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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. He can be followed on Patreon and Twitter.

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 28, 2022

Why Should ASEAN or Anyone Else Negotiate with the Tatmadaw?

By Luke Hunt
There is a growing consensus that the world should engage directly with the opposition National Unity Government.

September 22, 2022

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Upholds Genocide Conviction

By Luke Hunt
The ECCC delivers its final verdict with closure on the horizon.
September 14, 2022

ASEAN Urged to Intervene Over Human Trafficking

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar have been cited as key trafficking destinations by victims' groups.

September 09, 2022

Getting Into ASEAN is ‘Harder Than Getting Into Heaven’

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Kupa Lopes, Timor-Leste's ambassador to Cambodia.

August 26, 2022

A 50-Year Legacy: Remembering Tim Page

By Luke Hunt
Tim Page, a photographer and journalistic war horse who made his name covering the wars in Indochina, died this week at the age of 78.

August 16, 2022

Taiwan Frets for ‘Thousands’ Trafficked Into Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Taiwan joins the chorus of regional countries expressing concerns about human trafficking in Cambodia, where reports are rife of enslavement, beatings, torture, and being resold.
August 08, 2022

ASEAN (Minus Myanmar) Gets Its Act Together

By Luke Hunt
Myanmar's military junta was put on notice as ASEAN held its line against China and Russia.

August 04, 2022

Timor-Leste Denied Entry to ASEAN – For Now

By Luke Hunt
Dili has been told that membership could happen next year.

July 26, 2022

Sri Lanka’s New President Cracks Down on Protests as Challenges Mount

By Luke Hunt
Ranil Wickremesinghe's use of troops to dismantle protest camps in Colombo sends out a chilling message.

July 20, 2022

Sri Lanka’s Future May Not Be All That Bleak

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with economist Ganeshan Wignaraja.

July 12, 2022

As Sri Lanka’s Economy Unravels, a Crude Awakening

By Luke Hunt
Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stepped down, but the task of cleaning up the country's economic mess has only just begun.
July 11, 2022

An American Artist Who Stayed Behind in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with David Richards about life under the junta.

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