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David Hutt

David Hutt

David Hutt is Southeast Asia columnist at The Diplomat based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he has been based for more than two years.

David Hutt is Southeast Asia columnist at The Diplomat in Cambodia, where he has been based for more than two years. He was previously a reporter at Southeast Asia Globe magazine, where he wrote about Southeast Asian politics and current affairs, and the editor of Focus Asean magazine. Before that, he reported from Nicaragua and Costa Rica. David currently writes about politics in the Asia-Pacific region for numerous local and international publications.  He can be followed on Twitter @davidhuttjourno

Posts by David Hutt
December 07, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?

By David Hutt
Recent developments have highlighted the event and the implications it could have for Cambodia's domestic and foreign affairs.

November 29, 2019

Workers of Vietnam, Unite?

By David Hutt
A revised labor code could have important implications for how trade unions operate in the country.
November 22, 2019

Vietnam’s Big Ethnic Challenge

By David Hutt
The plight of Vietnam’s ethnic groups continues to be a point of focus for the government.

November 14, 2019

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?

By David Hutt
After a big week for the country’s opposition, a look at what may lie ahead for it as well as Cambodian politics more generally.

October 31, 2019

What Happens After a Cambodia Opposition Party Comeback?

By David Hutt
A look at a range of scenarios that could follow a significant potential development.

October 25, 2019

Confronting Cambodia’s Waste Management Challenge

By David Hutt
The country, especially its capital, has long had a problem with waste that needs to be addressed.
October 10, 2019

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Big Education Challenge

By David Hutt
Regional countries have yet to confront serious remaining problems in their education systems.

October 03, 2019

The Macro Challenges in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector

By David Hutt
A closer look at an alarming trend.

September 27, 2019

Is Vietnam’s Trong Still Going Strong?

By David Hutt
The state of the president and communist party chief’s health could have major implications for Vietnamese politics.

September 19, 2019

Did Cambodia Just Make a U-Turn on Gambling?

By David Hutt
A recent move warrants attention given the government’s previous positions.

September 11, 2019

Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?

By David Hutt
Despite the opposition figure’s optimistic assessment, the outlook following his possible return to Cambodia remains unclear.
September 04, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?

By David Hutt
The anniversary of the Cambodian opposition leader’s detention this week raises questions about his future.

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