ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Opinion

The outsized implications of East Timor's presidential election

Ramos Horta victory will likely help Beijing secure another regional foothold

| East Timor
Jose Ramos Horta speaks to supporters during a campaign rally in Dili on March 15: Ramos-Horta's pro-China tilt may make East Timor more vulnerable to great power competition.   © AP

Parker Novak is a U.S.-based government affairs professional and former East Timor and Indonesia director for the International Republican Institute; Jack Mullan is a Singapore-based risk analyst and founder of a regional markets consulting firm operating in East Timor.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more