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COVID-19 Breaches Last Southeast Asian Bastions
August 11, 2021

COVID-19 Breaches Last Southeast Asian Bastions

By Sebastian Strangio
Brunei breaks its 15-month coronavirus-free streak, while Timor-Leste reports the arrival of the contagious Delta variant.

ASEAN Ministers Pick Brunei Diplomat as Envoy to Myanmar
August 04, 2021

ASEAN Ministers Pick Brunei Diplomat as Envoy to Myanmar

By Jim Gomez and Eileen Ng
After three months of deadlock, the Southeast Asian bloc finally settled on a candidate.
Brunei’s Hidden Economic Crisis
June 29, 2021

Brunei’s Hidden Economic Crisis

By Asif Ullah Khan
Economic pressures and household debt are taking a toll on the Sultanate's population.

What Does Brunei’s New Defense White Paper Reveal About Its Future Security Outlook?
June 28, 2021

What Does Brunei’s New Defense White Paper Reveal About Its Future Security Outlook?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The document offers a sense of the country’s ongoing thinking in the defense space and how it fits in with broader domestic and foreign policy priorities.

How Brunei Beat COVID-19
June 22, 2020

How Brunei Beat COVID-19

By Austin Bodetti
The small Southeast Asian sultanate is one of the few countries to avoid a massive surge in cases and deaths.

First Submarine Visit Highlights Australia-Brunei Defense Ties
March 10, 2020

First Submarine Visit Highlights Australia-Brunei Defense Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction highlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to develop the defense aspect of their relationship.

Brunei: Spoiled Subjects of the Sultan
February 11, 2020

Brunei: Spoiled Subjects of the Sultan

By Robert Bociaga
Life in one of the world's last absolute monarchies.
Brunei: When Sharia Meets Social Media
May 02, 2019

Brunei: When Sharia Meets Social Media

By Asif Ullah Khan
The Sultanate’s Sharia law sparked criticism abroad – and at home, where dissent is not often tolerated.

Brunei: Huawei’s Foothold in Southeast Asia
April 03, 2019

Brunei: Huawei’s Foothold in Southeast Asia

By Austin Bodetti
Huawei’s already substantial presence in the sultanate is likely to extend to building Brunei’s 5G network.

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