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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
January 18, 2022

Nusantara Gets the Nod as Indonesia Names Its New Capital City

By Luke Hunt
Construction of the new capital is to begin this year with an eye-watering budget of $35 billion.

January 10, 2022

Making Wine in Asia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation about the future of reds and whites.
January 04, 2022

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Moves Ahead on Shoring Up Son’s Leadership Prospects

By Luke Hunt
The leader tipped his grandson to serve as prime minister in the 2030s.

December 31, 2021

Surviving Saigon in 1945 and a Dog Named Mephisto

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Thierry de Roland Peel.

December 30, 2021

Cambodian Environmental Group Suspends Operations Amid Court Cases

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Hun Sen again orders the military to act against "color revolutions."

December 08, 2021

A Cambodian Ambassador in Washington

By Luke Hunt
Despite the two nations' differences, Chum Sounry says relations are moving ahead.
December 06, 2021

Cambodia Bans US Visits to Ream Naval Base After Sanctions

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Hun Sen says the naval base is “not a place for thieves or robbers.”

November 30, 2021

An Optimistic Outlook for ASEAN and China

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with a longtime Asian economic trend watcher.

November 26, 2021

Cambodia Bolts Into Its New Normal

By Luke Hunt
The road ahead is long and lonely for Cambodia, with Chinese largess checked by the pandemic and Western interests soured by pre-pandemic crackdowns.

November 13, 2021

Afghanistan, Then and Now

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Chris Woolf.

November 08, 2021

As Chair of ASEAN, Hun Sen Warns of Crack Down on Protesters

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia faces a difficult year, but the prime minister says he “will do what it takes” to quell dissent.
October 20, 2021

Dancing to Different Tunes: Cambodia’s False Peace

By Luke Hunt
The Paris Peace Agreements did not end the war in Cambodia.

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