The case of Timor-Leste proves once again how petroleum dependency turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing.
Money has been pouring into Timor-Leste, but it has not translated into meaningful development.
Noam Chomsky replies to Ian Williams on Kosovo and East Timor.
The United States is often, but not always, wrong, and its enemies are sometimes, but not always, right.
Jakarta wants weapons. Lots of them. And the United States is happy to oblige.
The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia’s human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.
Prodded in part by the Bush administration, the UN withdrew from East Timor too early. After several months of violence convulsed the island nation, the UN and the United States now have a second chance to get it right.