Archive for the ‘Timor Leste’ Category

Timor-Leste’s Economic Make-or-Break Moment

Via The Diplomat, an article on Timor Leste’s urgent efforts to diversify its economy: Since the restoration of its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made tremendous progress in social capital (education and health), infrastructure (electricity and telecommunication), and in institutional frameworks such as security, defense and foreign affairs. To cite some figures, in the health […]

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Timor-Leste Pipe Dreams: After Compulsory Conciliation, What Comes Next?

Via Future Directions International, an article on how, aAlthough the Australia and Timor-Leste Maritime Boundary Agreement has been ratified, the development of the Greater Sunrise hydrocarbon field remains just a “pipe dream”: Key Points The Greater Sunrise hydrocarbon field straddles an international maritime boundary between Australia and Timor-Leste, which was delimited via the process of […]

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East Timor : From Democratic Success to Failed Petro-State

Via Asia Nikkei, commentary on how East Timor went from democratic success to failed petro-state: “Like Bali before the tourism boom.” That is how I described East Timor — a young country brimming with hope — when I first arrived there to work as a correspondent in 2009. The factional violence of 2006-2008 had finally ended and […]

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COVID-19 Wipes Out East Timor’s Dreams of Oil and Gas Riches

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on Timor Leste: COVID-19 and the global collapse in oil and gas prices appear to have put the final nail into the coffin of East Timor’s long-held dream to create a domestic petroleum industry that would end its dependence on foreign aid and secure its viability as a sovereign state. […]

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