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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.

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Malaysian Sources: ‘Comfort Women’ Joining Islamic State
September 18, 2014
Malaysian Sources: ‘Comfort Women’ Joining Islamic State
According to Malaysian news outlets, the terrorist organization is drawing foreign women to serve ‘sexual jihad’ in Iraq and Syria.
Malaysian Sources: ‘Comfort Women’ Joining Islamic State
ASEAN Economic Community: What Could Go Wrong?
September 12, 2014
ASEAN Economic Community: What Could Go Wrong?
Concerns are being voiced about the potential implications of the AEC, particularly for workers.
ASEAN Economic Community: What Could Go Wrong?
Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Must Contribute Against Islamic State
September 04, 2014
Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Must Contribute Against Islamic State
A foreign-led coalition against IS must contain a large contingent from Muslim countries.
Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Must Contribute Against Islamic State
Hong Kong on Edge
September 01, 2014
Hong Kong on Edge
Frustration and anxiety are growing as Beijing battens down the hatches on democracy.
Hong Kong on Edge
Indian Trade Seen Booming With ASEAN
August 26, 2014
Indian Trade Seen Booming With ASEAN
A new report highlights the growing economic ties ASEAN is enjoying with India.
Indian Trade Seen Booming With ASEAN
ASEAN Urged to Act Decisively Ahead of AEC
August 22, 2014
ASEAN Urged to Act Decisively Ahead of AEC
A key report thinks that the new economic community could deliver real gains, but carries a risk of more inequality.
ASEAN Urged to Act Decisively Ahead of AEC
Malaysian Police Investigate Teen Boy for Liking Israel
August 15, 2014
Malaysian Police Investigate Teen Boy for Liking Israel
Once again the country does its international reputation no favors.
Malaysian Police Investigate Teen Boy for Liking Israel
Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of War Crimes, Jailed for Life
August 08, 2014
Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of War Crimes, Jailed for Life
Surviving henchmen of Pol Pot are found guilty of crimes against humanity.
Khmer Rouge Leaders Guilty of War Crimes, Jailed for Life
Jokowi Urged to Deal With 'Darth Vader'
August 06, 2014
Jokowi Urged to Deal With 'Darth Vader'
The Indonesian election is over but one candidate is refusing to accept the result.
Jokowi Urged to Deal With 'Darth Vader'
Pol Pot's Chief Henchmen Face Genocide Charges
August 01, 2014
Pol Pot's Chief Henchmen Face Genocide Charges
A third trial is to get underway against surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
Pol Pot's Chief Henchmen Face Genocide Charges
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
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