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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 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
June 21, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Difficult Road Ahead

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with veteran foreign correspondent Lindsay Murdoch.

June 09, 2021

The Withdrawal from Afghanistan by US and Allied Forces

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with a veteran war reporter.
June 02, 2021

Russia Focuses on Arms Sales to ‘Like-Minded’ Generals in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
ASEAN asks the United Nations to drop a proposed arms embargo on Myanmar.

May 28, 2021

Amid Case Surge, Malaysia’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Surpasses India’s

By Luke Hunt
So far this month, the number of “brought in dead” has tripled over April's total.

May 26, 2021

Vaccines, Not Lockdowns, Underpin Cambodia’s Fight Against COVID-19

By Luke Hunt
Curfew lifted in Phnom Penh but case numbers remain high.

May 17, 2021

The ‘Mafia’ and Civil War in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with security-risk consultant Ross Milosevic.
May 10, 2021

Shades of South Vietnam in US Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

By Luke Hunt
The impending U.S. withdrawal could leave Afghanistan vulnerable to a fresh takeover by the Taliban.

April 30, 2021

Solidarity in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the trade unionist Wim Conklin.

April 14, 2021

Cambodia and Its ‘Dictator’ Struggle With the Pandemic

By Luke Hunt
The WHO issues “dire warning” ahead of Khmer New Year.

April 12, 2021

VICE Asia Tampers with Khmer Rouge Tribunal Evidence

By Luke Hunt
An insulting end to a messy week for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

April 01, 2021

Miss Grand Myanmar to Speak for Her Country From Thailand

By Luke Hunt
Han Lay wins international plaudits and highlights the plight of her people.
March 30, 2021

Breathing Fresh Life into Cambodia’s Art Scene

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with artist Tyta Buth.

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