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Jeffrey W. Hornung

Based in Washington, Jeffrey W. Hornung is a political scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. He specializes in Japanese security and foreign policies, East Asian security issues, maritime security, and U.S. foreign and defense policies in the Asia-Pacific region, including its security alliance.

What Abe Leaves Behind

The security issues facing Japan remain unchanged. Abe's likely successor, Yoshihide Suga, may be forced to confront them on his very first day.


Does Japan Need an Aircraft Carrier?

A floating air base would help defend far-flung islands under Chinese pressure, but at a cost.


Japan Needs Long-Range Strike Capabilities

Ballistic-missile defense systems alone can’t ward off regional threats. Tokyo needs firepower to deter its enemies.