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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.

To Continue Development, Timor-Leste Needs a Return to ‘National Unity’
August 31, 2019

To Continue Development, Timor-Leste Needs a Return to ‘National Unity’

By Jonas Guterres
The fight for independence is over, but Timor-Leste needs to unite as a country yet again to fight its new war against poverty.
Celebrating Democracy and Peace in Timor-Leste
August 29, 2019

Celebrating Democracy and Peace in Timor-Leste

By Fausto Belo Ximenes
20 years after its independence referendum, Timor-Leste’s success story has lessons for the region and beyond.

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.

The Looting of Timor-Leste’s Oil Wealth
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.

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.

Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
May 08, 2018

Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government

By John Dennehy
The country has ground to a standstill after the collapse of its minority government. Will new polls bring stability?
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.

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.

After Timor-Leste's Election, a Young Democracy Looks Forward
July 25, 2017

After Timor-Leste's Election, a Young Democracy Looks Forward

By Khoo Ying Hooi
The results are in from Timor-Leste's parliamentary election. The hard part lies ahead.

Timor-Leste's Political Unity
July 12, 2017

Timor-Leste's Political Unity

By Flavio Simoes
Don't be fooled by the number of political parties. Timorese have a remarkable degree of consensus on major issues.
Timor-Leste Parliamentary Elections: Hard Choices, Hard Times
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.

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