Twenty years after gaining independence, following a violent exit from Indonesian rule that succeeded centuries of Portuguese imperial neglect, Asia’s youngest country is thriving in some ways and struggling in others. Its democracy is vibrant, yet power remains in the hands of an aging cohort of former anticolonial fighters. Rich oil and gas deposits have funded a growing state budget, but there are not enough jobs for the youthful population.
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Research Article| September 01 2022
A Season of Youth in Timor-Leste
Current History (2022) 121 (836): 231–236.
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Douglas Kammen; A Season of Youth in Timor-Leste. Current History 1 September 2022; 121 (836): 231–236. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2022.121.836.231
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