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East Timor

Fighting corruption with spiritual power in East Timor

Support for the KHUNTO party springs from pockets of deep resentment towards the post-independence elite.

East Timor’s “Red Rosa”

A look back at Rosa "Muki" Bonaparte Soares' life of anti-colonialism and feminism, cut short by Indonesian occupation.

Election impressions from Timor-Leste

An annotated photo essay on what makes Timorese election campaigning distinctive.

Women and power in Timor’s elections

Quotas guarantee high levels of female representation in parliament. But patronage, and thus political power, remains decidedly in male hands.

Unlocking Timor-Leste’s road to ASEAN

Why ASEAN should open the door to Dili.

A sunset for Greater Sunrise?

Terminated treaties and a standoff in the Timor Sea.

Setting the record straight 

Remembering the decades-long struggle for East Timor's independence.

Time to draw the line

Why Australia must meet Timor-Leste halfway over their disputed sea border.

Time running out for Timor-Leste

Will UN conciliation end the Timor Sea dispute?

‘What a piece of work is a man!’

Timor-Leste's fierce independence fighter and long-time leader, Xanana Gusmao, at 70.

Muzzling Timor’s media

Freedom of the press is under threat with case against local reporter.

Spectre of the past

Tortured Timor still bears wounds 40 years after Indonesia’s invasion.

Civilization at what cost?

Marking 500 years of Portuguese presence in East Timor.

Independence and interventions

Australia’s 1999 mission to East Timor and lessons for today.

The changing face of Xanana Gusmao

It's time to re-examine the myth surrounding the Xanana Gusmao, write Angie Bexley and Maj Nygaard-Christensen.

The Lost Leadership of Timor Leste

Xanana Gusm├гo’s ongoing reign continues to undercut a generation of young leaders