Timor: How High A Price?

Economic pressure could threaten Indonesia's recovery--and its fledgling attempt at democracy

At first, the long, bloody saga of East Timor seemed to be on the verge of ending well. But now, rampaging militia, armed by the Indonesian military, refuse to accept the outcome of an overwhelming vote for independence. Hundreds are dead, hundreds of thousands more are fleeing. And the anguished international community is wondering how a peaceful polling day deteriorated so terrifyingly, so fast. But even more, they're wondering what to do about it.

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