What Did the ASEAN Defense Meetings in the Philippines Achieve?


Prashanth Parameswaran


The Diplomat


November 2, 2017


Last week, defense ministers from around the region met for the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and the ADMM-Plus in the Philippines, which are held annually and biannually among Southeast Asian states and some other major regional partners. The meetings, along with other bilateral engagements on the sidelines, provided some sense of what the regional defense picture looks like and where it is headed.