Jeffrey Hornung
  • Jeffrey Hornung 
  • By this author: 3 Latest posted: 2016.03.21
Fellow for the Security and Foreign Affairs Program at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. Earned his MA in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and his PhD in political science from George Washington University. He has done research as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Tokyo and has taught at Ohio State University and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. He specializes in security issues, Japanese security and foreign policy, and the United States’ alliances in East Asia. Has written about Japanese security and foreign policy issues for numerous outlets including Asian Security, The Washington Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Diplomat.
Where Is Asia in the US Presidential Debates?2016.03.21

To the average voter, the US presidential campaign is a cacophony of claims, boasts, assertions, and inaccuracies—virtually all of it focused on domestic issues. What is missing from the contenders still on the campaign trail is any informed discussion of the most important region of the world—the Asia-Pacific—and how their administrations would approach the region to promote US interests. The …

Boosting Japan’s “Proactive Contributions to Peace”2015.11.20

Prime Minister Abe Shinzō returned to office in 2012 with a promise to change Japan. Looking at his term thus far and his efforts to strengthen the US-Japan alliance, revise his country’s security policies, and pursue difficult economic reforms, Abe has already proven to be one of Japan’s most transformative premiers. This year, after a speech to Congress and a seventieth anniversary statement mar…

Get Ready: China-Japan Tensions Set to Flare over East China Sea2015.09.10

China has been raising blood pressures for some time over its actions in the South China Sea. From its aggressive advocacy of territorial and jurisdictional claims to its expansive land reclamation activities, there are “serious questions about Chinese intentions,” says Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of United States Pacific Command. However, the attention given to events in the Sout…

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