Charles Dunst is an associate at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics' foreign policy think tank. He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, The American Interest, The New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times.
Dunst was based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for much of 2018-19, a period during which he reported from that country, Việt Nam, and Myanmar (Burma) on topics including U.S. deportations, Việt Nam's persecution of the United States's indigenous former allies, Cambodia's crackdowns, China's influence, 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 Chinese foreign policy, Southeast Asia, Jewish politics, and LGBTQ issues. He has reported from Cambodia, Việt Nam, Myanmar, Romania, Israel and the West Bank, Andorra, Hungary, and the United Kingdom.
Dunst is currently pursuing his M.Sc. in International Relations at the London School of Economics. He graduated in 2018 with honors in World Politics from Hamilton College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the college's student 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, Việt Nam. (Photos by Charles Dunst)