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Getting Into ASEAN is ‘Harder Than Getting Into Heaven’
September 09, 2022

Getting Into ASEAN is ‘Harder Than Getting Into Heaven’

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Kupa Lopes, Timor-Leste's ambassador to Cambodia.

Timor-Leste Denied Entry to ASEAN – For Now
August 04, 2022

Timor-Leste Denied Entry to ASEAN – For Now

By Luke Hunt
Dili has been told that membership could happen next year.
Timor-Leste Hopes to Join ASEAN When Indonesia Chairs in 2023
July 20, 2022

Timor-Leste Hopes to Join ASEAN When Indonesia Chairs in 2023

By Achmad Ibrahim and Niniek Karmini
The nation officially applied for full membership of ASEAN in 2011, but the rest of the bloc has yet to make a final decision.

Australia Drops Charge Against Lawyer Over Timor-Leste Spying Claim
July 07, 2022

Australia Drops Charge Against Lawyer Over Timor-Leste Spying Claim

By Rod McGuirk
The previous conservative government approved in 2018 the prosecution of Bernard Collaery and his client, a former spy publicly known as Witness K.

Timor-Leste-China Relations: Where Does the Concern Lie?
June 14, 2022

Timor-Leste-China Relations: Where Does the Concern Lie?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
President Jose Ramos-Horta's recent promise to expand bilateral relations with Beijing made headlines around the world.

Timor-Leste Signs Four Cooperation Agreements With China
June 06, 2022

Timor-Leste Signs Four Cooperation Agreements With China

By Sebastian Strangio
But like many of its Southeast Asian neighbors, Dili will seek to maintain a judicious balance between dueling hegemons.

Timor-Leste Celebrates Independence Anniversary, New Leader
May 20, 2022

Timor-Leste Celebrates Independence Anniversary, New Leader

By Gantry Meilana
Former independence fighter Jose Ramos-Horta has pledged to fight poverty and bridge long-standing political divides.
Timor-Leste Chooses President in Runoff Amid Political Feud
April 19, 2022

Timor-Leste Chooses President in Runoff Amid Political Feud

By Associated Press
Preliminary results for in the race between two former independence fighters, and bitter rivals, may not be known until Wednesday.

Timor-Leste Set for Presidential Runoff Election Next Month
March 28, 2022

Timor-Leste Set for Presidential Runoff Election Next Month

By Associated Press
Former President Jose Ramos-Horta will face off against current President Francisco Guterres in a second round of voting on April 19.

Observations From the First Round of Timor-Leste’s Presidential Election
March 23, 2022

Observations From the First Round of Timor-Leste’s Presidential Election

By Li-Li Chen
The election is set for a second-round run off on April 19. But what did we learn from the first round of voting?

Timor-Leste Vote Highlights Young Nation’s Political Impasse
March 21, 2022

Timor-Leste Vote Highlights Young Nation’s Political Impasse

By Fernando da Costa
Can the presidential election, Timor-Leste's fifth since its independence in 2002, break a years-long political deadlock?
Does Timor-Leste’s Upcoming Election Herald a More Inclusive and Progressive Democracy?
March 11, 2022

Does Timor-Leste’s Upcoming Election Herald a More Inclusive and Progressive Democracy?

By Li-Li Chen
Next week's election will feature more female candidates than ever, but their impact on the country's patriarchal cultural norms remains to be seen.

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