After changing government in 2007, the people of Timor-Leste have again voted strategically, to focus their vote on the major parties.
For the leader of a country that has an often troubled history of bilateral relations, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's visit to Australia is aimed at addressing domestic concerns and less about assuaging Australia's interests.
The Indonesian government’s attempt to initiate dialogue with West Papuan independence activists has declined into farce, following the shooting on June 14 of key West Papuan leader Mako Tabuni.
PNG’s democratic process has been critically, perhaps fatally, wounded.
On Sunday, East Timor will celebrate 10 years of independence. As a nation born from the ashes of destruction, its first decade has been marked by problems and set-backs.
What should have been a brief exchange of pleasantries turned into a diplomatic disaster when Julie Bishop outlined the opposition’s policy on "sending back" asylum seeker boats to Indonesia.
Indonesia’s province of Aceh went to the polls yesterday, in what has been a bitterly contested election for the position of governor.
The main commonality between Lu-Olo and Ruak is that they are both "generation of '75" veterans of Timor-Leste’s long guerilla struggle for independence.