East Timor: Political Dynamics, Development, and International Involvement

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The situation in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, which is also known as simply Timor-Leste or East Timor, is relatively calm compared with recent periods of political strife and insurrection. That said, some underlying tensions, such as with the security sector, remain to be resolved. Timor-Leste faces many serious challenges as it seeks to establish a stable democracy and develop its economy. A key challenge for East Timor will be to create enough political stability to focus on building state capacity and infrastructure with resources from the Timor Sea and prevent them from being
squandered by corrupt practices.

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Location(s): Timor-Leste - East Timor
Creation Date: June 17, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Margesson, Rhoda

Specialist in International Humanitarian Policy

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Vaughn, Bruce

Specialist in Asian Affairs

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: June 17, 2009
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Timor-Leste - East Timor
Description:

The situation in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, which is also known as simply Timor-Leste or East Timor, is relatively calm compared with recent periods of political strife and insurrection. That said, some underlying tensions, such as with the security sector, remain to be resolved. Timor-Leste faces many serious challenges as it seeks to establish a stable democracy and develop its economy. A key challenge for East Timor will be to create enough political stability to focus on building state capacity and infrastructure with resources from the Timor Sea and prevent them from being
squandered by corrupt practices.

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21 pages.

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