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Susan Marx

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Timor-Leste Parliamentary Election: Resistance Credentials Likely to Dominate

June 28, 2017


On July 22, Timorese will once again cast their vote in the country’s fourth parliamentary election since independence from Indonesia in 1999. With the March presidential election now almost a distant memory, all eyes are on the hotly contested parliamentary election. It is interesting to note that despite all the news and controversy surround… Read more

Aerial view of Dili, with Asia Foundation 25 years logo. 

In Photos: The Asia Foundation Marks 25 Years in Timor-Leste

June 14, 2017


On June 9, The Asia Foundation marked its 25th anniversary in Timor-Leste with a special celebration, including dance and musical performances, a food and art fair, and special tributes by local and international dignitaries, including the Australian Ambassador to Timor-Leste and the Commander for Community-Oriented Policing of the National Police… Read more

Aerial view of Dili, with Asia Foundation 25 years logo. 

The Asia Foundation – 25 Years in Timor-Leste

June 13, 2017

The Asia Foundation celebrates 25 years of dedicated work in Timor-Leste. Since 1992, the Foundation has worked alongside partners in the government, civil society, media, academia, and community groups to achieve the ambitious goals of this great country.


Timor-Leste Elections 2017: More of the Same?

March 15, 2017


Politics in Timor-Leste is always engaging and colorful, and the lead-up to the 2017 presidential election on March 20 is no exception. With campaigning in full swing, the Timorese variety of consensus politics is on full display. It is a common site these days to see campaign event-bound trucks loaded with supporters of two former opposition parti… Read more


The Power of the Political Voice: Women as Voters, Candidates and Activists

San Francisco, Wednesday, March 22, 2017


6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Registration begins at 6:00 pm World Affairs Auditorium 312 Sutter Street, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA A new spirit of advocacy to elevate women’s political voice—as voters, candidates, and leaders—is being felt worldwide, and especially so across Asia. With a number of elections taking place in 2017 in the region, women’s leaders… Read more