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David Hutt

A freelance political journalist, columnist, commentator and editor...

David Hutt is a political journalist based between the Czech Republic and Britain. He focuses on European foreign policy, Central European politics, and relations between Europe and Asia. He is also an expert on Southeast Asian politics, having spent five years (2014-2019) reporting on the region from Cambodia. He is currently Southeast Asia Columnist for the Diplomat, and a correspondent for the Asia Times. Before his time in Asia, he reported on Central American affairs from Nicaragua. His writing has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asian Review, Forbes, World Politics Review, Visegrad Insight, among other international publications. 

David is also an experienced English-language editor and proof-reader. He was editor of a business magazine, Focus Asean, and has provided editing responsibilities for international think-tanks and business consultancies. He is skilled at editing in either British or American English, and prides himself on fast turnaround.   

Also, David is regular provider of political and economic risk reports to international consultancies.

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Southeast Asia’s ‘narco-state’ and ‘scam-states’ undercut authoritarian rule boasts

How Far the Rot of Corruption Has Spread In Vietnam

In Hun Manet’s Cambodia, It Is the Perception of Change That Matters

Is Vietnam's electric car maker VinFast hitting the brakes in Europe?

My exclusive into lobbying contracts between a major Vietnamese military company and the Trump team

My investigation into the sexual abuse of men in Cambodia and the problematic responses of NGOs

My original investigation into unknown resistance by ordinary people during the Khmer Rouge genocide

My in-depth investigation into debt culture and the economic costs in Cambodia

My expose on a planned Chinese naval base in Cambodia

A report into how Japanese businesses will react in the event of a no-deal Brexit

A report on the impacts of Chinese investment in the Czech Republic

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