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Timor-Leste: Stability at What Cost?

Asia Report N°246, 8 May 2013

Timor Leste

Although swelling oil and gas revenues have bought Timor-Leste peace, political empowerment, security reforms and fiscal caution are needed to ensure stability can outlast the boom.

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Timor-Leste: Stability at What Cost?, Asia Report N°246, 8 May 2013

Although swelling oil and gas revenues have bought Timor-Leste peace, political empowerment, security reforms and fiscal caution are needed to ensure stability can outlast the boom.

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Timor-Leste’s Elections: Leaving Behind a Violent Past?, Asia Briefing N°134, 21 Feb 2012

Timor-Leste’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections will be an important step in consolidating the relative stability the country has enjoyed since recovering from the 2006 crisis, but a number of security risks deserve continued attention.

Bahasa Indonesia   Português   português   中文

Timor-Leste’s Veterans: An Unfinished Struggle?, Asia Briefing N°129, 18 Nov 2011

Ten years after the demobilisation of its guerrilla liberation army, Timor-Leste must strike a balance between recognising veterans’ role and promoting strong and independent institutions in order to ensure stability.

Bahasa Indonesia   Português

Timor-Leste: Reconciliation and Return from Indonesia, Asia Briefing N°122, 18 Apr 2011

The return of thousands of former refugees who fled across the border from Timor-Leste to Indonesia after the 1999 referendum should be encouraged by both governments as another step towards deeper reconciliation.

Bahasa Indonesia   Português   中文

Timor-Leste: Time for the UN to Step Back, Asia Briefing N°116, 15 Dec 2010

The size of the policing contingent of the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) should be sharply reduced to prepare for the peace operation’s eventual end and encourage the country to assume full responsibility for ensuring its own security and future stability.

Bahasa Indonesia   português   русский   中文

Managing Land Conflict in Timor-Leste, Asia Briefing N°110, 9 Sep 2010

Measures to resolve land disputes in Timor-Leste must go beyond a draft law on land titling if they are to comprehensively reduce the risks posed, otherwise the law could bring more problems than solutions.

Bahasa Indonesia   Português   中文

Timor-Leste: Oecusse and the Indonesian Border, Asia Briefing Nº104, 20 May 2010

The security threat at Indonesia and Timor-Leste’s shared border has decreased sharply since the latter’s 2002 independence, but failure to finalise agreement on the border and normalise cross-border traffic could allow limited but long-standing local disputes to escalate.

Bahasa Indonesia   Português   中文

Handing Back Responsibility to Timor-Leste’s Police, Asia Report N°180 , 3 Dec 2009

The United Nations should hand over formal control of the Timor-Leste police as soon as possible.

Bahasa Indonesia   Português

Timor-Leste: No Time for Complacency, Asia Briefing N°87, 9 Feb 2009

A year after the near-fatal shooting of President José Ramos-Horta, security in Timor-Leste is strikingly improved.

Português   русский

Timor-Leste’s Displacement Crisis, Asia Report N°148, 31 Mar 2008

The shooting of President José Ramos-Horta in February 2008 underscored the urgency of addressing sources of conflict and violence in Timor-Leste.

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John Virgoe
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Timor-Leste: A State of Insecurity

Neil Campbell
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