Brunei is a minor power in Asia.
Its overall score has remained unchanged over the past year.
Brunei performs best in the resilience measure, where it places 15th. This reflects its internal stability and favourable but declining energy trade balance. Its lowest ranking is in the military capability measure, coming in at 22nd place.
Brunei exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score. While Brunei is a net underachiever in Asia, its negative power gap improved in 2020.
Read more analysis in the Key Findings report. Explore further results in the Scores section.
A country’s weighted average across eight measures of power