KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: East Timor June 2022

East Timor

Although China tends to be the biggest bugbear for Pacific nations, curiously East Timor’s bete noire as things stand is Australia, which is not generally thought of as such. There has been bad blood between the two ever since 1999 when Australia sent troops into East Timor, officially as ‘peacekeepers’ against Indonesian militias but in reality perceived as the first steps of extending Australian hegemony over the…
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