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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.

Who Will Claim Responsibility for the Recent Bangkok Bombing?
August 26, 2015
Who Will Claim Responsibility for the Recent Bangkok Bombing?
Responsibility, where it has been claimed, has at times lagged actual terrorist attacks.
Who Will Claim Responsibility for the Recent Bangkok Bombing?
Vietnam Warns of Coming Economic Bombshell for Mainland Southeast Asia
August 21, 2015
Vietnam Warns of Coming Economic Bombshell for Mainland Southeast Asia
A recent ominous message from Hanoi should be taken seriously.
Vietnam Warns of Coming Economic Bombshell for Mainland Southeast Asia
Myanmar's Purge a Blow to Reform
August 14, 2015
Myanmar's Purge a Blow to Reform
Internal purge is a throwback to the era of military rule.
Myanmar's Purge a Blow to Reform
Cambodia’s Well-Heeled Military Patrons
August 10, 2015
Cambodia’s Well-Heeled Military Patrons
Could a privately funded army break down into militias and turn on itself?
Cambodia’s Well-Heeled Military Patrons
North Korea's Leader Wins Indonesian Peace Award
August 07, 2015
North Korea's Leader Wins Indonesian Peace Award
A look at how Kim Jong-un bizarrely bagged a recent prize.
North Korea's Leader Wins Indonesian Peace Award
The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
July 31, 2015
The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
A focus on annual rankings misses the point.
The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
New Jailings Expose the Farce of Cambodia’s 'Culture of Dialogue'
July 24, 2015
New Jailings Expose the Farce of Cambodia’s 'Culture of Dialogue'
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy's reaction to a recent incident is just plain disturbing.
New Jailings Expose the Farce of Cambodia’s 'Culture of Dialogue'
What's Behind Malaysia's Pile of Missing Money?
July 15, 2015
What's Behind Malaysia's Pile of Missing Money?
A financial scandal implicating Malaysia's prime minister has gripped the country.
What's Behind Malaysia's Pile of Missing Money?
Resignation Casts Further Doubts Over Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia
July 09, 2015
Resignation Casts Further Doubts Over Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia
What is the future of the United Nations-backed war crimes court?
Resignation Casts Further Doubts Over Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia
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
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