Menu
Account
Who Will Be Timor-Leste’s New Prime Minister?
June 15, 2018
Who Will Be Timor-Leste’s New Prime Minister?
Taur Matan Ruak, rather than Xanana Gusmao, is expected to be appointed the country’s new premier.
Who Will Be Timor-Leste’s New Prime Minister?
Timor-Leste: The Challenges of Democracy and Development
June 01, 2018
Timor-Leste: The Challenges of Democracy and Development
Timor-Leste needs to exemplify in practice the values preached by its leaders to international audiences.
Timor-Leste: The Challenges of Democracy and Development
Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
May 08, 2018
Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
The country has ground to a standstill after the collapse of its minority government. Will new polls bring stability?
Timor-Leste: A Nation Waiting for a Government
A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?
April 19, 2018
A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?
A look at the state of the country’s politics ahead of upcoming elections.
A New Era of Political Coalitions in Timor-Leste?
Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
March 03, 2018
Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
The agreement could have immense significance for the country's future given its present challenges.
Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
Timor-Leste’s Personality Politics
February 28, 2018
Timor-Leste’s Personality Politics
After months of political deadlock, an early parliamentary election will shape the future of democracy in the young nation.
Timor-Leste’s Personality Politics
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
February 06, 2018
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
Despite domestic challenges, the country remains one of the few hopeful stories in the region.
Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
Is China's Influence in Timor-Leste Rising?
November 19, 2016
Is China's Influence in Timor-Leste Rising?
While there are indications of Beijing's growing reach, its role needs to be kept in perspective.
Is China's Influence in Timor-Leste Rising?
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
May 24, 2016
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
Ironically, a peaceful transition of power is threatening to undermine democracy in Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
March 02, 2015
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
The country’s new prime minister appeals for unity and unveils some of his plans.
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
An Agenda for East Timor’s New Leadership
February 19, 2015
An Agenda for East Timor’s New Leadership
As a new prime minister takes office, the country faces a host of challenges.
An Agenda for East Timor’s New Leadership
East Timor’s ‘Poet Warrior’ Steps Down
February 11, 2015
East Timor’s ‘Poet Warrior’ Steps Down
Xanana Gusmao has resigned as prime minister.
East Timor’s ‘Poet Warrior’ Steps Down
East Timor's Prime Minister Steps Down
February 07, 2015
East Timor's Prime Minister Steps Down
Xanana Gusmao, the prime minister of East Timor, resigned ahead of a planned government restructuring.
East Timor's Prime Minister Steps Down
Timor-Leste: 
An Unsustainable Nation?
December 23, 2013
Timor-Leste: 
An Unsustainable Nation?
The tiny country should stop blaming conspiracies and improve its governance.
Timor-Leste: 
An Unsustainable Nation?
Mandela Remembered in Southeast Asia
December 09, 2013
Mandela Remembered in Southeast Asia
Leaders across the region weigh in on Mandela’s legacy.
Mandela Remembered in Southeast Asia
Pencak Silat: Violence Prompts East Timor to Ban Local Form of Martial Arts
September 25, 2013
Pencak Silat: Violence Prompts East Timor to Ban Local Form of Martial Arts
In a bid to curb violence, East Timor is cracking down on pencak silat.
Pencak Silat: Violence Prompts East Timor to Ban Local Form of Martial Arts
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief