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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.

Stunning Honesty From Sarawak's New Chief Minister
November 25, 2014
Stunning Honesty From Sarawak's New Chief Minister
Adenan Satem shocks observers by calling out the state’s rampant corruption.
Stunning Honesty From Sarawak's New Chief Minister
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
November 23, 2014
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
Myanmar continues to backslide on reforms. It might be time to stop giving its leaders the benefit of the doubt.
Perhaps It's Time to Call It ‘Burma,’ Again
With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
November 10, 2014
With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
Held for the first time since a tragic crush killed hundreds, this year the festival passed without incident.
With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
October 31, 2014
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
Tasked with conducting a feasibility study for a bourse in Laos, the KRX apparently couldn’t resist a little copy and paste.
Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
Interview: Sebastian Strangio
October 30, 2014
Interview: Sebastian Strangio
The Diplomat’s Luke Hunt speaks with the author of Hun Sen’s Cambodia.
Interview: Sebastian Strangio
Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
October 24, 2014
Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
The release comes soon after the US lifted a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam.
Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
Malaysia’s Reputation Hinges on MH370, Not on UNSC or Terrorists
October 18, 2014
Malaysia’s Reputation Hinges on MH370, Not on UNSC or Terrorists
The mysteries of the missing flight create doubts that will continue to plague the Najib government.
Malaysia’s Reputation Hinges on MH370, Not on UNSC or Terrorists
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite May Face ICC Probe Over Land Grab
October 07, 2014
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite May Face ICC Probe Over Land Grab
A criminal complaint has been filed with the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity.
Cambodia’s Ruling Elite May Face ICC Probe Over Land Grab
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
October 02, 2014
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
The bloc has finally broken its silence. Can it now contribute to the fight against the terrorist outfit?
ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
October 01, 2014
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
There's a heavy sigh from viewers in Asia as Canberra loses an important plank in its soft power.
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
An Unloved Australia Seals Its Cambodian Refugee Deal
September 26, 2014
An Unloved Australia Seals Its Cambodian Refugee Deal
The Australian government tries to bury a much-maligned resettlement deal for asylum seekers.
An Unloved Australia Seals Its Cambodian Refugee Deal
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
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