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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.

What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?
October 20, 2017
What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?
Autarky has its merits. If partners don't have your unclassified data, it can't be taken from them.
What Does the Latest F-35 Data Breach Teach Us About Defense Industrial Espionage?
Slow and Steady: US Intellectual Property and the China Challenge
October 12, 2017
Slow and Steady: US Intellectual Property and the China Challenge
There are glimmers of progress on intellectual property with China despite challenges.
Slow and Steady: US Intellectual Property and the China Challenge
Understanding the Threat Posed by Hypersonic Weapons
October 06, 2017
Understanding the Threat Posed by Hypersonic Weapons
Would an arms control arrangement restricting hypersonic technology suffice in tamping the threat?
Understanding the Threat Posed by Hypersonic Weapons
Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?
September 23, 2017
Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?
Will concern over technology transfer scuttle another aviation deal for India?
Can India and the United States Work Out the Kinks for a Fighter Production Deal?
Lessons From How Western Intelligence Tracked Imperial Japan's Aviation Technology
September 11, 2017
Lessons From How Western Intelligence Tracked Imperial Japan's Aviation Technology
What can the United States learn from its underestimation of Japanese capabilities during the first half of the 20th century?
Lessons From How Western Intelligence Tracked Imperial Japan's Aviation Technology
China's People's Liberation Army May Have a Civil-Military Relations Problem
September 04, 2017
China's People's Liberation Army May Have a Civil-Military Relations Problem
How serious are China’s civil-military relations problems?
China's People's Liberation Army May Have a Civil-Military Relations Problem
Is Russia's Arms Industry About to Fall Off a Cliff?
September 04, 2017
Is Russia's Arms Industry About to Fall Off a Cliff?
The future of Russia's arms industry appear bleak.
Is Russia's Arms Industry About to Fall Off a Cliff?
How Much Work Should the US Put Into Developing Cyber Rules With China?
August 28, 2017
How Much Work Should the US Put Into Developing Cyber Rules With China?
Will Washington risk giving up preventive and preemptive cyber options by engaging China?
How Much Work Should the US Put Into Developing Cyber Rules With China?
Intellectual Property and the Coming US-China Trade War
August 24, 2017
Intellectual Property and the Coming US-China Trade War
How significant is the new Section 301 investigation into China’s intellectual property practices?
Intellectual Property and the Coming US-China Trade War
Are Geopolitical Realities Hindering Trump's Scrutiny of Chinese Trade Practices?
August 09, 2017
Are Geopolitical Realities Hindering Trump's Scrutiny of Chinese Trade Practices?
When will the Trump administration make a move on China's trade practices?
Are Geopolitical Realities Hindering Trump's Scrutiny of Chinese Trade Practices?
Why Hasn't the United States Thrown Its Support Behind India in the Doklam Standoff?
August 07, 2017
Why Hasn't the United States Thrown Its Support Behind India in the Doklam Standoff?
There are good reasons for Washington to avoid being drawn into the Doklam standoff.
Why Hasn't the United States Thrown Its Support Behind India in the Doklam Standoff?
Better Sanctions, Better Expectations, and a Better North Korea Policy
August 02, 2017
Better Sanctions, Better Expectations, and a Better North Korea Policy
Are secondary sanctions the key to a better U.S. North Korea policy?
Better Sanctions, Better Expectations, and a Better North Korea Policy
What Happens When the United States Develops a Credible Reputation for Incompetence?
July 24, 2017
What Happens When the United States Develops a Credible Reputation for Incompetence?
What if the United States develops a credible reputation for incompetence?
What Happens When the United States Develops a Credible Reputation for Incompetence?
Be Honest About the B-21: When Strategic Bombing Works and When It Doesn't
July 20, 2017
Be Honest About the B-21: When Strategic Bombing Works and When It Doesn't
Supporting the B-21 Raider means looking back critically at previous strategic bombing failures.
Be Honest About the B-21: When Strategic Bombing Works and When It Doesn't
Securing US Bases in the Pacific: A New Era of Instability?
July 11, 2017
Securing US Bases in the Pacific: A New Era of Instability?
The United States and China may be entering a new era of instability in the Pacific.
Securing US Bases in the Pacific: A New Era of Instability?
Economic Statecraft and Managing Superpowers: How China Did It
June 30, 2017
Economic Statecraft and Managing Superpowers: How China Did It
Echoes of Cold War-era economic statecraft remain part of China's overall foreign policy.
Economic Statecraft and Managing Superpowers: How China Did It
The Indian Navy Sets Up to Lead on Humanitarian Assistance in the Indian Ocean
June 25, 2017
The Indian Navy Sets Up to Lead on Humanitarian Assistance in the Indian Ocean
Will there be a “peace race” for influence in the Indian Ocean?
The Indian Navy Sets Up to Lead on Humanitarian Assistance in the Indian Ocean
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
June 17, 2017
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
It is proving extremely difficult for Washington to convince Beijing of its seriousness in the South China Sea.
Is the Focus on FONOPs Muddying Strategic Discourse on the South China Sea?
Why the Battle of Midway Hasn't Captured Popular Culture
June 10, 2017
Why the Battle of Midway Hasn't Captured Popular Culture
As remarkable as the U.S. victory at Midway was, it has received little attention in popular culture.
Why the Battle of Midway Hasn't Captured Popular Culture
The Big Lesson From the US Victory at the Battle of Midway, 75 Years Later
June 09, 2017
The Big Lesson From the US Victory at the Battle of Midway, 75 Years Later
Winning organizations take pains to maintain their flexibility in the face of technological and strategic changes.
The Big Lesson From the US Victory at the Battle of Midway, 75 Years Later
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part Two)
May 25, 2017
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part Two)
Predictions are hard; especially about the future.
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part Two)
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part One)
May 23, 2017
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part One)
What kinds of future fleets are available to the U.S. Navy?
Different Fleets for Different Strategies: Imaging the Future of the US Navy (Part One)
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
May 15, 2017
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
The full flowering of special operations forces wouldn’t come until after Vietnam.
The Pacific War Origins of US Special Operations Forces
China's Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Bastion Defense
May 11, 2017
China's Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Bastion Defense
The Chinese Navy's first-generation carriers may find suitable missions yet as the carrier force grows and evolves.
China's Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Bastion Defense
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