If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die
by Geoffrey Robinson
Presidential elections in East Timor today should go a way to bridging simmering ethnic and political divisions but are not in themselves a solution to the country's numerous challenges. These can...
The formula East Timor's leaders have for dragging their nation from poverty looks straightforward enough: use the revenues from the country's oil and gas reserves to create a vibrant economy.
A PORTUGUESE gendarmerie force was welcomed last Sunday by crowds in East Timor after arriving to help with international peacekeeping efforts.
East Timor is in an isolated part of Asia, but that is no reason for the region to forget that the young nation exists.
East Timor is on the verge of civil war and only foreign help will prevent the young nation from falling apart.
A Truth and Friendship Commission that begins its work this week may be the closest thing to justice that East Timorese victims of Indonesian military-led violence will ever get.
A report on the future of East Timor by the World Bank has painted a bleak picture of a nation in danger of imploding as it copes with the twin pressures of poverty and corruption.
The government was accused of bullying East Timor and demanding too great a share of contested oil and gas yesterday in a series of television commercials featuring second world war veterans who...
Oil wealth was always expected to play an important role in rebuilding East Timor after independence.
If rhetoric is a guide, Australia has descended from the rank of best friend to big bully in its dealings with East Timor. The immediate issue is where to fix a permanent boundary in the Timor...