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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.

HMAS <em>Canberra</em> to the Rescue in Fiji
February 29, 2016
HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji
HMAS Canberra highlights Australia's ability to contribute to humanitarian assistance/disaster relief in the Pacific.
HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji
Did China's Military Drone Technology Espionage Pay Off in the End?
February 19, 2016
Did China's Military Drone Technology Espionage Pay Off in the End?
Just how much information on U.S. military drones did China have to steal for its own designs?
Did China's Military Drone Technology Espionage Pay Off in the End?
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
February 15, 2016
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
Why has Hollywood shied away from films about Sino-U.S. cooperation during the Second World War?
It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
Declassified: US Nuclear Weapons at Sea During the Cold War
February 06, 2016
Declassified: US Nuclear Weapons at Sea During the Cold War
Not long ago, the U.S. Navy remained on high-alert for a nuclear engagement at sea.
Declassified: US Nuclear Weapons at Sea During the Cold War
Can the PLA Navy Make the Indian Ocean Chinese?
February 01, 2016
Can the PLA Navy Make the Indian Ocean Chinese?
Does China need to dominate the Indian Ocean in order to have a world-class navy?
Can the PLA Navy Make the Indian Ocean Chinese?
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
January 22, 2016
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
The ideological struggle driving the Sino-Soviet split stopped mattering in the end.
Beijing 'Lost' the Sino-Soviet Split, But That Didn't Matter in the End
A Coming Shift in Vietnamese Military Aviation?
January 16, 2016
A Coming Shift in Vietnamese Military Aviation?
Vietnam's People’s Air Force (VPAF) could begin flying Western fighters. Here's why that matters.
A Coming Shift in Vietnamese Military Aviation?
What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
January 05, 2016
What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
Cooler heads prevailed in the end, but nuclear use was a real possibility in the Korean War.
What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?
So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
January 04, 2016
So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
A big problem for selling carrier-based fighters is that there are simply too few carriers to go around.
So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
December 28, 2015
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
China should be wary of a Tolkachev-esque figure eroding its strategic position vis-a-vis the United States.
Tolkachev, Cold War Spycraft, and Modern Risks for China
Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
December 19, 2015
Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
The legacy of the war endures, impacting modern regional relations.
Why Post-WWII Reconciliation Failed in East Asia
The US, China and an Abundance of Cyber-Caution
December 11, 2015
The US, China and an Abundance of Cyber-Caution
Is restraint the chief characteristic of conflict in the cyber-age?
The US, China and an Abundance of Cyber-Caution
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?
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