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Indonesia restores military ties with Australia after latest neighbourly dispute

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Indonesian military Chief Gatot Nurmantyo talks to reporters in the Indonesian capitals Jakarta on January 5. Beawiharta/Reuters Yohanes Sulaiman, Un...

Understanding the Fidels of the World requires Empathy-based Nuance: Embrace and Teach It

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

This piece was originally published by ergo In 2006, during my junior year in high school, I had a research assignment in my honors Spanish class whe...

Jordan -- An Oasis In A Turbulent World

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.21.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

Last week I visited Jordan as guest of Prince Ali Bin Hussein and his wife, Princess Rym Brahimi Ali. Prince Ali is the third son of King Hussein, and half-brother of King Abdullah II. He is a member of the Hashemite family, which traces their ancestry directly to the prophet Muhammad.

Time to Protect Our Common Home

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.08.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

Climate finance stands at the core of the concerns for the most vulnerable countries, which being very minor emitters are already suffering the most from other's emissions. Climate finance also needs to be based on fundamental economic principles, like the polluter-pays-principle (PPP).

Commemorating Timorese Independence and Meeting Xanana Gusmão: A Photo-essay

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Atif Choudhury

I have only been in Timor-Leste for three months, yet it has been an unimaginably eventful time here. From attending three thrilling World Cup qualif...

Saudi vs.Team Timor: Space Jam Soccer Edition

Atif Choudhury | Posted 11.18.2016 | Sports
Atif Choudhury

For the last two months, I have had the life-changing opportunity to live and work in the beautiful nation of Timor-Leste. This has been especially exciting as an avid soccer fan.

Opening the Books on the Cold War

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.09.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The Broncos, widely used in the Vietnam war, were delivered to Indonesia in 1977-1978, when the slaughter of the Timorese civilian population was at its worst. Torture and mass executions were commonplace. Political prisoners were dropped live from helicopters; entire villages purposely starved to death and more. Most Americans are little aware of either of these events.

Timor-Leste's Judicial Lurch Could Worsen Domestic-Violence Trauma

Kyle Knight | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Kyle Knight

Timor-Leste's efforts to reduce the prevalence of domestic gender-based violence through criminalization and prosecution, already hampered by a general lack of trust in the formal court system, have suffered a fresh setback with the enforced departure of 11 foreign judicial staff who had played a key role in delivering justice.

The Voices of Inclusion and Peace: Missing From the Conversation?

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Desmond Tutu

Bringing a country or a region out of conflict has taken leaders coming from the ground up, not leaders installed by a super power to serve its economic interests. There is one word today that such leaders seem to understand, repeat, and live by that seems to separate their successes from failures elsewhere. The word is inclusion.

Ebola Is Not Just West Africa's Crisis

Xanana Gusmao | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Xanana Gusmao

This is an emergency of enormous scale, and we all have a moral obligation to stand shoulder to shoulder to ensure its swift conclusion. Especially, as we see time and again, it is the poorest and most vulnerable that are most at risk.

New Zealand: Time for a Small Country on the UN Security Council

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
José Ramos-Horta

In these incredibly challenging times in the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia, the world needs small countries with New Zealand's record to be sitting in the UN Security Council. And it is important for other small UN member states to see New Zealand win and know that the UN Security Council is accessible for them too.

Pop-up Politics: East Timor's Struggle for Stability and security

Kyle Knight | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Timor-Leste's current stability could be undermined by a sharp decline in oil revenues and leadership challenges if the country's first president and current prime minister Xanana Gusmão steps down later this year as announced.

Stunting Stalls in Timor-Leste, Exposing 'Human Infrastructure' Investment Gap

Kyle Knight | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

A 2013 UNICEF report listed Timor-Leste as having the highest percentage of children under five who are moderately or severely stunted in the world, matched only by Burundi.

Mobile Courts Take Justice on the Road in Timor-Leste

Kyle Knight | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Kyle Knight

Taking judicial proceedings to rural areas of Timor-Leste with "mobile courts" is increasing citizens' access to justice as the young country builds its government from the ground up, experts and practitioners say.

Inside Timor-Leste

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

Pizza With an Icon -- Don't Miss

Mary Wald | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Wald

The days are gone where a few people make the decision on what airs on a handful of television stations. The Internet has equalized media production. Today you can make it happen with passion of purpose, networks, and a touch of magic. S

Amidst Typhoons and Climate Change, U.S. Spying Network Shows Contempt for Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Despite mounting evidence that global warming is leading to devastating environmental disasters in the Pacific region, the U.S. and its partners are suspicious of climate change advocates. Rather brazenly, Washington and its Pacific allies spy on those who are intent on reining in global warming.

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

Rohingya: The Obligation of Refuge

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

Today, I plead with President Taur Matan Ruak and Prime Minister Xanana to let these unwanted, persecuted people stay in our country. Surely, we can share our bamboo roof, a loaf of bread, a plate of rice, cassava, some coconut water with our fellow brothers and sisters from Myanmar.

Independence for Papua a Futile Goal

William J. Furney | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
William J. Furney

Why does the Indonesian government protect Papua?: it is where the largest gold mine in the world is located, the Grasberg mine operated by the American firm Freeport-McRoRan, an annual billion-dollar generator of income for the state coffers.

2012's Sleeper Story: Success in Timor-Leste

Peter Yeo | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Peter Yeo

As we look back on 2012's deadly global turmoil in places like Syria, and towards growing conflicts like Mali, Timor-Leste is the year's sleeper success story.

I'm With Stupid: The Fiscal Benefits of Swapping Idaho for Samoa

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As of this writing, people in all 50 states had filed requests to secede from the union in the wake of the presidential election, and I have to say I ...

Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The tragedy of Benghazi and riots in Yemen do not signal the end of the Arab Spring. Nor is it an indication of any "failed policies," any more than it is justification for the shameful practice of political candidates in the US attempting to make points from a US Ambassador's death.

LOOK: Photo Of Hillary Watching Bill Goes Viral

Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton may have been halfway around the world, but that didn't stop the secretary of state from watching her husband, Bill Clinton, deliver h...

Asia Should Lead in Sustainable Development

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
José Ramos-Horta

Rather than attempting to forge the one agreement that will change the course of the world, or being satisfied with one without much substance, it may be more realistic, practical and effective to think on a regional level.