Jeffrey Hornung

Managing the U.S.-Japan Alliance: An Examination of Structural Linkages in the Security Relationship

Author: Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung

Recent changes on both sides of the Pacific Ocean have helped make the U.S.-Japan alliance the strongest it has ever been. This report explores the structural linkages in the U.S.-Japan alliance among the institutional actors—both policy and operational—that communicate and coordinate with one another.

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The U.S. Military Laydown On Guam: Progress Amid Challenges

Author: Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung

In the coming years, Guam is set to take in five thousand U.S. troops from Okinawa, a move which has been called the largest project ever undertaken by the Department of Defense. This report focuses on the transfer of troops to Guam from the policy-level, addressing the history and challenges of the move, issues at stake, and local community concerns.

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With challenges, Trump administration also brings opportunities for U.S.-Japan relations

Author: Dr. Jeffrey Hornung

Categories: In the News

While there is no doubt that a Trump administration will bring a new set of challenges to the U.S.-Japan alliance, so does every new administration. What is missing from the current debate is a consideration of the opportunities a Trump administration could bring.

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Japan’s golden opportunity to play a larger regional role

Author: Dr. Jeffrey Hornung

Categories: In the News

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s overtures to China, hostility to the U.S. and lavish praise of Japan have certainly raised some eyebrows. Yet, as surprising as his rhetoric has been, there is no reason to be overly concerned at this juncture. The fissure that has opened between Manila and Washington has given Tokyo an opportunity to play a larger regional role.

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