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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.

Timor-Leste Celebrates Independence Anniversary, New Leader
May 20, 2022

Timor-Leste Celebrates Independence Anniversary, New Leader

By Gantry Meilana
Former independence fighter Jose Ramos-Horta has pledged to fight poverty and bridge long-standing political divides.
Timor-Leste Set for Presidential Runoff Election Next Month
March 28, 2022

Timor-Leste Set for Presidential Runoff Election Next Month

By Associated Press
Former President Jose Ramos-Horta will face off against current President Francisco Guterres in a second round of voting on April 19.

Observations From the First Round of Timor-Leste’s Presidential Election
March 23, 2022

Observations From the First Round of Timor-Leste’s Presidential Election

By Li-Li Chen
The election is set for a second-round run off on April 19. But what did we learn from the first round of voting?

Timor-Leste Vote Highlights Young Nation’s Political Impasse
March 21, 2022

Timor-Leste Vote Highlights Young Nation’s Political Impasse

By Fernando da Costa
Can the presidential election, Timor-Leste's fifth since its independence in 2002, break a years-long political deadlock?

Does Timor-Leste’s Upcoming Election Herald a More Inclusive and Progressive Democracy?
March 11, 2022

Does Timor-Leste’s Upcoming Election Herald a More Inclusive and Progressive Democracy?

By Li-Li Chen
Next week's election will feature more female candidates than ever, but their impact on the country's patriarchal cultural norms remains to be seen.

Timor-Leste’s New Kingmakers
June 01, 2020

Timor-Leste’s New Kingmakers

By Bardia Rahmani
How an outlawed martial arts group facilitated a critical shift in Timor-Leste’s political scene.
How Will COVID-19 Impact Timor-Leste’s Politics?
April 14, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Impact Timor-Leste’s Politics?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While it is still early days, the global coronavirus pandemic could end up shaping the country’s political and economic future in important ways.

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.

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