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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.

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
Imperial Japan's <em>Musashi</em>: The Greatest Battleship Ever Built?
March 06, 2015
Imperial Japan's Musashi: The Greatest Battleship Ever Built?
The HIJMS Musashi has an important lesson to teach us on military obsolescence.
Imperial Japan's Musashi: The Greatest Battleship Ever Built?
Where Is India's Carrier Fleet Going?
February 27, 2015
Where Is India's Carrier Fleet Going?
India should think long and hard about the logistics necessary to operate a nuclear propulsion carrier.
Where Is India's Carrier Fleet Going?
The <em>Real</em> Lesson of the Vietnam War
February 20, 2015
The Real Lesson of the Vietnam War
Vietnam didn't reinforce perceptions of U.S. toughness to allies. In fact, it may have done the opposite.
The Real Lesson of the Vietnam War
What the Vietnam War Hawks Got Wrong
February 13, 2015
What the Vietnam War Hawks Got Wrong
James Burnham, and other Vietnam hawks, hardly deserve contemporary rehabilitation.
What the Vietnam War Hawks Got Wrong
Could East Asia's Weak Institutions Be a Blessing in Disguise?
February 07, 2015
Could East Asia's Weak Institutions Be a Blessing in Disguise?
East Asia's multilateral institutions -- from ASEAN to APEC -- are generally weak. This might be a good thing.
Could East Asia's Weak Institutions Be a Blessing in Disguise?
US-India Cooperation on Naval Aviation: Game Changer?
January 31, 2015
US-India Cooperation on Naval Aviation: Game Changer?
India and the United States will cooperate on naval aviation following U.S. President Barack Obama's recent visit to New Delhi.
US-India Cooperation on Naval Aviation: Game Changer?
Chinese Defense Innovation
January 27, 2015
Chinese Defense Innovation
Industrial espionage may help China’s military-industrial complex, but it will still need to harness its private sector.
Chinese Defense Innovation
What if China Never Acquired the <em>Varyag</em>?
January 23, 2015
What if China Never Acquired the Varyag?
China’s acquisition of the Varyag was contingent on a series of improbable events.
What if China Never Acquired the Varyag?
Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle
January 16, 2015
Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle
The United States' Navy still faces a vibrant debate on the future of its aircraft carriers and supercarriers.
Solving the US Navy's Carrier Fleet Puzzle
Can the US Condition East Asian Labor?
January 09, 2015
Can the US Condition East Asian Labor?
How much pressure can the United States exert on exporting firms in East Asian economies?
Can the US Condition East Asian Labor?
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