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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
September 14, 2020

Too Old to Fight? Will Demographic Shifts Alter Asia’s Geostrategic Landscape? 

By Robert Farley
The demographic situation in the Asia-Pacific is quite unlike that of any other epoch of geostrategic competition.

September 08, 2020

How Strong Are the Ropes That Bind the Japanese Military?

By Robert Farley
It is difficult to imagine that Japanese leadership would not use offensive weapons if Tokyo believed an attack was imminent.
August 18, 2020

Why Did South Korea Decide to Build Aircraft Carriers?

By Robert Farley
The ships will form the core of a well-balanced fleet.

August 11, 2020

China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Begins Sea Trials

By Robert Farley
Before long, the PLAN could have the dominant amphibious capability in the Western Pacific.

July 31, 2020

India’s Long-Awaited Rafales Finally Arrive from France

By Robert Farley
After many twists, turns, and delays, the first batch of French Dassault Rafale fighters finally arrived in India.

July 23, 2020

The Burned Bonhomme Richard: Lasting Damage for the US Navy

By Robert Farley
The burning of Bonhomme Richard is a nightmare that will continue to torture the U.S. Navy for a good long while. 
July 22, 2020

US Accuses Chinese Hackers of Stealing COVID Vaccine Research

By Robert Farley
The wisdom and morality of serious intellectual property enforcement during a pandemic are uncertain.

July 16, 2020

Where Does the US Debate on China Policy Stand in Mid-2020?

By Robert Farley
There are many strains of American thinking about China today.

July 13, 2020

Rethinking the Technological Story of the Pacific Theater of the Second World War

By Robert Farley
Just how central was the battleship to naval operations during the Second World War?

July 07, 2020

Robert Mo, Wen Ho Lee, and Non-Military Chinese Intellectual Property Theft

By Robert Farley
The range of technologies China is—and was—interested in varies considerably.

July 03, 2020

Do ‘Arsenal Planes’ Have a Future?

By Robert Farley
Is the arsenal plane a solution to several modern problems?
June 23, 2020

The Uneven Effects of US Restrictive Immigration Policy for Chinese Nationals

By Robert Farley
The Trump administration’s immigration will have negative -- but uneven -- effects on both the United States and China.

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