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Is Timor-Leste Ready to Join ASEAN?
August 27, 2021

Is Timor-Leste Ready to Join ASEAN?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
If membership means sacrificing the country's values, perhaps it would be better to remain on the outside.

COVID-19 Breaches Last Southeast Asian Bastions
August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Breaches Last Southeast Asian Bastions

By Sebastian Strangio
Brunei breaks its 15-month coronavirus-free streak, while Timor-Leste reports the arrival of the contagious Delta variant.
Timor-Leste’s Bid for ASEAN Membership Tarnished by Myanmar Vote
June 29, 2021

Timor-Leste’s Bid for ASEAN Membership Tarnished by Myanmar Vote

By Luke Hunt
Abstention on the U.N. resolution is a “vote of shame,” says Nobel laureate.

Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste
May 11, 2021

Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

By Fidelis Magalhães
In April, after a devastating cyclone and spike in COVID-19 cases, Timor-Leste made a formal appeal to international partners for support. The significance of such aid extends far beyond the amount pledged. 

Timor-Leste: Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Take Their Toll
April 19, 2021

Timor-Leste: Natural Disasters and COVID-19 Take Their Toll

By Guteriano Neves
A recent cyclone has added another layer to the challenges that Timor-Leste is facing in the fight against COVID-19.

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
April 05, 2021

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital

By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.

Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?
March 01, 2021

Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
Many changes are necessary if the country is to break the shackles of oil dependency and build a more diverse and sustainable economy.
Timor-Leste’s Costly Oil and Gas Ambitions Grind to a Halt
October 02, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Costly Oil and Gas Ambitions Grind to a Halt

By David Hutt
Despite rumors of potential Chinese involvement, the $18 billion Tasi Mane oil and gas processing project is unlikely to eventuate.

Timor-Leste’s Draft Defamation Law Will Make It Harder to Curb Corruption
August 10, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Draft Defamation Law Will Make It Harder to Curb Corruption

By Jonas Guterres
The broad scope of criminal defamation and its application presents a serious obstacle to journalists and whistleblowers seeking to expose corruption.

Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response
June 03, 2020

Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 Response

By Guteriano Neves
The government’s timely and decisive action in the initial stage prevented a catastrophic situation, but uncertainty remains.

Timor-Leste’s Coronavirus Response
May 04, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Coronavirus Response

By Fidelis Magalhães
Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 state of emergency is a twin effort to save people’s lives and their livelihoods.
Rethinking Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 State of Emergency
April 27, 2020

Rethinking Timor-Leste’s COVID-19 State of Emergency

By Li-Li Chen
Is the country’s coronavirus policy protecting the vulnerable or leaving them behind?

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