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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. Follow him on Twitter @lukeanthonyhunt

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
September 27, 2021

Indonesia: Dividing the Spoils

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Keith Loveard about inequity and his latest book.

September 22, 2021

The Election Bells are Again Ringing Early in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Charges against a political analyst were dropped on the urging of a Zoom-bombing prime minister.
September 16, 2021

How Washington Sees Southeast Asia and ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about why the Quad matters

September 01, 2021

An Italian Job in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
The EIA report finds Italian companies continue illicit teak trade with Myanmar

August 26, 2021

The Taliban, 9/11 and An American Evacuation

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about the last 20 years in Afghanistan.

August 19, 2021

The Last Stand by Pol Pot’s Last Man

By Luke Hunt
"No what matter what you decide I will die in prison… that’s the end," Khieu Samphan told the court.
August 16, 2021

Kabul Is Not Quite Saigon, and It Was All Too Easy

By Luke Hunt
Where was the Afghan military and the warlords?

August 06, 2021

After 15 Years, Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal Nears Its End

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Helen Jarvis, a genocide scholar and tribunal stalwart.

July 28, 2021

In Vietnam, Civil Society Is Picking up the Slack Where Authorities Struggle

By Luke Hunt
Ho Chi Minh City residents say self-help is key to surviving the pandemic.

July 22, 2021

A Foreign Correspondent in Academia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about jailed colleagues in Myanmar, the COVID-19 pandemic, and teaching journalism.

July 19, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Are Struggling to Tell Their Story

By Luke Hunt
Big lie campaigns don’t come cheap, as a spin doctor takes his leave 
July 13, 2021

6 Out of 10 ASEAN Leaders Listed in RSF’s Gallery of ‘Press Predators’

By Luke Hunt
In Myanmar, “terror is back” – and the same can be said for much of Asia.

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