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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.