Timor-Leste (East Timor) appears to have put the crisis of 2006 behind it. No major outbreaks of violence recurred. The security dividend translated into tangible economic progress. Added to that, the otherwise impoverished, half-island Southeast Asian nation has joined the holders of sovereign funds. Still, macro-development indicators do not give cause for unbridled optimism.
Research Article| February 01 2010
Timor-Leste in 2009: Cup Half Full or Half Empty?
Asian Survey (2010) 50 (1): 235–240.
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Geoffrey C. Gunn; Timor-Leste in 2009: Cup Half Full or Half Empty?. Asian Survey 1 February 2010; 50 (1): 235–240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2010.50.1.235
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