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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.

Saving the Great Barrier Reef
July 02, 2015
Saving the Great Barrier Reef
The Diplomat's Luke Hunt speaks with experts about the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef.
Saving the Great Barrier Reef
Vietnam Waives Visas, for Some
June 29, 2015
Vietnam Waives Visas, for Some
After a worrying drop in tourism numbers, some European visitors will find it easier to enter Vietnam.
Vietnam Waives Visas, for Some
Under Fire: NGOs Face Increasing Hostility
June 26, 2015
Under Fire: NGOs Face Increasing Hostility
Long accustomed to occupying the moral high ground, NGOs are coming in for increasing criticism.
Under Fire: NGOs Face Increasing Hostility
ASEAN Move on Rohingya, Slow But Forward
June 22, 2015
ASEAN Move on Rohingya, Slow But Forward
The bloc takes some tentative steps, with a welcome dose of common sense from Mahathir Mohamad.
ASEAN Move on Rohingya, Slow But Forward
Cambodia’s Slow Power Transfer Begins with Death of Chea Sim
June 11, 2015
Cambodia’s Slow Power Transfer Begins with Death of Chea Sim
The passing of a key political figure could signal the start of positioning for the next generation.
Cambodia’s Slow Power Transfer Begins with Death of Chea Sim
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
June 05, 2015
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
An Australian plan, if accepted, could form a pan-ASEAN/Pacific blueprint.
UNESCO's Great Barrier Reef Decision Has Much Wider Ramifications
Crocodile Tears for the Rohingya
May 29, 2015
Crocodile Tears for the Rohingya
Political realities within the region worsen the plight of an oppressed minority.
Crocodile Tears for the Rohingya
Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
May 24, 2015
Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
The need for a coherent region-wide strategy for the Mekong has never been greater.
Mekong Fish Stocks Being Sacrificed on Local Bickering
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
May 20, 2015
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
“Naypyidaw is under a harsh spotlight.”
Myanmar Acquits Journalist’s Killers Amid Muslim Exodus
ASEAN’s Refugee Embarrassment
May 15, 2015
ASEAN’s Refugee Embarrassment
The Rohingya refugee crisis is quite possibly the greatest embarrassment ASEAN has ever faced.
ASEAN’s Refugee Embarrassment
A Bovine Warning for Cambodia’s Rice Crop
May 08, 2015
A Bovine Warning for Cambodia’s Rice Crop
An ancient tradition sends a worrying signal to the nation’s farmers.
A Bovine Warning for Cambodia’s Rice Crop
The Asia-Pacific's Rising Terrorist Threat
May 08, 2015
The Asia-Pacific's Rising Terrorist Threat
The foiled terrorist strikes this year are an ugly omen of more to come.
The Asia-Pacific's Rising Terrorist Threat
It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
April 30, 2015
It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
The bloc has rarely discussed the death penalty. It is time it did.
It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
China to Cambodia: Don’t Mention the War
April 23, 2015
China to Cambodia: Don’t Mention the War
China marks an important occasion in Cambodia, without mentioning the occasion.
China to Cambodia: Don’t Mention the War
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
April 17, 2015
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
In a rare win for environmentalists, a new study suggests a remote park is not yet an “empty forest.”
Hunt for Rare Indochina Wildlife Yields Results
Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
April 10, 2015
Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
A scholarly work on the illicit marijuana trade from Southeast Asia may now be turned into a film.
Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
The Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef
April 07, 2015
The Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef
A new plan to protect the natural wonder enjoys rare bipartisan support in Australia.
The Plan to Save the Great Barrier Reef
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
April 03, 2015
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
The political paralysis enveloping Malaysia has taken a predictable turn for the worse.
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
Burmese Leaders Outed by Global Witness Over Alleged Land Grabs
March 27, 2015
Burmese Leaders Outed by Global Witness Over Alleged Land Grabs
A new report reveals the extent of land grabbing in Myanmar, especially along the border with China.
Burmese Leaders Outed by Global Witness Over Alleged Land Grabs
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
March 23, 2015
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
Even with the South China Sea disputes, ASEAN countries insist they are committed to China’s new development bank.
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
Philippines Peace Deal Again Under Threat
March 16, 2015
Philippines Peace Deal Again Under Threat
Another round of violence in the south of the country puts a hard-earned peace agreement at risk.
Philippines Peace Deal Again Under Threat
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
March 10, 2015
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
With ongoing reclamation work, the outlook for the region remains grim.
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
Cambodia: When Clouds Fell
March 06, 2015
Cambodia: When Clouds Fell
Cambodian politics, tragedy and a victim’s confrontation with Pol Pot’s surviving henchmen.
Cambodia: When Clouds Fell
Jokowi’s Inglorious Presidency Already Under Heavy Fire
February 28, 2015
Jokowi’s Inglorious Presidency Already Under Heavy Fire
With his hard line on the death penalty, Indonesia’s president risks damaging his country’s reputation abroad.
Jokowi’s Inglorious Presidency Already Under Heavy Fire
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