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.
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.
June 01, 2019
The Looting of Timor-Leste’s Oil Wealth
By Bardia Rahmani
Timor-Leste may have fought off two foreign invaders only to have its independence sold off by its own leaders.
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.
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.
March 01, 2018
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
By Grant Wyeth
The agreement made at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague settles an old dispute.
July 24, 2017
Time (and Oil) Running Out for Timor-Leste
By Anthony Fensom
The newly elected government will have to move quickly to diversify Timor-Leste's economy.
July 19, 2017
Timor-Leste: Failing State or Missed Opportunity?
By Tahnee Reed
Worries about Timor-Leste are understandable, but analysts shouldn't overlook signs of progress.
June 22, 2017
Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections: Hard Choices, Hard Times
By Guteriano Neves and Khoo Ying Hooi
Timor-Leste's election comes at a critical time in the country's development.
April 07, 2017
The Alarming Nature of Corruption in Timor-Leste
By Jonas Guterres
Despite government efforts, corruption remains prevalent in Timor-Leste, draining economic gains.