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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.

Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part Two)
May 25, 2017
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part Two)
Predictions are hard; especially about the future.
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part Two)
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part One)
May 23, 2017
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part One)
What kinds of future fleets are available to the U.S. Navy?
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part One)
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
May 15, 2017
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
The full flowering of special operations forces wouldn’t come until after Vietnam.
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
China's Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Bastion Defense
May 11, 2017
China's Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Bastion Defense
The Chinese Navy's first-generation carriers may find suitable missions yet as the carrier force grows and evolves.
China's Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Bastion Defense
What Does China's New Aircraft Carrier Mean for the <em>Liaoning</em>?
May 01, 2017
What Does China's New Aircraft Carrier Mean for the Liaoning?
China seems to be taking the same careful approach to its carrier program as Japan took during the interwar period.
What Does China's New Aircraft Carrier Mean for the Liaoning?
Resolved: North Korea Needs More Resolve
April 20, 2017
Resolved: North Korea Needs More Resolve
The politics of credibility are complex and ephemeral.
Resolved: North Korea Needs More Resolve
Will HMS <em>Ocean</em> Find a Buyer in Asia?
April 14, 2017
Will HMS Ocean Find a Buyer in Asia?
Could HMS Ocean find its next steward in the Asia-Pacific?
Will HMS Ocean Find a Buyer in Asia?
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
April 09, 2017
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
Why commentators may be overstating the risk to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
Does It Make Sense to Think About Naval Power in 15 to 30 Year Cycles?
April 05, 2017
Does It Make Sense to Think About Naval Power in 15 to 30 Year Cycles?
Technological cycles can render a just-modernized army obsolete.
Does It Make Sense to Think About Naval Power in 15 to 30 Year Cycles?
Asia and the World Baseball Classic
March 24, 2017
Asia and the World Baseball Classic
WBC increases the popularity of baseball in Asia and helps ensure a base of fans and players for the future.
Asia and the World Baseball Classic
Will a New Washington Naval Treaty Stop the South China Sea Arms Race?
March 23, 2017
Will a New Washington Naval Treaty Stop the South China Sea Arms Race?
A contemporary take on the Washington Naval Treaty system has limitations in the South China Sea.
Will a New Washington Naval Treaty Stop the South China Sea Arms Race?
'Left-of-Launch' Cyber Efforts Against North Korea: A Good Idea?
March 08, 2017
'Left-of-Launch' Cyber Efforts Against North Korea: A Good Idea?
A sudden sense of vulnerability has the potential to make anyone paranoid and unpredictable.
'Left-of-Launch' Cyber Efforts Against North Korea: A Good Idea?
Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
March 02, 2017
Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
Preparing for multi-domain battle in the Pacific will be necessary for the United States.
Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
How Will Trump Handle Intellectual Property Disputes With China?
February 21, 2017
How Will Trump Handle Intellectual Property Disputes With China?
The Trump administration will face unique challenges in reining in intellectual property abuses by China.
How Will Trump Handle Intellectual Property Disputes With China?
How the US Can Optimize Its Maritime Partnership Programs in Asia
February 10, 2017
How the US Can Optimize Its Maritime Partnership Programs in Asia
A recent simulation offers insight for U.S. practice.
How the US Can Optimize Its Maritime Partnership Programs in Asia
Room for Maneuver in Australia's Naval Aviation Plans?
February 08, 2017
Room for Maneuver in Australia's Naval Aviation Plans?
Australia's longstanding procurement plans may merit reconsideration.
Room for Maneuver in Australia's Naval Aviation Plans?
What's All the Buzz About Missile Defense, Anyway?
January 26, 2017
What's All the Buzz About Missile Defense, Anyway?
The political landscape for missile defense will likely shift under the Trump administration. How will that play out?
What's All the Buzz About Missile Defense, Anyway?
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
January 26, 2017
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
Rex Tillerson's South China Sea comments just don't make strategic sense.
A US Navy Blockade in the South China Sea Is Not Sound Strategy
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?
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