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Michael Leach

Commentary

A return to belligerent democracy?

The political stalemate in Timor-Leste has three possible outcomes. Michael Leach explains.
Commentary

Bridging the Timor gap

A surprise agreement in the Timor Sea boundary dispute vindicates Timor-Leste’s strategy. Michael Leach explains.
Report

The emergent middle classes in Timor-Leste and Melanesia: conceptual issues and developmental significance

The concept of an emerging middle class provides a useful entry point for understanding significant developmental and political transformations in Timor-Leste and Melanesia and is important for informing development policies. Overview The emergence of a middle class has been identified as an important factor driving...
Commentary

Turbulence in the Timor Sea

Australia could benefit too from a renegotiation of the maritime boundary, writes Michael Leach