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Timor-Leste’s Costly Oil and Gas Ambitions Grind to a Halt
October 02, 2020

Timor-Leste’s Costly Oil and Gas Ambitions Grind to a Halt

By David Hutt
Despite rumors of potential Chinese involvement, the $18 billion Tasi Mane oil and gas processing project is unlikely to eventuate.

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.
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.

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.

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