US-Brunei cooperation in the 2000s: an analysis

Keywords: Southeast Asia, International Relations, Diplomacy, Sultanate, Geopolitics.


The article analyzes the main aspects of relations between the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam, which is located in Southeast Asia, and the United States. The relevance of the study is related to the strengthening of diplomatic ties between different states and the need for a comprehensive analysis of their various aspects. The reason for the study was to explore a relatively new area of diplomatic relations between the United States and Brunei. The scientific value and novelty lie in the complex analysis of relations between the mentioned states during the given historical period. General scientific methods of research were used, and due to the fact that the studied issue is at the junction of several sciences, methods of historical, political science and the study of diplomatic relations were used. The study found that the diplomatic relations of the United States and Brunei are influenced by the geopolitical competition between the United States and China in Southeast Asia, revealing Washington's desire to subordinate the countries of the region to its influence and establish hegemony in opposition to China. For this purpose, the US is trying to find geopolitical allies among the countries of the region, with Brunei being one of them.


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Author Biography

Inna Pidbereznykh, Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University Mykolaiv, Ukraine.

PhD in History, Associate Professor of History Department of History, Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University Mykolaiv, Ukraine.


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How to Cite
Pidbereznykh, I. (2023). US-Brunei cooperation in the 2000s: an analysis. Amazonia Investiga, 12(71), 214-222.
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