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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.

Holiday Guide: Which Fifth Generation Fighter to Buy
December 03, 2015
Holiday Guide: Which Fifth Generation Fighter to Buy
It’s the holidays; how do you know which fifth generation fighter to buy for your favorite air force?
Holiday Guide: Which Fifth Generation Fighter to Buy
Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?
November 24, 2015
Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?
China's successful entry into the international scene after the Cultural Revolution bears lessons for other pariah states.
Ever Wonder How China Got Back Into International Diplomacy After the Cultural Revolution?
Is Justin Trudeau Going to Rethink Canda's Approach to the Asia-Pacific?
November 20, 2015
Is Justin Trudeau Going to Rethink Canda's Approach to the Asia-Pacific?
Canada has always been interested in the Asia-Pacific, but its new government may change its approach.
Is Justin Trudeau Going to Rethink Canda's Approach to the Asia-Pacific?
Carrier Wars: Imagine a US Navy Without the F/A-18 Super Hornet
November 17, 2015
Carrier Wars: Imagine a US Navy Without the F/A-18 Super Hornet
What would a U.S. Navy without the F/A-18 Super Hornet look like?
Carrier Wars: Imagine a US Navy Without the F/A-18 Super Hornet
How Will the US Air Force Pay For Its New Long Range Strike Bomber?
November 06, 2015
How Will the US Air Force Pay For Its New Long Range Strike Bomber?
How will the U.S. Air Force pay for its newest advanced bomber?
How Will the US Air Force Pay For Its New Long Range Strike Bomber?
A Dual-Use Dilemma in US-China Defense Industrial Interaction
November 02, 2015
A Dual-Use Dilemma in US-China Defense Industrial Interaction
China may be gaining access to U.S. tech through perfectly legal means. What can the United States do?
A Dual-Use Dilemma in US-China Defense Industrial Interaction
Watch Out, F-35: Korea May Have an Ace Up Its Sleeve
October 23, 2015
Watch Out, F-35: Korea May Have an Ace Up Its Sleeve
Will the European defense industry profit from the United States' refusal to share sensitive technology with Seoul?
Watch Out, F-35: Korea May Have an Ace Up Its Sleeve
How Will Australia Use Its Massive Warships?
October 20, 2015
How Will Australia Use Its Massive Warships?
Australia has some impressive naval hardware. How will it put these ships to work?
How Will Australia Use Its Massive Warships?
Is the Day of the Land Attack Cruise Missile Upon Us?
October 09, 2015
Is the Day of the Land Attack Cruise Missile Upon Us?
Russia's campaign in Syria may signal that the heyday of the land attack cruise missile is here at last.
Is the Day of the Land Attack Cruise Missile Upon Us?
Remember Russia's <em>Mistrals</em>? Here's Where They'll End Up (Hint: Not in Asia)
October 02, 2015
Remember Russia's Mistrals? Here's Where They'll End Up (Hint: Not in Asia)
We finally know where the Mistral-class amphibious assault carriers are headed... and it's not Asia.
Remember Russia's Mistrals? Here's Where They'll End Up (Hint: Not in Asia)
Actually, US-China Relations are Remarkably Normal
September 25, 2015
Actually, US-China Relations are Remarkably Normal
China and the United States have a fairly normal relationship that they shouldn't take for granted.
Actually, US-China Relations are Remarkably Normal
How Do We Predict the Impact of US-China Relations on International Politics?
September 21, 2015
How Do We Predict the Impact of US-China Relations on International Politics?
A new book by two political scientists helps us think about long-term predictions for the world.
How Do We Predict the Impact of US-China Relations on International Politics?
For the First Time Since the B-17, America Might Have a Bomber Designed for Asia
September 11, 2015
For the First Time Since the B-17, America Might Have a Bomber Designed for Asia
The LRS-B could turn out to be the bomber that gives Washington the edge it needs in the Asia-Pacific.
For the First Time Since the B-17, America Might Have a Bomber Designed for Asia
Why Did Imperial Japan Surrender on the USS <em>Missouri</em>?
September 03, 2015
Why Did Imperial Japan Surrender on the USS Missouri?
The choice of the USS Missouri was no accident.
Why Did Imperial Japan Surrender on the USS Missouri?
Did the United States Ever Really Have a China Strategy?
August 31, 2015
Did the United States Ever Really Have a China Strategy?
Instead of engaging China, the United States could (with great cost) have isolated it.
Did the United States Ever Really Have a China Strategy?
<em>Ghost Fleet</em> and the Causes of War
August 24, 2015
Ghost Fleet and the Causes of War
In fiction, states may not need clear reasons to go to war, but reality is different.
Ghost Fleet and the Causes of War
Imperial Japan's Last Floating Battleship
August 14, 2015
Imperial Japan's Last Floating Battleship
Just one Japanese battleship survived to see the end of the Pacific theater of the Second World War.
Imperial Japan's Last Floating Battleship
For Much of Asia, World War 2 Ended After August 1945
August 06, 2015
For Much of Asia, World War 2 Ended After August 1945
Wars-of-continuation decided the fates of Vietnam, China, Korea, Indonesia, and much of the rest of the Asia-Pacific.
For Much of Asia, World War 2 Ended After August 1945
How the TPP Will Protect the United States' 'Third Offset' Strategy
July 30, 2015
How the TPP Will Protect the United States' 'Third Offset' Strategy
The intellectual property provisions of the TPP will give the United States' "third offset" strategy teeth.
How the TPP Will Protect the United States' 'Third Offset' Strategy
What Weapons Will a Post-Deal Iran Look to Purchase? Pretty Much Everything
July 17, 2015
What Weapons Will a Post-Deal Iran Look to Purchase? Pretty Much Everything
With the Iran deal, Tehran will be looking to purchase arms. Who's selling?
What Weapons Will a Post-Deal Iran Look to Purchase? Pretty Much Everything
America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
July 10, 2015
America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
The United States may operate 10 carriers, but it doesn't do so at the same time.
America's Aircraft Carrier Challenge
The American Colonel Who Changed Asia
July 03, 2015
The American Colonel Who Changed Asia
Who is the most famous Kentuckian?
The American Colonel Who Changed Asia
Rand Paul, Offshore Balancing, and the Asia-Pacific
June 27, 2015
Rand Paul, Offshore Balancing, and the Asia-Pacific
Kentucky's Rand Paul might not be all that important for U.S. Asia policy--then again, he's running for president.
Rand Paul, Offshore Balancing, and the Asia-Pacific
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, and the Asia-Pacific
June 20, 2015
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, and the Asia-Pacific
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has said a thing or two about the Asia-Pacific.
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, and the Asia-Pacific
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