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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.

What’s Next for Timor-Leste’s Economy?
October 30, 2018

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

By David Hutt
The country’s state budget has spotlighted how it is dealing with some of the opportunities and challenges in its economic development.
Who Will Be Timor-Leste’s New Prime Minister?
June 15, 2018

Who Will Be Timor-Leste’s New Prime Minister?

By David Hutt
Taur Matan Ruak, rather than Xanana Gusmao, is expected to be appointed the country’s new premier.

Timor-Leste: The Challenges of Democracy and Development
June 01, 2018

Timor-Leste: The Challenges of Democracy and Development

By Jonas Guterres
Timor-Leste needs to exemplify in practice the values preached by its leaders to international audiences.

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 Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia
March 03, 2018

Timor-Leste Gets Needed Boost in New Border Deal With Australia

By Luke Hunt
The agreement could have immense significance for the country's future given its present challenges.
Timor-Leste’s Personality Politics
February 28, 2018

Timor-Leste’s Personality Politics

By Khoo Ying Hooi
After months of political deadlock, an early parliamentary election will shape the future of democracy in the young nation.

Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN
February 06, 2018

Why Timor-Leste Is Still a Model for ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
Despite domestic challenges, the country remains one of the few hopeful stories in the region.

Is China's Influence in Timor-Leste Rising?
November 19, 2016

Is China's Influence in Timor-Leste Rising?

By David Hutt
While there are indications of Beijing's growing reach, its role needs to be kept in perspective.

Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union
May 24, 2016

Timor-Leste's Dangerous Political Union

By Geoffrey Swenson
Ironically, a peaceful transition of power is threatening to undermine democracy in Timor-Leste.
Araújo’s Vision for East Timor
March 02, 2015

Araújo’s Vision for East Timor

By Mong Palatino
The country’s new prime minister appeals for unity and unveils some of his plans.

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