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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.

The Trouble With Myanmar and Rohingya Repatriation
April 20, 2018
The Trouble With Myanmar and Rohingya Repatriation
Repatriation is running far from smoothly and justice continues to prove elusive.
The Trouble With Myanmar and Rohingya Repatriation
Stage is Set for Malaysia’s 2018 Election
April 13, 2018
Stage is Set for Malaysia’s 2018 Election
The country will head to the polls on May 9.
Stage is Set for Malaysia’s 2018 Election
Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
April 05, 2018
Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
A closer look at an issue that has surfaced over the past few weeks.
Does Duterte’s War on the International Criminal Court Really Matter?
Malaysian Politics Get Nasty
March 23, 2018
Malaysian Politics Get Nasty
Whether it's breakfast cereal or Anwar, old rivals monopolize Malaysian politics.
Malaysian Politics Get Nasty
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy
March 23, 2018
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy
The frontwoman of the Cambodian Space Project, who died in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning, breathed life into a music scene devastated by three decades of war.
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy
New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems
March 21, 2018
New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future.
New Climate Change Fears, Old Mekong Problems
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 10, 2018
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
The strongman is clearly afraid of the scrutiny that might come from making the trip.
Why Did Duterte Chicken out of the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
March 03, 2018
Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
The agreement could have immense significance for the country's future given its present challenges.
Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?
March 02, 2018
What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?
The good news masks a still uncertain road ahead for the ruling junta.
What Do Thailand’s New Economic Numbers Say About Its Political Future?
Has China Bought Brunei’s South China Sea Silence?
February 14, 2018
Has China Bought Brunei’s South China Sea Silence?
The questions raised on the issue reflect broader concerns about how the sultanate conducts itself at home and abroad.
Has China Bought Brunei’s South China Sea Silence?
The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
February 13, 2018
The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
How the Communists and Pham Xuan An won the propaganda war.
The Vietnam War’s Great Lie
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
February 06, 2018
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
Despite domestic challenges, the country remains one of the few hopeful stories in the region.
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
January 25, 2018
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
The effort to ban online news outlet Rappler is sadly an all too familiar story in the region.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines Highlights ASEAN’s Rights Problem
Bali’s Garbage Emergency Exposes Indonesia’s Big Rubbish Problem
January 13, 2018
Bali’s Garbage Emergency Exposes Indonesia’s Big Rubbish Problem
The escalation of the crisis is an embarrassment for the Southeast Asian state.
Bali’s Garbage Emergency Exposes Indonesia’s Big Rubbish Problem
How Will Malaysia’s Najib Razak Fare in 2018?
January 11, 2018
How Will Malaysia’s Najib Razak Fare in 2018?
Looming polls will test what is left of the legitimacy of the country’s scandalized premier.
How Will Malaysia’s Najib Razak Fare in 2018?
Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
January 09, 2018
Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
The country’s next poll will pit an odd couple against a scandal-ridden premier.
Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
December 28, 2017
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
Obstacles, particularly in Laos, persist.
Construction of Thailand-China Railway Finally Gets Underway
Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
December 27, 2017
Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
Locals fear for their environment despite promises of riches.
Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast
New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
December 13, 2017
New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
The development suggests that more of the same is at work in this realm in the Southeast Asian state.
New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis
December 07, 2017
Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis
The Pope treads carefully to avoid a diplomatic incident, even while focusing world attention on the Rohingya crisis.
Pope Francis Wades Into the Rohingya Crisis
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
November 28, 2017
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
A closer look suggests that there is no shortage of reasons to be skeptical.
Does the New Myanmar-Bangladesh Rohingya Deal Really Matter?
The View From Asia’s Largest Catholic News Agency
November 17, 2017
The View From Asia’s Largest Catholic News Agency
A conversation with UCAN's chief on religion, marginalization, democracy, and the future of publishing in Asia.
The View From Asia’s Largest Catholic News Agency
Where Is Vietnam’s Economy Headed as It Hosts APEC?
November 09, 2017
Where Is Vietnam’s Economy Headed as It Hosts APEC?
Outlook appears generally positive as Hanoi gears up for the meeting, but uncertainties still remain.
Where Is Vietnam’s Economy Headed as It Hosts APEC?
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
November 04, 2017
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
Lack of progress on this front is contributing to rising discontent against him.
Why Duterte Needs to Put the Economy First in the Philippines
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