Dr. Jeffrey Hornung’s latest article for The Diplomat is “U.S.-Japan: A Pacific Alliance Transformed.”

In the article, Hornung discusses new defense cooperation guidelines which were released during Abe’s recent visit to Washington. Hornung states: “This new document lays out a vision for the alliance that is rooted in bilateralism but is global in scope. Importantly, Japan has emerged as a willing partner in many roles it once considered taboo. Together, this translates into a stronger alliance with broader functions and geographical scope.”

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Dr. Jeffrey Hornung was an associate professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in his paper are his own and not necessarily the views of APCSS, U.S. Pacific Command or the U.S. Government.