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Robert Farley

Robert Farley

Robert Farley is a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

His work includes military doctrine, national security, and maritime affairs.

He is author of The Battleship Book.

He blogs at Lawyers, Guns and Money and Information Dissemination, and can be found on twitter at @drfarls.

With TPP's Demise, What Happens to US Intellectual Property Rights Abroad?
November 30, 2016
With TPP's Demise, What Happens to US Intellectual Property Rights Abroad?
With TPP set to wither away, U.S. corporations will have to recalculate on intellectual property protections abroad.
With TPP's Demise, What Happens to US Intellectual Property Rights Abroad?
A US Navy With 350 Ships... But What For?
November 22, 2016
A US Navy With 350 Ships... But What For?
What would the United States use 350 ships for if not its obligations to global order?
A US Navy With 350 Ships... But What For?
Imagining the American Foreign Service Under Donald Trump
November 11, 2016
Imagining the American Foreign Service Under Donald Trump
How will the professional U.S. diplomatic corps handle a Trump presidency?
Imagining the American Foreign Service Under Donald Trump
Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
November 07, 2016
Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
It looks as if China will shortly join the Big Amphib Club.
Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
October 29, 2016
Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
What does the People's Liberation Army Navy have in store for the Type 055?
Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
Could India's <em>Arihant</em>-class SSBN Lead to Strategic Instability in South Asia?
October 24, 2016
Could India's Arihant-class SSBN Lead to Strategic Instability in South Asia?
Are India's deterrent needs served appropriately with the Arihant-class?
Could India's Arihant-class SSBN Lead to Strategic Instability in South Asia?
What Defense Hardware Could the Philippines Even Buy From Russia or China?
October 14, 2016
What Defense Hardware Could the Philippines Even Buy From Russia or China?
What can the Philippines' new government realistically purchase from China and Russia?
What Defense Hardware Could the Philippines Even Buy From Russia or China?
A2/AD Is Dead, Long Live A2/AD
October 11, 2016
A2/AD Is Dead, Long Live A2/AD
Has one of our favorite buzzwords died?
A2/AD Is Dead, Long Live A2/AD
Why the Korean War Remained Limited
October 04, 2016
Why the Korean War Remained Limited
How do states evaluate their commitments during wartime?
Why the Korean War Remained Limited
A Raider and His 'Little Buddy': Which Fighter Will Accompany the USAF's B-21?
September 24, 2016
A Raider and His 'Little Buddy': Which Fighter Will Accompany the USAF's B-21?
The B-21 has a name, but what it doesn't have is a fighter to accompany it on long-range strike missions.
A Raider and His 'Little Buddy': Which Fighter Will Accompany the USAF's B-21?
Is the 'Rules Based Order' Worth Keeping Up?
September 15, 2016
Is the 'Rules Based Order' Worth Keeping Up?
How large are the stakes for the United States in sustaining the current global order?
Is the 'Rules Based Order' Worth Keeping Up?
How the Rules-Based Order <em>Really</em> Works in Asia
September 12, 2016
How the Rules-Based Order Really Works in Asia
Successful cooperation against common challenges requires regional inclusion.
How the Rules-Based Order Really Works in Asia
How Flexible Are US Counter-A2/AD Systems Anyway?
September 01, 2016
How Flexible Are US Counter-A2/AD Systems Anyway?
Let's think about some of the procurement options available to Washington.
How Flexible Are US Counter-A2/AD Systems Anyway?
Don't Be Too Sure About a Stalemated US-China Military Balance
August 29, 2016
Don't Be Too Sure About a Stalemated US-China Military Balance
There are reasons to believe that the United States will maintain a qualitative technological edge.
Don't Be Too Sure About a Stalemated US-China Military Balance
Are the United States and China Condemned to a Military Stalemate?
August 25, 2016
Are the United States and China Condemned to a Military Stalemate?
A new article posits a technology-heavy analysis of the future of the U.S.-China military balance.
Are the United States and China Condemned to a Military Stalemate?
How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
August 11, 2016
How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
U.S. aerial bombs did little to further overall strategic objectives.
How US Aerial Bombing During the Vietnam War Backfired
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
August 04, 2016
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
Taipei and Moscow kept their relationship quiet for the duration of the Cold War.
Revealed: Chiang Kai-shek's Secret Overtures to the Soviet Union
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
August 01, 2016
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
1944’s Battle of Philippine Sea holds some interesting lessons for how we think about military power.
The Strategic Lessons of 1944's Battle of the Philippine Sea
Major League Baseball: Meet Japan's All-Time "Hit King"
July 25, 2016
Major League Baseball: Meet Japan's All-Time "Hit King"
Ichiro Suzuki fully deserves his place in the firmament of baseball stars.
Major League Baseball: Meet Japan's All-Time "Hit King"
Could It Make Sense for India to Opt for a Russian Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?
July 18, 2016
Could It Make Sense for India to Opt for a Russian Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?
India can keep an open mind, but the Russian carrier option probably won't be attractive.
Could It Make Sense for India to Opt for a Russian Nuclear Aircraft Carrier?
Israel's Interests in a Closer Relationship With India
July 11, 2016
Israel's Interests in a Closer Relationship With India
What does Israel have to gain from closer ties with New Delhi?
Israel's Interests in a Closer Relationship With India
South Korea's Shipbuilding Crisis
June 29, 2016
South Korea's Shipbuilding Crisis
Can the South Korean state arrest what looks to be an imminent crisis in the shipbuilding industry?
South Korea's Shipbuilding Crisis
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
June 28, 2016
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
What did North Korea and Guyana want of each other during the height of the Cold War?
A Strange Cold War Partnership: North Korea and Guyana
The US Congress Just Lost a Big Asia Defense Wonk. That's a Shame
June 16, 2016
The US Congress Just Lost a Big Asia Defense Wonk. That's a Shame
Rep. Randy Forbes lost his congressional seat, depriving the U.S. House of Representatives of a defense stalwart.
The US Congress Just Lost a Big Asia Defense Wonk. That's a Shame
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