FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — East Timor appears ready to roll the dice in its dispute with Woodside Petroleum over construction of a liquefied natural gas plant. If East Timor’s move backfires, it could potentially spoil its resource sharing agreements in the Timor Sea with Australia, redraw maritime boundaries and cast doubts over the ability of East Timor’s capital city of Dili to keep its word.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Former resistance leader and head of the National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction (CNRT), the charismatic Xanana Gusmao, will again lead East Timor with officials confirming he won more than 36 percent of the […]
FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — Chrissy Amphlett, Australian former lead singer of the rock band Divinyls, passed away yesterday morning in New York where she lived with her husband and former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton. […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — “All terrorism is theater. All counter-terrorism is theater.” So spoke Dr. Anne-Azza Aly, a counter terrorism expert at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, Monday night on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Q&A (known as […]