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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
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.
March 24, 2021

A Beauty Pageant Stirs Southeast Asia’s Political Pot

By Luke Hunt
Miss Grand Cambodia has been rebuked for her "no politics" approach – and for eating while talking.

March 17, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Emerging Markets, Post-Pandemic

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with the financial analyst David Totten.

March 10, 2021

Defending the Indefensible

By Luke Hunt
A lobbyist will earn a reported $2 million in exchange for justifying Myanmar’s junta and its coup.

March 02, 2021

North Korea Ordered to Pay $2.3 Billion Over Pueblo Incident

By Luke Hunt
Government-appointed "special master" says crew members suffered long-lasting aftereffects, both psychological and physical.
February 26, 2021

Cambodia’s Sees COVID-19 Spike After Chinese Nationals Break Quarantine

By Luke Hunt
The government has also deported a Chinese media proprietor for spreading “fake news” about COVID-19 vaccines.

February 19, 2021

Cambodia’s Surviving Opposition Politicians Regroup Ahead of Elections

By Luke Hunt
Former Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh is back in the political arena, but his chance of success is small.

February 10, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Reshape Regional Political Dynamics

By Luke Hunt
Min Aung Hlaing's seizure of power in Myanmar has shaken up the region's diplomatic balance.

February 05, 2021

China Gifts Myanmar’s Military a Rose by Any Other Name

By Luke Hunt
Xinhua’s announcement of a “cabinet reshuffle” exemplifies its dark arts in Myanmar.

February 01, 2021

China’s Latest White Paper and Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Bradley Murg about China's development aid and its flagging Belt and Road Initiative.
January 29, 2021

Cambodian Police Bar Journalists From Covering Investigations

By Luke Hunt
Should the rounding up of dissidents and other criminal investigations simply be ignored?

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