodo Wins
Cambodia Heads Upmarket with Style and Hun Sen
July 08, 2014
Cambodia Heads Upmarket with Style and Hun Sen
The threat of losing access to designer retail is not enough to win back Cambodia’s voters for the prime minister.
Cambodia Heads Upmarket with Style and Hun Sen
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
July 07, 2014
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
The success of militants in Iraq may be inspiring radicals in Southeast Asia.
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
China Lets Its Oil Rigs Do the Talking
June 29, 2014
China Lets Its Oil Rigs Do the Talking
A meeting with ASEAN has made little progress on resolving maritime disputes in the South China Sea.
China Lets Its Oil Rigs Do the Talking
Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta
June 20, 2014
Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta
The Thai military is having difficulty proving this coup is any different from previous incarnations.
Cambodian Exodus Signals Tough Times with Thai Junta
ASEAN’s House of Horrors
June 13, 2014
ASEAN’s House of Horrors
A submission to the UN Human Rights Council calls out ASEAN countries for torture and extrajudicial killings.
ASEAN’s House of Horrors
'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker
June 06, 2014
'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker
Cambodia has begun to see the return of national treasures looted during its Civil War.
'Indiana Jane' and the Looted Temples of Koh Ker
Coup ‘Favors’ ANZ and Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Bid
May 29, 2014
Coup ‘Favors’ ANZ and Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Bid
The Thai junta has been quick to re-establish international banking ties.
Coup ‘Favors’ ANZ and Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Bid
Indochina’s Troubled Year
May 28, 2014
Indochina’s Troubled Year
With a coup, a crash and a clash, it has been a rough 2014 so far for Indochina.
Indochina’s Troubled Year
AEC Delays a Victory for Human Trafficking
May 24, 2014
AEC Delays a Victory for Human Trafficking
Missing ASEAN’s single market deadline will hit the most vulnerable populations hardest.
AEC Delays a Victory for Human Trafficking
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
May 17, 2014
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
The bloc’s inability to craft a united response to Chinese aggression signals a further decline in its regional clout.
ASEAN’s Tepid Response to the Vietnam-China Faceoff
Vietnamese Upset by ‘Imperious’ Thai Customs
May 08, 2014
Vietnamese Upset by ‘Imperious’ Thai Customs
Travelers into Thailand complain that they are being treated as criminals.
Vietnamese Upset by ‘Imperious’ Thai Customs
Spotlight on Cambodian Government Brutality
May 05, 2014
Spotlight on Cambodian Government Brutality
Two court cases may give victims of vicious crackdowns their day in court.
Spotlight on Cambodian Government Brutality
Brunei Imposes Sharia Law
May 02, 2014
Brunei Imposes Sharia Law
The country goes ‘back to the Dark Ages’ in a move that has sparked widespread international criticism.
Brunei Imposes Sharia Law
Malaysian Press Selective in Reporting Obama’s Remarks
April 30, 2014
Malaysian Press Selective in Reporting Obama’s Remarks
A compliant press hears only what it wants to hear during the US president’s recent visit.
Malaysian Press Selective in Reporting Obama’s Remarks
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
April 25, 2014
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
The killing of an activist adds to tensions in a country that some believe is sliding towards civil war.
Guns, Courts and Dirty Politics Puts Thailand Back on Edge
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
April 23, 2014
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
Officials nonetheless remain committed to introducing the harsh penalties.
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
Baptisms in Doubt as Brunei Readies for Sharia Law
April 20, 2014
Baptisms in Doubt as Brunei Readies for Sharia Law
A Catholic priest warns that Baptisms would have to cease under the new laws.
Baptisms in Doubt as Brunei Readies for Sharia Law
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
April 16, 2014
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
With an eye on a TPP trade deal, Vietnam releases some high profile writers and activists.
Vietnam Frees Some Dissidents Amid TPP Trade Talks
Jokowi Still Favorite to Be Indonesia's Next President
April 11, 2014
Jokowi Still Favorite to Be Indonesia's Next President
His party underperformed in legislative polls this week, but the Jakarta governor is still the frontrunner for the presidency.
Jokowi Still Favorite to Be Indonesia's Next President
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
April 08, 2014
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
Hearings in the next case against surviving leaders of the Pol Pot regime are expected to begin later this year.
Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gears Up for Next Round
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
April 07, 2014
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
Hopes that the ASEAN Economic Community will be ready to launch on time look increasingly ambitious.
Cambodia Leads Doubts Over AEC
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