Timor-Leste

The Leaderboard: Rui Araujo

Who is he? Rui Araujo is a leading member of Timor-Leste’s opposition Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) party and an adviser in the Finance Ministry. He was health minister from 2001 to 2007 and also served as…

By the Numbers: Surveying Southeast Asia

Several surveys were released in recent weeks assessing aspects of governance, security, and quality of life worldwide, including Transparency International’s Corruptions Perception index, the Clean Air Asia Report, and the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law index. We have summarized…

ASEAN’s Time to Invest in Timor-Leste

By Liam Hanlon As Brunei assumes ASEAN’s chairmanship for 2013, one major question it faces is Timor-Leste’s bid for membership in the group. Despite some ASEAN members’ previous resistance to Timor-Leste’s entrance, the country’s sustained political and economic development over…

The Leaderboard: Xanana Gusmão

The Leaderboard profiles the people behind the policies of the Asia-Pacific. This post features Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Who is he? Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão is the current prime minister of Timor-Leste. He is…