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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.

Catholicism’s Overlooked Importance in Asia
February 04, 2022

Catholicism’s Overlooked Importance in Asia

By Bernardo Brown and Michel Chambon
Catholicism – whether embraced or rejected – has played a crucial role in defining identity in Asia.

Timor-Leste Is Facing a Make-or-Break Moment
November 24, 2021

Timor-Leste Is Facing a Make-or-Break Moment

By Avelino Dos Santos Da Costa
Diversifying the economy, which is massively dependent on oil and gas, is the biggest task facing Timor-Leste. The time is now, and every second counts.

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.

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