[TimorLesteStudies] Fwd: IPRIS Viewpoints 69

Goncalo Carneiro CarneiroG at cardiff.ac.uk
Mon Jul 25 04:24:59 EST 2011

Timor Leste and Woodside: time for take two?

Pedro Seabra

It is not likely that Timor will suddenly back down from its initial 
claims anytime soon. Especially if we take into consideration that the 
2012 elections in Timor Leste are right around the corner and that any 
meaningful concession could politically damage many of the current 
intervening actors. But be that as it may, the cautious reactions to the 
new Woodside leadership by local authorities might indicate a new 
willingness to sit at the table rather than negotiate through rumors, 
leaks and outraged declarations to the media, as both sides have 
frequently done in the past.

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