Abdul Hai bin Haji Julay

hai.julay@ubd.edu.bn

Lecturer, Academy of Brunei Studies

          

Abdul Hai Julay holds a BA (Hons) in Brunei Studies from Universiti Brunei Darussalam and an MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan in Niigata. He currently teaches a range of modules in the Academy of Brunei Studies, where he is based, ranging from Melayu Islam Beraja, Non-governmental organizations in Brunei Darussalam, Brunei politics, Brunei foreign policy, and Research Method. He is also the Academy of Brunei’s coordinator for final year research projects and supervises a number of graduate and undergraduate students on various topics. Currently, he is working on environmental issues particularly on Brunei Environmental Civic Culture and NGOs' participations, foreign policy and diplomacy.

EDUCATION

BA (Hons) in Brunei Studies from Universiti Brunei Darussalam;
MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan in Niigata

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Brunei's Foreign Policy specifically on diplomacy, bilateral and multilateral cooperations, Brunei's Politics and System, Environmental Civic Culture and NGOs and ASEAN

FUTURE PROJECTS

2. UBD, Title: Brunei’s pragmatic development focused international relations, (with Principal Investigator, Dr Stephen C Druce).

While multilateral relations through membership of international bodies, such as the UN, ASEAN, OIC, have aided Brunei’s success as small state on the international arena, bilateral ties and pragmatism have been the most evident and productive methods employed by Brunei in international relations and foreign policy. This pragmatism has been particularly evident since the early 1990’s when Brunei began to break with a ‘colonialist’ policy and established bilateral ties based on economic partnerships that were linked to the need to diversify its economy, particularly with the Northeast Asian counties of China, Japan and South Korea. In recent years, a major economic partnership has been developed with China. The idea of pragmatism together ‘non-interference’ and ‘neutrality’ have also influenced Brunei foreign policy in relation to successfully resolving potential conflicts and overlapping territorial claims or disputes. The main aim of the proposed research is to explore the role of pragmatism in Brunei’s international relations and foreign policy, particularly in relation to economic partnerships and diversification and how this relates to Brunei’s 2035 vision, and the possible future implications this may have for the country both regionally and internationally.


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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. A Short History of Brunei Darussalam from early times until present’ (2018). In the Belt and road Country Profiles (Brunei Darussalam). Dalian: Dalian Maritime University Press (with Dr Stephen C Druce).

2. Thirty Years of Brunei Diplomacy: ‘An overview’ (2018). In the Belt and road Country Profiles (Brunei Darussalam). Dalian: Dalian Maritime University Press (with Dr Stephen C Druce).

3. An overview of "Brunei-China Relations Towards Enhancing Objective Well-Being and Sustainability: A case study on Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor in the Proceeding The 3rd China-ASEAN Ethnic Cultural Forum 2018, Nanning, China.

4. The road to Brunei’s economic diversification: Contemporary Brunei-China relations (2019). In “China and Southeast Asia in the Xi Jinping Era: An Edited Collection, ed. Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim, Lexington Books: United Kingdom. (with Dr Stephen Druce).

5. An overview of "Brunei-China Relations Towards Enhancing Objective Well-Being and Sustainability: A case study on Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor Presented The 3rd China-ASEAN Ethnic Cultural Forum 13-15 April 2018, Nanning, China.

6. An Overview of Pragmatic Decisions Towards Developing Environment Citizens in Brunei After the Post-Third Wave of Democratization, Presented in the International Conference on Politics and International Studies,30-31 October 2018, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. A Short History of Brunei Darussalam from early times until present’ (2018). In the Belt and road Country Profiles (Brunei Darussalam). Dalian: Dalian Maritime University Press (with Dr Stephen C Druce).

2. Thirty Years of Brunei Diplomacy: ‘An overview’ (2018). In the Belt and road Country Profiles (Brunei Darussalam). Dalian: Dalian Maritime University Press (with Dr Stephen C Druce).

3. An overview of "Brunei-China Relations Towards Enhancing Objective Well-Being and Sustainability: A case study on Brunei-Guangxi Economic Corridor in the Proceeding The 3rd China-ASEAN Ethnic Cultural Forum 2018, Nanning, China.

4. The road to Brunei’s economic diversification: Contemporary Brunei-China relations (2019). In “China and Southeast Asia in the Xi Jinping Era: An Edited Collection, ed. Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim, Lexington Books: United Kingdom. (with Dr Stephen Druce).