Posted by: Andi Arsana | June 17, 2007

Settling Maritime Boudaries

I Made Andi Arsana, Asian Surveying and Mapping, 13 June 2007

East Timor, the youngest country in the world, celebrated the fifth anniversary of its independence from Indonesia on 20 May. It is a country of tremendous challenges — it is one of the poorest in the world — but it is also one with great hopes for the future.

In recent elections, the Timorese voted Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta as the country’s new president. Among his most urgent tasks: fighting poverty. In particular, he needs to ensure access to the revenues that will flow from the oil-rich seabed of the Timor Sea. More…


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