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Finding partners: Timor-Leste’s evolving security ties with Southeast Asia

This paper explores how Timor-Leste’s sense of geopolitical vulnerability, as a young democracy in an increasingly rivalrous region—when coupled with a number of pressing domestic imperatives—has played a key role in shaping its strategic outlook.
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Despite the odds: Timor-Leste’s quest to avoid a debt trap dilemma and achieve democratic stability

This paper details how Dilli might opt to confront some of its most sizable challenges—whether in terms of providing sustainable economic growth, pursuing democratic consolidation, or in fending off some of the more predatory trade policies of its larger neighbors.
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Timor Leste, Australia, and Asia’s contested maritime order

The long and complicated history between Timor-Leste and Australia over the Timor Sea offers two salient lessons for contemporary maritime order in Asia.