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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.

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East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017
May 27, 2016
East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017
Admission into the regional grouping finally looks within reach for the country.
East Timor Hopes for ASEAN Membership by 2017
Why Restoring Cambodia's Lost Tigers May be a Good Idea
May 17, 2016
Why Restoring Cambodia's Lost Tigers May be a Good Idea
A plan to reintroduce the animal into the wild deserves a closer look.
Why Restoring Cambodia's Lost Tigers May be a Good Idea
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
May 13, 2016
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
The Diplomat's Luke Hunt speaks with the writer of a new play that probes Australian politics.
Opening Night: A Speech for an Australian Prime Minister
Malaysia’s Najib Has Little to Cheer Over Sarawak Triumph
May 11, 2016
Malaysia’s Najib Has Little to Cheer Over Sarawak Triumph
The election win is rooted in local rather than national factors.
Malaysia’s Najib Has Little to Cheer Over Sarawak Triumph
Vietnam Positioning to Impress Ahead of Obama's Visit
May 07, 2016
Vietnam Positioning to Impress Ahead of Obama's Visit
Bilateral ties could get a boost during the U.S. president's upcoming trip there.
Vietnam Positioning to Impress Ahead of Obama's Visit
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
April 27, 2016
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
The beheading of a Canadian hostage should lead the country to reexamine its failed approach.
New Abu Sayyaf Beheading Should Spark Canada Rethink
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
April 22, 2016
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
There are signs that the country is preparing for more executions soon.
A New Round of Indonesia Executions?
Where Is Southeast Asia in the Panama Papers?
April 14, 2016
Where Is Southeast Asia in the Panama Papers?
A brief look at some of the initial responses in the region.
Where Is Southeast Asia in the Panama Papers?
What’s the Future of Mainland Southeast Asia’s Garment Industry?
April 08, 2016
What’s the Future of Mainland Southeast Asia’s Garment Industry?
New research reveals that the prospects are quite bright.
What’s the Future of Mainland Southeast Asia’s Garment Industry?
What Hong Kong Reveals About ASEAN’s Economic Future
April 08, 2016
What Hong Kong Reveals About ASEAN’s Economic Future
The signs don’t look all that good.
What Hong Kong Reveals About ASEAN’s Economic Future
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
April 03, 2016
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
Host nation Laos is doing its very best to make sure they don’t.
What If They Gave an ASEAN Summit and the Media Failed to Turn Up?
Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Reshuffle His Cabinet?
March 24, 2016
Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Reshuffle His Cabinet?
A closer look at the move and what it means.
Why Did Cambodia’s Hun Sen Reshuffle His Cabinet?
Sexual Violation Under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
March 19, 2016
Sexual Violation Under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
New evidence confirms a brutal legacy of forced marriages and state-sponsored rape.
Sexual Violation Under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge
Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
March 12, 2016
Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
Thailand and Laos trade barbs.
Drought Fans Tensions Along the Mekong
Detained Christians in Thailand: ASEAN’s Latest Refugee Issue
March 03, 2016
Detained Christians in Thailand: ASEAN’s Latest Refugee Issue
Their plight is an all-too-familiar story in the region.
Detained Christians in Thailand: ASEAN’s Latest Refugee Issue
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
February 26, 2016
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
Could a Chinese economic slowdown provide ASEAN leaders with some much-needed leverage?
China’s Defense Posturing Shields Its Economic Distress
Malaysia, Philippines Face a New Sultan at a Bad Time
February 25, 2016
Malaysia, Philippines Face a New Sultan at a Bad Time
The new Sulu Sultan is still staking a claim over Sabah.
Malaysia, Philippines Face a New Sultan at a Bad Time
Beware ASEAN’s Coming Economic Gloom
February 21, 2016
Beware ASEAN’s Coming Economic Gloom
There is growing evidence that the region’s economic prospects are dimming.
Beware ASEAN’s Coming Economic Gloom
What a New Vietnam-Russia Deal Says About the Mekong’s Future
February 13, 2016
What a New Vietnam-Russia Deal Says About the Mekong’s Future
A rather unusual business transaction shows how some Mekong countries are focusing on aquaculture with the river’s future in peril.
What a New Vietnam-Russia Deal Says About the Mekong’s Future
 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
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