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Robert Farley

Robert Farley is a senior lecturer at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce and a visiting professor at the U.S. Army War College.

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.

Will the US-China Trade War Spill Over Into the South China Sea?
August 21, 2018
Will the US-China Trade War Spill Over Into the South China Sea?
Can the South China Sea become a front in the U.S.-China trade war?
Will the US-China Trade War Spill Over Into the South China Sea?
Did the Obama-Xi Cyber Agreement Work?
August 11, 2018
Did the Obama-Xi Cyber Agreement Work?
How does the 2015 agreement between the U.S. and China on cyber activities hold up?
Did the Obama-Xi Cyber Agreement Work?
Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War
July 27, 2018
Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War
What drove the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I?
Imperial Japan's Naval Contributions to the First World War
Trade Wars Are Not Good for the US Military Advantage
July 26, 2018
Trade Wars Are Not Good for the US Military Advantage
What will the long-term costs of the Trump administration's trade war be on the U.S. military's technological superiority?
Trade Wars Are Not Good for the US Military Advantage
Will China Develop VSTOL Fighters for Its Amphibious Assault Ships?
July 18, 2018
Will China Develop VSTOL Fighters for Its Amphibious Assault Ships?
A PLAN VSTOL? It's not as crazy as you might think.
Will China Develop VSTOL Fighters for Its Amphibious Assault Ships?
The US Navy's FFG(X) Program Could Take a Nod From East Asian Shipbuilders
July 16, 2018
The US Navy's FFG(X) Program Could Take a Nod From East Asian Shipbuilders
Should the next U.S. frigate come from the Pacific?
The US Navy's FFG(X) Program Could Take a Nod From East Asian Shipbuilders
The Trade, Legal, and Institutional Implications of 3D Printing in the Indo-Pacific
July 09, 2018
The Trade, Legal, and Institutional Implications of 3D Printing in the Indo-Pacific
Will 3D printing transform the geoeconomics of the Indo-Pacific?
The Trade, Legal, and Institutional Implications of 3D Printing in the Indo-Pacific
3D Printing Is Here to Disrupt Asia's Security Order
July 03, 2018
3D Printing Is Here to Disrupt Asia's Security Order
The Indo-Pacific won't be immune to the effects of 3D printing.
3D Printing Is Here to Disrupt Asia's Security Order
No War But Trade War
June 16, 2018
No War But Trade War
The trade war that Trump has initiated will hurt the United States, but the hope appears to be that it will hurt the Chinese more.
No War But Trade War
The Consequences of Curbing Chinese STEM Graduate Student US Visas
June 15, 2018
The Consequences of Curbing Chinese STEM Graduate Student US Visas
Are the costs of curbing visas for Chinese researchers in the United States worth the perceived benefits?
The Consequences of Curbing Chinese STEM Graduate Student US Visas
The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States
June 05, 2018
The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States
What is left for the United States to do about China's militarization of the South China Sea?
The South China Sea Conundrum for the United States
The Missing Ingredient for a 355-Ship US Navy
May 29, 2018
The Missing Ingredient for a 355-Ship US Navy
What will it take for the U.S. Navy to get to 355 ships?
The Missing Ingredient for a 355-Ship US Navy
South Korea's Second <em>Dokdo</em>-class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN
May 17, 2018
South Korea's Second Dokdo-class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN
South Korea is wealthy enough and has a sufficiently robust shipbuilding industry to try its hand at larger carriers.
South Korea's Second Dokdo-class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
May 14, 2018
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
Blockading mainland China presents a range of strategic setbacks for the United States.
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
Decoding China's Aerospace Technology Transfer Strategy
May 09, 2018
Decoding China's Aerospace Technology Transfer Strategy
China’s own technology transfer policies may be keeping Chinese firms from accessing the world's most advanced equipment.
Decoding China's Aerospace Technology Transfer Strategy
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
May 01, 2018
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
Getting there won't be easy, but an updated F-22 is, in theory, a formidable concept.
F-35 Brains in an F-22 Body: Thinking Through Japan's Next-Generation Fighter Options
Rethinking the Early Years of the US-Japan Alliance and Soviet Competition
April 24, 2018
Rethinking the Early Years of the US-Japan Alliance and Soviet Competition
The early years of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the post-war era were rocky.
Rethinking the Early Years of the US-Japan Alliance and Soviet Competition
Why Do the US and China Take the Approaches to IP Protection That They Do?
April 17, 2018
Why Do the US and China Take the Approaches to IP Protection That They Do?
What explains the divergent approaches between the two powers?
Why Do the US and China Take the Approaches to IP Protection That They Do?
Looking Into the Report That Spurred Trump's Trade War With China
April 09, 2018
Looking Into the Report That Spurred Trump's Trade War With China
What are the national security assumptions driving Trump's acerbic trade policy toward China?
Looking Into the Report That Spurred Trump's Trade War With China
Stopping China's Intellectual Property Theft: What Trump Can Learn From His Predecessors
March 30, 2018
Stopping China's Intellectual Property Theft: What Trump Can Learn From His Predecessors
Trump has taken a much harder line on Chinese IP violations than his predecessors.
Stopping China's Intellectual Property Theft: What Trump Can Learn From His Predecessors
An F-35B for Japan's <em>Izumo</em>-class: Obstacles and Challenges
March 23, 2018
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
What does Japan need to consider before pursuing F-35B fighters for its helicopter destroyers?
An F-35B for Japan's Izumo-class: Obstacles and Challenges
How Does Japan View the US View of Preemption on the Korean Peninsula?
March 20, 2018
How Does Japan View the US View of Preemption on the Korean Peninsula?
The Trump administration has decided to rhetorically investigate a policy that neither Seoul nor Tokyo can genuinely support.
How Does Japan View the US View of Preemption on the Korean Peninsula?
Remembering USS <em>Lexington</em>'s Story in the Pacific War
March 07, 2018
Remembering USS Lexington's Story in the Pacific War
USS Lexington has been found.
Remembering USS Lexington's Story in the Pacific War
The One Important Ingredient for Regional Hegemony That China's Still Missing
March 04, 2018
The One Important Ingredient for Regional Hegemony That China's Still Missing
Hard power and wealth aren't everything in pursuing and maintaining hegemony.
The One Important Ingredient for Regional Hegemony That China's Still Missing
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