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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.

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
East Asia and the Kentucky Derby
June 19, 2015
East Asia and the Kentucky Derby
Where does East Asia stand in the globalization of horse racing?
East Asia and the Kentucky Derby
Kampai and Gun Bae to Kentucky Bourbon!
June 06, 2015
Kampai and Gun Bae to Kentucky Bourbon!
There's a reason East Asia loves Kentucky: it's the top bourbon producer in the world.
Kampai and Gun Bae to Kentucky Bourbon!
How Toyota Drives Kentucky's Economy
May 30, 2015
How Toyota Drives Kentucky's Economy
When Kentuckians think "American made cars" they think of Toyota.
How Toyota Drives Kentucky's Economy
Rebalancing US Airpower Between Asia and the Middle East
May 23, 2015
Rebalancing US Airpower Between Asia and the Middle East
Rebalancing U.S. airpower to Asia will prove challenging.
Rebalancing US Airpower Between Asia and the Middle East
China's MIRVs: Sign of a Cold War to Come?
May 18, 2015
China's MIRVs: Sign of a Cold War to Come?
What caused China's interest in multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle warheads?
China's MIRVs: Sign of a Cold War to Come?
Imagine: F-22 Raptors For Export
May 08, 2015
Imagine: F-22 Raptors For Export
So, who wants the F-22 Raptor?
Imagine: F-22 Raptors For Export
So You Think You Can Provide Maritime Security...
May 01, 2015
So You Think You Can Provide Maritime Security...
Iran's seizure of the MV Maersk Tigris raises important questions for the United States' ability to ensure maritime security.
So You Think You Can Provide Maritime Security...
What Does India's Carrier Aviation Future Hold?
April 23, 2015
What Does India's Carrier Aviation Future Hold?
Despite the disappointment stemming from India's Rafale deal, the country's future in carrier aviation remains bright.
What Does India's Carrier Aviation Future Hold?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is No Aircraft Carrier
April 20, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is No Aircraft Carrier
Framing the Trans-Pacific Partnership as an urgent issue for U.S. national security is frankly unproductive.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is No Aircraft Carrier
AIIB: Who's a Revisionist Anyway?
April 10, 2015
AIIB: Who's a Revisionist Anyway?
Not all revisionists are global revisionists.
AIIB: Who's a Revisionist Anyway?
The Rising US-China Cyber Stakes
April 03, 2015
The Rising US-China Cyber Stakes
Why is the Obama White House willing to risk Chinese retaliation over new cyber-espionage allegations?
The Rising US-China Cyber Stakes
After the <em>Izumo</em>, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
March 30, 2015
After the Izumo, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
Japan has its largest post-war helicopter carrier -- how will it use it?
After the Izumo, What's Next for Japan's Navy?
Why the US Should Worry About Russia, Not China
March 19, 2015
Why the US Should Worry About Russia, Not China
How you solve a problem like China is different than how you solve a problem like Russia.
Why the US Should Worry About Russia, Not China
The Looming Intellectual Property Storm in US-China Relations
March 13, 2015
The Looming Intellectual Property Storm in US-China Relations
Can China have its intellectual property cake and eat it too? Probably not.
The Looming Intellectual Property Storm in US-China Relations
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