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Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future
September 06, 2019

Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future

By Luke Hunt
20 years after the holding of a UN-backed referendum, there remains much work to do in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste Parliament Approves Sea Border Treaty With Australia
July 24, 2019

Timor-Leste Parliament Approves Sea Border Treaty With Australia

By Oki Raimundos
The step cements a landmark agreement reached in March 2018.
Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
March 08, 2019

Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?

By Claire Millar
With economic diversification critical for oil-dependent Timor-Leste, it’s time to take a close look at the effects of migration.

Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?
March 06, 2019

Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?

By Joao da Cruz Cardoso
The government knows that it can't rely on oil revenue forever, but making the shift is easier said than done.

Timor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs
January 16, 2019

Timor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs

By Guteriano Neves
Despite the modest economic growth of the last decades, Timor-Leste cannot accommodate a rapidly growing young population.

What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?
October 30, 2018

What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?

By David Hutt
The country’s state budget has spotlighted how it is dealing with some of the opportunities and challenges in its economic development.

Timor-Leste's Corruption Challenge
May 22, 2018

Timor-Leste's Corruption Challenge

By Jonas Guterres
Addressing corruption will be the key to achieving economic development and cementing democratic principles.
Timor-Leste Finally Has a Government. Now What?
May 16, 2018

Timor-Leste Finally Has a Government. Now What?

By Guteriano Neves
The victorious coalition was face an uphill battle in delivering on campaign promises.

Can Timor-Leste’s Next Government Pursue Much-Needed Budget Cuts?
April 26, 2018

Can Timor-Leste’s Next Government Pursue Much-Needed Budget Cuts?

By Guteriano Neves
It's politically risky, but budget cuts are needed to tackle low productivity, inefficient public spending, and the trade deficit.

A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?
April 19, 2018

A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?

By David Hutt
A look at the state of the country’s politics ahead of upcoming elections.

The Mountains: Timor Leste's Blessing and Curse
March 29, 2018

The Mountains: Timor Leste's Blessing and Curse

By Edward Cavanough 
Difficult geography helped Timorese survive colonization and invasion. But now, it's a roadblock to growth.
Timor-Leste's New Government and the Future of the Youth in Politics
September 20, 2017

Timor-Leste's New Government and the Future of the Youth in Politics

By Khoo Ying Hooi
Timor-Leste’s long-awaited government must not leave the country's youth out of its policy plans.

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