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March 10, 2015

Politics and Government
east timor-Rui-Maria-Araujo Some Goals for Timor-Leste’s New Prime Minister

In February, Xanana Gusmao, Timor-Leste’s prime minister and by far its leading national figure, stepped down. In a decision that would be unthinkable in many countries, he gave way to allow a member…

March 13, 2012

Asia
A youth pastes stickers of Timor-Leste's presidential candidate and former military commander Taur Matan Ruak on his face during a campaign rally in Dili March 10, 2012. Timor-Leste’s Tenth Anniversary

A fine overview in The Economist this week outlines the challenges facing Timor-Leste this month, on the tenth anniversary of it becoming an independent state. On the surface, Dili and other parts of…