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Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt is a Southeast Asia correspondent for The Diplomat and has worked in journalism for more than 25 years. He can be followed on Patreon and Twitter.

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.

Posts by Luke Hunt
January 25, 2023

Sri Lanka’s Steep Climb Out of the Economic Abyss

By Luke Hunt
Colombo is still waiting on Beijing’s approval for debt restructuring.

January 11, 2023

Nate Thayer, Dead at 62, and Stories That Still Resonate

By Luke Hunt
Among his many scoops, Thayer's work also foreshadowed the rapid growth of Chinese influence in Cambodia.
January 09, 2023

Locking Horns With the Khmer Rouge

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with tribunal witness Rob Hamill.

December 29, 2022

ASEAN-EU Trade Deal is Still a Distant Dream

By Luke Hunt
Historic summit not helped by ASEAN disunity and its peculiarities.

December 21, 2022

Myanmar’s NUG Welcomes the Passage of the U.S. BURMA Act

By Luke Hunt
The legislation authorizes the Biden administration to begin providing non-lethal assistance to the opposition National Unity Government and its allies.

December 14, 2022

Rebuilding Cambodia and Leaving

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Margaret Bywater.
December 08, 2022

Screaming for Mercy, All Along the Mekong

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the veteran British journalist and filmmaker Tom Fawthrop.

December 01, 2022

Three Southeast Asian Summits in a Redefined World

By Luke Hunt
Bradley Murg discusses the recent ASEAN, G-20, and APEC conclaves.

November 25, 2022

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

By Luke Hunt
Anwar said he would submit his government to a vote of confidence on December 19.

November 14, 2022

Global Leaders Grapple With Global Challenges During Cambodia Summits

By Luke Hunt
Divided they came and divided they left for the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Bali.

November 07, 2022

Hun Sen Adds Some Bite to Upcoming ASEAN Summits

By Luke Hunt
Ukraine will be at the top of the agenda at the meetings, alongside Myanmar.
October 31, 2022

Taking Down the Tatmadaw

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with journalist and Myanmar activist Scott Johnson.

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