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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.

Why Did Cambodia's Opposition Leader Quit?
February 14, 2017
Why Did Cambodia's Opposition Leader Quit?
Sam Rainsy has resigned ahead of the country's elections.
Why Did Cambodia's Opposition Leader Quit?
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Is ASEAN Really Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize?
February 01, 2017
Is ASEAN Really Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize?
Public faith in government and institutions are at a very low ebb.
Is ASEAN Really Worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize?
Are Duterte's Drug War Killings Crimes Against Humanity?
February 01, 2017
Are Duterte's Drug War Killings Crimes Against Humanity?
A new report by Amnesty International makes the case.
Are Duterte's Drug War Killings Crimes Against Humanity?
Najib’s Window Dressing Can't Hide Malaysia's Woes
January 31, 2017
Najib’s Window Dressing Can't Hide Malaysia's Woes
The embattled premier’s cosmetic measures cannot conceal economic realities in the country.
Najib’s Window Dressing Can't Hide Malaysia's Woes
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
January 19, 2017
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
A recent anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect honestly about her mine clearance legacy.
Cambodia Remembers the Mixed Blessings of Diana's Demining Legacy
Vietnam's Religious Law: Testing the Faithful
January 12, 2017
Vietnam's Religious Law: Testing the Faithful
Vietnam's new Law on Belief and Religion sparks worry about freedom of religion in the communist country.
Vietnam's Religious Law: Testing the Faithful
Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand
January 11, 2017
Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand
A visit by the Singaporean president fails to allay environmental concerns.
Singapore and Cambodia: A Relationship Built on Sand
Genocide or Not, Time to Act on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
January 05, 2017
Genocide or Not, Time to Act on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
Arguments over terminology aside, ongoing atrocities need to stop.
Genocide or Not, Time to Act on Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
December 30, 2016
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
Private banker jailed for 30 months.
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
In ASEAN, Holidays Are Far From Happy
December 22, 2016
In ASEAN, Holidays Are Far From Happy
Across Southeast Asia, the holidays are a reminder of the many problems the region still faces.
In ASEAN, Holidays Are Far From Happy
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
December 19, 2016
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
Immigration chief heads to the United States to ensure a resettlement deal holds under Donald Trump.
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
December 16, 2016
Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
A look at a proposal for the regional grouping.
Time for an ASEAN Criminal Court?
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
December 01, 2016
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
Couples spend $50,000 on Cambodian gestational surrogates.
Australian Nurse Charged in Alleged Cambodian Baby Scam
Cambodia: UN Tribunal Rejects Appeal of Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders
November 24, 2016
Cambodia: UN Tribunal Rejects Appeal of Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders
Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan will spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
Cambodia: UN Tribunal Rejects Appeal of Ex-Khmer Rouge Leaders
Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
November 17, 2016
Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
The sentencing of an opposition politician is just the latest attempt to cover up a deepening 1MDB scandal.
Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
November 14, 2016
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
Elections in the two countries could determine their future interactions with ASEAN neighbors.
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
November 11, 2016
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
A third mainstream dam raises the threat posed to the river's future.
New Laos Dam Heightens Mekong Fears
Remembering Cambodia’s Pen Sovann
November 08, 2016
Remembering Cambodia’s Pen Sovann
The country’s former premier died recently after a long illness.
Remembering Cambodia’s Pen Sovann
Is US Policy in Trouble in Southeast Asia?
October 28, 2016
Is US Policy in Trouble in Southeast Asia?
A closer look at a recent report evaluating Washington's regional position.
Is US Policy in Trouble in Southeast Asia?
What a China Hard Landing Means for Vietnam
October 20, 2016
What a China Hard Landing Means for Vietnam
The consequences could be dire for the Southeast Asian state.
What a China Hard Landing Means for Vietnam
Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
October 15, 2016
Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
A new report sheds light on a disturbing trend.
Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
Judges and Rice: Cambodia's Expanding Reliance on China
October 14, 2016
Judges and Rice: Cambodia's Expanding Reliance on China
Is there a limit to Beijing's largesse for its southern ally?
Judges and Rice: Cambodia's Expanding Reliance on China
Vietnam Ramps Up Trade Talks Amid Economic Uncertainty
October 07, 2016
Vietnam Ramps Up Trade Talks Amid Economic Uncertainty
Things don't seem to be looking that good for Hanoi.
Vietnam Ramps Up Trade Talks Amid Economic Uncertainty
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