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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.

The Trouble with Tourism in Southeast Asia
June 15, 2019
The Trouble with Tourism in Southeast Asia
Travel website founder Stuart McDonald talks about the opportunities and challenges in the tourism industry in the region.
The Trouble with Tourism in Southeast Asia
Fishing Boat Saga Reveals Asia’s Lingering Refugee Challenge
June 06, 2019
Fishing Boat Saga Reveals Asia’s Lingering Refugee Challenge
The case of the Daya Mata speaks to broader issues that the region continues to confront.
Fishing Boat Saga Reveals Asia’s Lingering Refugee Challenge
The Future of Indonesia, ASEAN, and the Digital Age in Southeast Asia
May 31, 2019
The Future of Indonesia, ASEAN, and the Digital Age in Southeast Asia
Risk analyst Keith Loveard talks about the past, present and future for ASEAN and in particular its powerhouse, Indonesia, amid wider trends.  
The Future of Indonesia, ASEAN, and the Digital Age in Southeast Asia
Freed Journalists Don't Negate Bleak Outlook for Southeast Asia’s Media
May 23, 2019
Freed Journalists Don't Negate Bleak Outlook for Southeast Asia’s Media
While the release of 2 Reuters journalists should be celebrated, life for journalists in Southeast Asia has not improved.
Freed Journalists Don't Negate Bleak Outlook for Southeast Asia’s Media
What Lies Ahead for Indonesia in a Jokowi Second Term?
May 03, 2019
What Lies Ahead for Indonesia in a Jokowi Second Term?
A conversation with veteran New Zealand journalist John McBeth about Southeast Asia’s past and Indonesia’s likely future.
What Lies Ahead for Indonesia in a Jokowi Second Term?
Economic Focus Ahead for Indonesia in Jokowi’s Coming Second Term
April 25, 2019
Economic Focus Ahead for Indonesia in Jokowi’s Coming Second Term
Based on Jokowi’s first term and how the country’s election played out, the economy is likely to continue to be a key priority.
Economic Focus Ahead for Indonesia in Jokowi’s Coming Second Term
The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
April 19, 2019
The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
A conversation with renowed Malaysian journalist Leslie Lopez.
The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
Why Brunei’s New Religious Hardening Matters
April 18, 2019
Why Brunei’s New Religious Hardening Matters
The new Islamic laws are only the latest symptom of broader issues in the tiny, oil-rich sultanate.
Why Brunei’s New Religious Hardening Matters
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
April 05, 2019
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
While the country’s political future still remains unclear, the monarch will continue to exert influence in how it is shaped.
Thailand’s New King Looms Large Amid Post-Election Uncertainty
Remembering the Ancient Empire Legacy of Southeast Asia
March 23, 2019
Remembering the Ancient Empire Legacy of Southeast Asia
Luke Hunt speaks with author Philip Bowring about the ancient empires of Southeast Asia and how maritime trade helped shape a region long before the colonial era.
Remembering the Ancient Empire Legacy of Southeast Asia
Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
March 20, 2019
Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
Though it is still early days, a series of issues are threatening to overwhelm and undermine the new government’s future.
Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
Najib Scandal Links in Focus with Ex-Sabah Chief Minister Charges
March 12, 2019
Najib Scandal Links in Focus with Ex-Sabah Chief Minister Charges
The charges against Musa Aman announced last week are just part of the ongoing scrutiny around Najib and his allies in a New Malaysia.
Najib Scandal Links in Focus with Ex-Sabah Chief Minister Charges
Latest Violence in Myanmar Confirms Worst Suspicions
February 28, 2019
Latest Violence in Myanmar Confirms Worst Suspicions
Continued conflict suggests a long road ahead for vulnerable populations in the country.
Latest Violence in Myanmar Confirms Worst Suspicions
How Anand Panyarachun Shaped Modern Thailand
February 16, 2019
How Anand Panyarachun Shaped Modern Thailand
A new biography details the life of a former Thai prime minister.
How Anand Panyarachun Shaped Modern Thailand
Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth
February 01, 2019
Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth
Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders.
Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
January 31, 2019
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
While it is no surprise that political calculations are being made ahead of upcoming polls, the incident shows how gambles can backfire.
Jokowi’s Failed Bashir Gamble Reveals the Danger of Playing the Religion Card in Indonesia
Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions
January 26, 2019
Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions
The issue has heated up the country’s already contested and polarized politics.
Cambodia-EU Threat War Erupts Amid Trade Sanctions
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
January 10, 2019
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
Duterte's 'jokes' reveal a lack of respect for institutions, the rule of law, and the Philippine people.
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia
January 05, 2019
The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia
Some readings of the country’s history can be deceiving.
The Truth About War and Peace in Cambodia
Inside Thailand’s Miracle Cave Rescue
January 03, 2019
Inside Thailand’s Miracle Cave Rescue
A conversation with one of the key witnesses to an incident that sparked global attention last year.
Inside Thailand’s Miracle Cave Rescue
Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
December 14, 2018
Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
The ICC says it will continue to study the complaints filed against Duterte in spite of his dismissal of the institution.
Duterte’s War on Drugs Can’t Escape International Law
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
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