An opinion article by APCSS professor Dr. Jeffrey W. Hornung was published in the Japan Times today.

In “Noda has an SDF moment” , Hornung discusses two major challenges that the prime minister is facing. The include North Korea’s promised missile launch in mid-April and the concern that Iran will block the Straits of Hormuz and it’s impact to Japan.

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Dr. Jeffrey Hornung came to the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in September 2010 as an associate professor. His area of expertise includes East Asian security issues, primarily those related to Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance. His interests at APCSS focus on maritime security.


The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.