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David Hutt (@davidhuttjourno) is a British freelance political journalist and columnist based between the Czech Republic and the UK, covering European politics and foreign affairs, Europe-Asia relations and Southeast Asian politics.
His articles have also appeared in the Foreign Policy, Nikkei Asia, South China Morning Post, Forbes, World Politics Review, and others. His essays have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The New Humanist, Reaction:Life, Spiked, and The Article.
He has written for a number of academic publications and for think-tanks, including lnternationale Politik Quarterly, Royal United Services Institute, the EU-Asia Centre, ChinaObservers, Limes Italian Review of Geopolitics, and the Journal of Greater Mekong Studies.
He is also a political and risk consultant for a number of years, providing reports for Control Risks, Access Asia Consulting, the Media Development Investment Fund and the Diplomat Risk Intelligence unit, amongst others.
He was previously based in Cambodia (2014-2019), reporting on Asian politics and economics. Before that, he was based in Nicaragua (2013-2014), covering Central American affairs.
He was formerly a reporter at the Southeast Asia Globe and editor of Focus ASEAN. He served as president of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia between 2018 and 2019, and as a visiting fellow at Future Forum, a Phnom Penh-based think tank.
A regularly updated list of his articles can be found here.
Speaking at the Institute of International Relations Prague
Covering US-North Korea peace talks in Hanoi
What his critics say....
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of longest-serving leaders in the world, on my reporting
"David Hutt is a go-to writer and encyclopaedia on all-thing-bad about Cambodia. He can write weekly and has great talent in spotting everything wrong about whatever Cambodia is doing." (Khmer Times)