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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