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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
June 28, 2022

Laos Is On the Brink of Sovereign Bankruptcy

By Luke Hunt
Debt, wealth inequality, and corruption will keep the country poor.

June 21, 2022

A Depleted River Scores a World Record Catch

By Luke Hunt
Giant Mekong stingray weighs in at 300-kilograms – and helps solve a mystery.
June 09, 2022

For Medicinal and Other Purposes, Cannabis Makes a Return to Thailand

By Luke Hunt
Thailand becomes the first country in Southeast Asia to decriminalize marijuana.

June 06, 2022

As Expected, Cambodia’s Ruling Party Claims ‘Sweeping’ Victory

By Luke Hunt
But what are the actual numbers?

May 30, 2022

‘Delikado’: Saving Palawan from the Chainsaws

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with director Karl Malakunas.

May 23, 2022

The Path to Militancy and Terrorism

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Charlotte McDonald-Gibson.
May 18, 2022

Sizing-up the US-ASEAN Summit and Vietnam’s Place in the World

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with veteran academic Carl Thayer.

May 05, 2022

Global NATO Takes Shape Ahead of US-ASEAN Meet

By Luke Hunt
Democracies on the edge in Southeast Asia likely face difficult choices in the years to come.

April 28, 2022

Troubled Waters in the Mekong Region

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with journalist Abby Seiff about the challenges facing Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake.

April 27, 2022

Under Kishida, Tokyo Sharpens Its Focus on Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with Japan.

April 11, 2022

Cambodia Rescues 16 Trafficked Malaysians, Others Still Held Captive

By Luke Hunt
The move came after the Malaysian ambassador wrote to the national police chief to ask for assistance.
March 29, 2022

Of ASEAN, China, Russia, and Hypersonic Weapons

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with retired U.S. Naval Captain Carl Schuster.

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