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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
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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.
March 21, 2022

Japan Raises its Voice in Cambodia

By Luke Hunt
Prime Minister Kishida delivers as Hun Sen looks to Tokyo for support.

March 11, 2022

Cambodia Told to Shut Down ‘Slave Compounds’ After Warnings From Asian Embassies

By Luke Hunt
The country's interior minister says he will end the crime wave in Sihanoukville by mid-year.
March 01, 2022

Breaking with ASEAN, Some Regional Leaders Find Their Voice Over Ukraine

By Luke Hunt
Jettisoning Myanmar and admitting Timor-Leste would bolster the bloc.

February 28, 2022

Fighting Back: Trade Unions in Thailand and Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Dave Welsh from the Solidarity Center.

February 25, 2022

Cambodia and Malaysia Try to Resolve Their Differences

By Luke Hunt
“Frank and candid” talks held as Olympic-sized global issues take hold.

February 11, 2022

A Perfect Dry: The Mekong River Enters its Fourth Year of Drought

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Brian Eyler of the Stimson Center.
February 09, 2022

Hun Sen Apologizes as Myanmar Gamble Backfires Over Sean Turnell

By Luke Hunt
Cambodia’s embarrassment can only further isolate Myanmar’s military junta.

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