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, Foreign Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, Politico Europe, the Los Angeles Times, and The American Interest. Dunst has appeared on ABC News and Newsy.
Dunst was based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for much of 2018-19, 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, China's growing influence in Southeast Asia, Agent Orange's legacy, and Israel-Myanmar relations. He was previously an editorial fellow at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, a century-old wire service in New York City.
Dunst writes regularly about U.S. and Chinese foreign policy, Southeast Asia, Israeli and Jewish politics, and LGBTQ issues. He has reported from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Israel and the West Bank, Romania, Andorra, Hungary, the United Kingdom, 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: Khmer fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand, off the coast of Kampot, Cambodia.
Bottom image: Montagnard ethnic minorities preparing meat in Kontum Province, Vietnam. (Photos by Charles Dunst)