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%T Osttimor in der Krise
%A Schmitz, Manuel
%J Südostasien aktuell : journal of current Southeast Asian affairs
%N 4
%P 35-45
%V 25
%D 2006
%@ 0722-8821
%> https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-337138
%X After East Timor was hailed as a success story of nation-building in the twenty-first century
the country descended into chaos and turmoil in the recent months. Since the end of April
different factions of the security forces are fighting each other and communal violence
is plaguing the capital Dili. In response to this outbreak of violence the government of
Timor-Leste had to call for international military help. This article provides an overview
of the recent events from February to mid-June 2006. It argues that the main reasons
behind the current crisis lie in a failed recruitment policy of army and police personnel,
an inappropriate crisis-management of the national government, a damaging dispute over
historical merits between people from the west and the east of the country, and a common
discontent among many Timorese with the development process after independence.
Furthermore, there is a power struggle within the government, aggravating the crisis.
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%9 Zeitschriftenartikel
%W GESIS - http://www.gesis.org
%~ SSOAR - http://www.ssoar.info