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Timor-Leste ASEAN membership

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.

It Is in ASEAN’s Strategic Interest to Admit Timor-Leste Now
May 26, 2022

It Is in ASEAN’s Strategic Interest to Admit Timor-Leste Now

By Truston Yu
If the nation is not admitted soon, it will fall further behind the 10 members of the Southeast Asian bloc.

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.

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.

What Will It Take to Admit Timor-Leste Into ASEAN?
August 01, 2019

What Will It Take to Admit Timor-Leste Into ASEAN?

By Khoo Ying Hooi
8 years after its membership application, Timor-Leste remains stuck in limbo. That says more about ASEAN than about Dili.
ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia
May 03, 2017

ASEAN at 50: A New Test for Democracy in Southeast Asia

By Khoo Ying Hooi
The aspects of the ASEAN Charter dealing with rights and democracy have been largely ignored.

Timor-Leste Approaching 2017 Elections With Confidence
November 19, 2016

Timor-Leste Approaching 2017 Elections With Confidence

By Agio Pereira
Timor-Leste looks forward to successful elections next year and stand ready to strengthen its relationships as a member of ASEAN.

Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
November 14, 2016

Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections

By Luke Hunt
Elections in the two countries could determine their future interactions with ASEAN neighbors.

Is Timor-Leste Finally Ready to Join ASEAN?
October 01, 2016

Is Timor-Leste Finally Ready to Join ASEAN?

By Roshni Kapur
After years of seeking an ASEAN membership, accession into the regional bloc finally looks within Dili's reach.
No Brexit Repeat in ASEAN
June 28, 2016

No Brexit Repeat in ASEAN

By Termsak Chalermpalanupap
No country is looking to leave the Southeast Asian bloc -- yet.

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