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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.

Indonesia’s West Papua Headache Continues
October 14, 2017
Indonesia’s West Papua Headache Continues
Jakarta must tread carefully on the issue.
Indonesia’s West Papua Headache Continues
China’s Cooling Economy is a Warning for ASEAN
October 13, 2017
China’s Cooling Economy is a Warning for ASEAN
The S&P downgrade last month was just the latest sign of lingering concerns about Beijing’s economy.
China’s Cooling Economy is a Warning for ASEAN
A Stronger Australia in Southeast Asia?
October 09, 2017
A Stronger Australia in Southeast Asia?
Concerning regional developments have put Canberra’s role in the spotlight.
A Stronger Australia in Southeast Asia?
The Problem With Suu Kyi’s Rohingya Speech in Myanmar
September 21, 2017
The Problem With Suu Kyi’s Rohingya Speech in Myanmar
Long-awaited speech offers little for the dead and dispossessed.
The Problem With Suu Kyi’s Rohingya Speech in Myanmar
Does an ASEAN Agreement Mean Progress for RCEP?
September 15, 2017
Does an ASEAN Agreement Mean Progress for RCEP?
Despite some steps forward, familiar challenges remain.
Does an ASEAN Agreement Mean Progress for RCEP?
Can a North Korea Nightmare Fuel South Korea’s ASEAN Dream?
September 09, 2017
Can a North Korea Nightmare Fuel South Korea’s ASEAN Dream?
Seoul is intensifying its outreach towards Southeast Asia.
Can a North Korea Nightmare Fuel South Korea’s ASEAN Dream?
Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis Escalates
September 07, 2017
Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis Escalates
Life for the group is looking grimmer by the day.
Myanmar's Rohingya Crisis Escalates
What Does Hun Sen’s Big Tax Hunt Mean for Cambodia?
September 01, 2017
What Does Hun Sen’s Big Tax Hunt Mean for Cambodia?
The premier’s moves are proving to be destructive for the media and business in the Southeast Asian state.
What Does Hun Sen’s Big Tax Hunt Mean for Cambodia?
China-Thailand Rail Project: New Movement, Old Problems?
August 29, 2017
China-Thailand Rail Project: New Movement, Old Problems?
Despite the enthusiasm of some, challenges still remain.
China-Thailand Rail Project: New Movement, Old Problems?
What’s Behind the New Cambodia-Laos Border Crisis?
August 16, 2017
What’s Behind the New Cambodia-Laos Border Crisis?
A closer look at an episode in the context of Hun Sen’s wider domestic and foreign policy.
What’s Behind the New Cambodia-Laos Border Crisis?
A More Taxing Time for Cambodia’s Civil Society?
August 09, 2017
A More Taxing Time for Cambodia’s Civil Society?
The tax woes of a major English-language newspaper is yet another sign of the government’s growing intolerance of its critics as polls near.
A More Taxing Time for Cambodia’s Civil Society?
Cambodia: Past, Present, and Future
August 09, 2017
Cambodia: Past, Present, and Future
A conversation with Rob Carmichael.
Cambodia: Past, Present, and Future
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
August 03, 2017
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
A recent name change is rooted in deeper disagreements between Jakarta and Beijing related to the South China Sea.
Indonesia New North Natuna Sea: A Response to an Old China Problem
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
July 21, 2017
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
Though recent convictions indicate that progress can be made, the struggle for the Southeast Asian state is a long one.
Why Thailand’s Big Trafficking Trial Is Just a Small Victory
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
July 14, 2017
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
Economic realities shake China's 20-year hold on an old colony.
Hong Kong's Voice of Discontent
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
July 12, 2017
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
Tributes for Kem Ley flow a year after his assassination.
Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
Why Vietnam’s Motorbike Ban Makes No Sense
July 07, 2017
Why Vietnam’s Motorbike Ban Makes No Sense
Hanoi’s proposed measure is unlikely to solve the city’s congestion problems.
Why Vietnam’s Motorbike Ban Makes No Sense
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
June 30, 2017
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
1997 was a defining year for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and beyond.
Why 1997 Was Asia’s Perfect Storm
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
June 29, 2017
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
Naypyidaw continues to face significant challenges as it tries to end decades of conflict.
Why Is Myanmar's Peace Process Still Failing?
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
June 19, 2017
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Even as 1MDB and other scandals claim further scalps, Malaysia's prime minister is expected to win the next election.
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
June 17, 2017
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
An ongoing family feud erupted this week in the city-state.
Singapore's Squabbling Lees Back in the Limelight
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
June 06, 2017
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
Preliminary results indicate an outcome that is boost for the ruling party and a blow to an embattled opposition.
Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia’s Commune Elections
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
May 30, 2017
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
Results will determine how firm the strongman’s grip is over the country.
Hun Sen’s Rule in Cambodia Faces Test With Upcoming Polls
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
May 23, 2017
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
Female laborers are often paid less than half that of men, and some are working to change that.
Cambodian Construction: A Site for Gender Equality?
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