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Robert Farley

Robert Farley

Robert Farley is an assistant professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

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.

Posts by Robert Farley
March 25, 2020

Remembering the ‘Spanish Flu’ in Asia

By Robert Farley
As Asia weathers COVID-19, it's worth recalling that the 1918 influenza pandemic did not spare Asia.

March 10, 2020

How Many Ford-class Carriers Does the US Navy Need?

By Robert Farley
Will the Ford class be capped at just four carriers?
March 09, 2020

Japan Partners With the US on Next Generation Fighter: What Next?

By Robert Farley
Tokyo picks Washington over London, but the hard work lies ahead.

March 06, 2020

Can Brazil and South Korea Become Major Warplane Exporters?

By Robert Farley
Both Seoul and Brasilia faced different challenges and opportunities.

February 24, 2020

Does the US Need a New Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile?

By Robert Farley
The case for a new sea-launched cruise missile raises worrying questions.

February 19, 2020

What Is Japan’s Next Generation Fighter Concept About?

By Robert Farley
More information about Japan’s next generation fighter concept has emerged.
February 18, 2020

Could the Sukhoi Su-57 Be For Export? For China?

By Robert Farley
The prospect of the Su-57 for export seemed absurd a while ago, but that may be changing.

February 14, 2020

What the Tale of ‘Crypto AG’ Reveals About the Nature of US Overseas Espionage

By Robert Farley
A new exposé sheds light on an audacious U.S. long-term espionage effort.

January 28, 2020

Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?

By Robert Farley
Japan had come to appreciate the value of at-sea replenishment for its navy early on.

January 23, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Way to Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
The history of Chinese immigrants in Puerto Rico is intertwined with American restrictions on Chinese immigration through 1965.

January 21, 2020

How Chinese Immigrants Found Their Place in Puerto Rico

By Robert Farley
By the 1890s, many Chinese immigrants had made their homes in Puerto Rico.
January 14, 2020

Can the US Strengthen Its Economic Arsenal in Asia?

By Robert Farley
Revisiting the “lethality” of sanctions -- and figuring out an endgame.

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