Reviving Military Conscription in Timor-Leste.

Military conscription has existed since the 18th to the 20th century. One of the reasons was motivated by regional and global military threats and expansion; for example, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s rule in France, this system was used as the “the nation in arms.” Similarly, in World War I and II and the Cold War era,Continue reading “Reviving Military Conscription in Timor-Leste.”

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Glance-back the tradition of All Souls’ Day: How do we celebrate it in Tutuala?

Sitting outside in my little gazebo, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere and quiet streets of Palapaso, Dili, it evokes my desire to write something about all souls’ day. Not because I feel lonely, nor because everyone going back to the village on vacation and celebrates this special day with their families, but maybe this is alsoContinue reading “Glance-back the tradition of All Souls’ Day: How do we celebrate it in Tutuala?”