East Timor: Third Tide of Blood

Building a successful state after centuries of colonialism and the destruction wrought by a quarter of a century of foreign occupation is daunting. In East Timor it has been made especially difficult by the political legacy of its 1970’s civil war and the persistence of deep- seated ethnic and regional loyalties.

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