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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.

Suu Kyi's Electoral Blow in Myanmar Must Spark Real Change
November 30, 2018
Suu Kyi's Electoral Blow in Myanmar Must Spark Real Change
With the NLD's recent by-election defeat, the people have spoken. Now Suu Kyi and her party must listen and adjust.
Suu Kyi's Electoral Blow in Myanmar Must Spark Real Change
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Era in the Spotlight with Guilty Verdicts
November 21, 2018
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Era in the Spotlight with Guilty Verdicts
Despite two sentencings, questions on the quest for justice remain.
Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Era in the Spotlight with Guilty Verdicts
Thailand’s Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elusive Election
November 15, 2018
Thailand’s Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elusive Election
With the new round of hype over potential polls in Thailand has come a focus on parties, players, and who the future prime minister could be.  
Thailand’s Politics Heat Up Ahead of Elusive Election
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
October 30, 2018
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
The recent controversy about a potential Israel embassy move is exactly the kind of thing the relationship does not need.
Australia-Indonesia Ties: The Problem of Unnecessary Irritants
Facebook’s Myanmar Troubles
October 27, 2018
Facebook’s Myanmar Troubles
Scrutiny of the company’s alleged role in genocide in Myanmar has raised broader questions about social media in Southeast Asia.
Facebook’s Myanmar Troubles
Will a New Malaysia Kill the Old Death Penalty?
October 18, 2018
Will a New Malaysia Kill the Old Death Penalty?
The new government seems to be entertaining the idea.
Will a New Malaysia Kill the Old Death Penalty?
Why Canada’s Revoking of Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Citizenship Matters
October 06, 2018
Why Canada’s Revoking of Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Citizenship Matters
The move is just the latest that illustrate her remarkable fall from grace.
Why Canada’s Revoking of Aung San Suu Kyi’s Honorary Citizenship Matters
What’s Next for the Presidency in Vietnam?
October 02, 2018
What’s Next for the Presidency in Vietnam?
The death of a president has raised wider questions about the role in addition to a focus on his legacy.
What’s Next for the Presidency in Vietnam?
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
September 24, 2018
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
The lack of justice in the Maguindanao Massacre underscores Duterte's contempt for journalists.
Duterte’s Media War in the Philippines
What Do Prisoner Releases Mean in Hun Sen’s Cambodia?
September 21, 2018
What Do Prisoner Releases Mean in Hun Sen’s Cambodia?
A closer look at the significance of the steady stream of prisoners that have been released.
What Do Prisoner Releases Mean in Hun Sen’s Cambodia?
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?
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