Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste’s deep politics and the enigma of Xanana Gusmao

In 2018, Gusmao's reframing of his modernist vision through a lulik alliance signalled a return to his cultural roots that assisted in regaining his waning charisma.

Living Art under attack in Timor-Leste: Arte Moris

The eviction of the young nation's only art school has shown who holds the real power in Timor-Leste.

The “Timor Crisis” and Dom Bonaventura’s plea for help: Houben’s archival investigations

Recent research reveals a missive from the leader of the single most threatening Timorese uprising against the Portuguese.

30 years after the Santa Cruz massacre: What legacy is left behind?

The story of these youths' contribution to the liberation of their homeland is yet to be fully written.