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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.

How Badly is Indonesia’s Economy Really Doing?
September 13, 2018
How Badly is Indonesia’s Economy Really Doing?
While comparisons to the Asian Financial Crisis may be premature or overly alarming, there are reasons for worry.
How Badly is Indonesia’s Economy Really Doing?
What the Ricketson Case Says About Justice in Cambodia
August 31, 2018
What the Ricketson Case Says About Justice in Cambodia
A closer look at the outcome of a much-anticipated verdict.
What the Ricketson Case Says About Justice in Cambodia
Prominent North Vietnamese Communist Defector Dies
August 18, 2018
Prominent North Vietnamese Communist Defector Dies
A closer look at the wider significance of Colonel Bui Tin’s death.
Prominent North Vietnamese Communist Defector Dies
A New Era for Hun Sen’s Cambodia?
August 17, 2018
A New Era for Hun Sen’s Cambodia?
The election outcome all but completes the country’s transition to a one-party state.
A New Era for Hun Sen’s Cambodia?
What’s Next for RCEP?
August 17, 2018
What’s Next for RCEP?
Progress on the agreement continues to be slow despite the growing urgency to complete it.
What’s Next for RCEP?
Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions
July 31, 2018
Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions
Incident raises serious questions about the government’s approach.
Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions
What’s at Stake in Cambodia’s One-Sided Election?
July 24, 2018
What’s at Stake in Cambodia’s One-Sided Election?
A look at what lies ahead in upcoming polls and thereafter.
What’s at Stake in Cambodia’s One-Sided Election?
China Spy Network Targets Cambodia Ahead of Elections: Report
July 12, 2018
China Spy Network Targets Cambodia Ahead of Elections: Report
A new report offers further evidence of Beijing’s shenanigans.
China Spy Network Targets Cambodia Ahead of Elections: Report
Thailand Cave Rescue Finally Ends Soccer Team Ordeal
July 10, 2018
Thailand Cave Rescue Finally Ends Soccer Team Ordeal
Rescuers pull soccer team to safety after more than two weeks trapped underground.
Thailand Cave Rescue Finally Ends Soccer Team Ordeal
Malaysia Counts the Costs of Its 1MDB Scandal
July 10, 2018
Malaysia Counts the Costs of Its 1MDB Scandal
The new government's pursuit of justice is just beginning.
Malaysia Counts the Costs of Its 1MDB Scandal
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
June 29, 2018
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
A recent controversy shows that the president continues to needlessly alienate segments of the Philippine people.
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
New UN-Myanmar Agreement, Same Old Rohingya Plight
June 22, 2018
New UN-Myanmar Agreement, Same Old Rohingya Plight
While the new pact has been hailed by some as a step forward, it obscures the significant challenges that remain.
New UN-Myanmar Agreement, Same Old Rohingya Plight
Marking the Trump-Kim Summit at a North Korean Restaurant in Cambodia
June 14, 2018
Marking the Trump-Kim Summit at a North Korean Restaurant in Cambodia
On a historic night, the Pyongyang Restaurant was packed and in a celebratory mood.
Marking the Trump-Kim Summit at a North Korean Restaurant in Cambodia
What’s Next for the Alleged Australia Spy in a Cambodia Prison?
June 08, 2018
What’s Next for the Alleged Australia Spy in a Cambodia Prison?
James Ricketson, who has endured more than a year behind bars, is expected to know his fate soon.
What’s Next for the Alleged Australia Spy in a Cambodia Prison?
A New Digital Iron Curtain in Cambodia?
June 06, 2018
A New Digital Iron Curtain in Cambodia?
An ongoing media crackdown looks set to intensify even further.
A New Digital Iron Curtain in Cambodia?
What Does Malaysia’s Earthquake Election Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?
May 15, 2018
What Does Malaysia’s Earthquake Election Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?
The outcome was a rare positive note for the subregion where democracy has been suffering over the past few years.
What Does Malaysia’s Earthquake Election Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?
Remembering One of Southeast Asia’s Legendary Foreign Correspondents
May 15, 2018
Remembering One of Southeast Asia’s Legendary Foreign Correspondents
A conversation with Lindsay Murdoch.
Remembering One of Southeast Asia’s Legendary Foreign Correspondents
A Rocky Start for the New Phnom Penh Post Owners in Cambodia
May 10, 2018
A Rocky Start for the New Phnom Penh Post Owners in Cambodia
It didn't take long after the sale for a range of concerns to surface.
A Rocky Start for the New Phnom Penh Post Owners in Cambodia
What’s Behind the Sale of a Cambodian Newspaper to a Malaysian Investor?
May 07, 2018
What’s Behind the Sale of a Cambodian Newspaper to a Malaysian Investor?
The sale is raising fresh concerns about the state of press freedom in Cambodia.
What’s Behind the Sale of a Cambodian Newspaper to a Malaysian Investor?
The Real Trouble with the Myanmar Reuters Journalists Trial
May 03, 2018
The Real Trouble with the Myanmar Reuters Journalists Trial
A recent advance should not detract from broader, troubling realities in the country.
The Real Trouble with the Myanmar Reuters Journalists Trial
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
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