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Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste
May 11, 2021

Why Humanitarian Assistance Matters: The Case of Climate Disaster and COVID-19 in Timor-Leste

By Fidelis Magalhães
In April, after a devastating cyclone and spike in COVID-19 cases, Timor-Leste made a formal appeal to international partners for support. The significance of such aid extends far beyond the amount pledged. 

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric
April 16, 2021

A Crisis in Timor-Leste Reveals the Hollowness of ‘Build Back Better’ Rhetoric

By Chloe King
Despite invocations to envision a better, more equal world in the wake of COVID-19, global inequalities remain deeply entrenched.
Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
April 05, 2021

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital

By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.

Edd Wright on Climate Resilience on Timor-Leste
May 26, 2020

Edd Wright on Climate Resilience on Timor-Leste

By Ankit Panda
How is Timor-Leste improving its climate resilience?

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.

What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Politics?
March 30, 2020

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

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Even if a new government does take office soon, the country faces some significant challenges ahead.

Don’t Be Too Pessimistic About Timor-Leste’s New Political Instability
February 27, 2020

Don’t Be Too Pessimistic About Timor-Leste’s New Political Instability

By David Hutt
The new round of uncertainty brought about by the premier’s resignation deserves attention but also needs to be kept in perspective.
Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Offers Resignation After Failed Budget
February 25, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister Offers Resignation After Failed Budget

By Associated Press
The development has heightened political uncertainty in the Southeast Asian state.

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.

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.

Bec Strating on the State of Australia-Timor-Leste Ties
August 13, 2019

Bec Strating on the State of Australia-Timor-Leste Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the past, present, and future dynamics in Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste.
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.

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