The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

by Kurt Leffler, Penghong Cai, Ken Jimbo, Udai Bhanu Singh, See Seng Tan, Siew-Mun Tang, Brendan Taylor, Victor Sumsky, and David Capie
July 27, 2016

This Asia Policy roundtable examines the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) from the perspectives of ASEAN and the eight Plus countries—Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

The ADMM-Plus: Regionalism That Works?
See Seng Tan

ASEAN and the ADMM-Plus: Balancing between Strategic Imperatives and Functionality
Siew Mun Tang

A Pragmatic Partner: Australia and the ADMM-Plus
Brendan Taylor

ASEAN’s Defense Diplomacy and China’s Military Diplomacy
Penghong Cai

The Significance of the ADMM-Plus: A Perspective from India
Udai Bhanu Singh

Anchoring Diversified Security Cooperation in the ADMM-Plus: A Japanese Perspective
Ken Jimbo

New Zealand’s Interests in the ADMM-Plus: Multilateralism, Practical Cooperation, and a Rules-Based Regional Order
David Capie

A Russian Perspective on the Relevance and Challenges of the ADMM-Plus
Victor Sumsky

A South Korean Perspective on the Potential Contributions and Limitations of the ADMM-Plus
Lee Jaehyon

The ADMM-Plus and the U.S. Department of Defense: Beyond the “Talk Shop” Paradigm
Kurt Leffler


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