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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.

How Does Industrial Espionage Affect Economic Growth?
January 15, 2017
How Does Industrial Espionage Affect Economic Growth?
A new economic paper argues that industrial espionage works.
How Does Industrial Espionage Affect Economic Growth?
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
January 08, 2017
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
Vietnam's strategic turn toward the South China Sea presents a series of challenges for the country's defense planners.
Why Vietnam Has Turned Its Strategic Attention to the Sea
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
January 05, 2017
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
“Optionality” may someday become one of the buzzwords that we simultaneously bemoan and find useful.
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
Is This What the Pentagon's 'Third Offset' Has Been Missing All Along?
December 30, 2016
Is This What the Pentagon's 'Third Offset' Has Been Missing All Along?
Have changes to the U.S. industrial and technological sector posed new challenges for defense procurement?
Is This What the Pentagon's 'Third Offset' Has Been Missing All Along?
Just How Wide-Reaching Are China's Economic Espionage Efforts?
December 13, 2016
Just How Wide-Reaching Are China's Economic Espionage Efforts?
Chinese economic espionage was never limited to just the United States or just one industry.
Just How Wide-Reaching Are China's Economic Espionage Efforts?
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
December 13, 2016
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia campaign is among the most successful series of military operations ever conducted.
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
Lessons in Military Cooperation From Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops
December 03, 2016
Lessons in Military Cooperation From Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops
What can the lessons of naval cooperation in countering piracy off Somalia teach us?
Lessons in Military Cooperation From Indian Ocean Counter-Piracy Ops
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
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