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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 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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July 06, 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes

By Luke Hunt
Mahathir still has the support to influence his country’s politics.
July 02, 2020

Indo-Pacific in Focus as Australia Substantially Lifts Military Spending

By Luke Hunt
Chinese bullying crystalizes opposition, divides ASEAN.

June 23, 2020

The Problem With Travel in Southeast Asia and COVID-19

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with travel and culture writer Marissa Caruthers.

June 17, 2020

Saving Indochina’s Wilderness

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with environmentalist Marcus Hardtke.

June 09, 2020

Cambodians Reclaim Angkor Wat as Global Lockdowns Continue to Bite

By Luke Hunt
At Cambodia's crown jewel, there's “not a single selfie stick in sight” as tourists evaporate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 03, 2020

Indonesia Records Its First Honor Killing

By Luke Hunt
A schoolgirl was reportedly hacked to death after admitting to dating

May 26, 2020

Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Closing Illegal Wildlife Markets

By Luke Hunt
Reshaping East Asian opinion for a post-coronavirus world.
May 20, 2020

NGOs and Scientists Urge Moratorium on Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific

By Luke Hunt
Mining for battery metals seen as a threat to Pacific Island nations.

May 15, 2020

The Mayaguez: Honoring the Fallen and Remembering the Survivors

By Luke Hunt
U.S. soldiers who fought the last battle in Indochina deserve their place in military history.

May 06, 2020

Outgoing UN Envoy Hopes Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Can Change

By Luke Hunt
Explosions heard in Rakhine villages as military searches door-to-door.

May 05, 2020

Missionaries, Wars, and Rebuilding in Southeast Asia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Michael Parer, a former cleric who bucked the Catholic system.
April 27, 2020

4 ASEAN States Abusing COVID-19 Emergency Powers

By Luke Hunt
UN warnings unheeded amid arrests, death threats, and muzzling the press.

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