Charles Dunst is an associate at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics' foreign policy think tank, and a journalist who has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, BBC News, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, The New Republic, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Lowy Institute. He has appeared on ABC News and Newsy.
From September 2018 to May 2019, Dunst was based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a period during which he reported from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar on topics including U.S. deportations, Vietnam's persecution of the U.S.'s war-era allies, Cambodia's crackdowns, Agent Orange's legacy, and Israel-Myanmar relations. Previously, from May through September 2018, he was an editorial fellow at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a century-old wire service in New York City.
Dunst writes regularly about Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy, and LGBTQ issues. He has reported from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Andorra, the United Kingdom, Hungary, and the United States.
Dunst is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in International Relations at the London School of Economics. In May 2018, he graduated with honors in World Politics from Hamilton College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. A native New Yorker, Dunst received his high school diploma from the Dalton School in 2014.
Top image: Fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of Kampot, Cambodia. (Photo by Charles Dunst)
Bottom image: Montagnards preparing meat in Kontum Province, Vietnam. (Photo by Charles Dunst)