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Henry Kissinger and the Murder of Timor-Leste

Henry Kissinger and the Murder of Timor-Leste

By Klas Lundström
Few Timorese would have welcomed the late diplomat with open arms. Fewer still will be sad to see him gone.

How Timor-Leste Escaped the Political ‘Resource Curse’

How Timor-Leste Escaped the Political ‘Resource Curse’

By Moritz Schmoll and Geoffrey Swenson
Asia's youngest nation has shown that resource wealth does not necessarily impede the development of a stable democracy.
Why Did Timor-Leste Sign a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership With China?

Why Did Timor-Leste Sign a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership With China?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
For Dili, upgrading relations with China is about giving itself as many options as possible for economic development. It is not about choosing China over Australia.

Why Timor-Leste Decided to Take a Stand on Myanmar

Why Timor-Leste Decided to Take a Stand on Myanmar

By Li-Li Chen
Southeast Asia's youngest nation is advocating for a plural and just order in the region, even at the cost of its long-sought accession to ASEAN.

Filipino Who Helped Tame Insurgency and Pro-poor Indian Cancer Doctor Among Magsaysay Awardees

Filipino Who Helped Tame Insurgency and Pro-poor Indian Cancer Doctor Among Magsaysay Awardees

By Jim Gomez
The Ramon Magsaysay Awards honor "greatness of spirit" in selfless service to people across Asia. 

Myanmar Junta Orders Expulsion of Timor-Leste’s Top Diplomat

Myanmar Junta Orders Expulsion of Timor-Leste’s Top Diplomat

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's charge d'affaires has been ordered to leave the country by September 1, due to his government's meetings with the opposition National Unity Government.

Timor-Leste’s Independence Hero Xanana Gusmao Returns to Power as PM

Timor-Leste’s Independence Hero Xanana Gusmao Returns to Power as PM

By Gantry Meilana
In parliamentary elections in May, the veteran leader capitalized on widespread discontent with the outgoing Freitilin government.
Scenes From Timor-Leste’s Parliamentary Election

Scenes From Timor-Leste’s Parliamentary Election

By Sacha Shaw
A parliamentary election and the climax of a month of independence celebrations came and went last weekend in Asia's youngest nation.

Timor-Leste’s Opposition Party Wins Most Seats in Parliamentary Election

Timor-Leste’s Opposition Party Wins Most Seats in Parliamentary Election

By Gantry Meilana
The CNRT won 31 out of 65 seats in the National Parliament, putting leader Xanana Gusmao in strong position to form a governing coalition.

Supporting Timor-Leste’s ASEAN Membership Should Be a Priority for Its Friends

Supporting Timor-Leste’s ASEAN Membership Should Be a Priority for Its Friends

By Melissa Conley Tyler and Parker Novak
Other countries can support Timor-Leste in the bureaucratic development needed to attend and contribute meaningfully to ASEAN’s numerous annual meetings.

Comprehending Timor-Leste’s Delayed Accession to ASEAN

Comprehending Timor-Leste’s Delayed Accession to ASEAN

By Mabda Haerunnisa Fajrilla Sidiq
For 11 years, ASEAN member states have advanced a number of rationales for delaying the admission of the region's youngest nation.
Why Indonesia is Backing Timor-Leste’s ASEAN Bid

Why Indonesia is Backing Timor-Leste’s ASEAN Bid

By Patrick Dupont
In less than a decade, Timor-Leste has gone from being a “pebble” in Indonesia’s shoe to a “good neighbor” of its former ruler.

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