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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
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.

January 13, 2020

Explaining Singapore’s Interest in the F-35B

By Robert Farley
How significant will the addition of the F-35B to the Republic of Singapore Air Force's inventory be?
December 28, 2019

355 or Bust? US Navy Struggles to Grow With Flat Budget

By Robert Farley
A bureaucratic battle rages between the U.S. Navy and the Defense Department, recent memos revealing proposed cuts indicate.

December 27, 2019

Russia-China: What’s a Little IP Theft Between Friends?

By Robert Farley
Is there enough space in the arms export market for both Russia and China to thrive?

December 19, 2019

What Will Japan’s Next Fighter Project Look Like?

By Robert Farley
From the outside, it may look a lot different than any other country’s fighter. On the inside, it may share crucial components with one or more international partners.

November 28, 2019

Confucius Institutes as State Policy: Clumsy or Effective Purveyors of Influence?

By Robert Farley
How can American and other educational institutions coexist with political endeavors like China’s Confucius Institutes?
November 27, 2019

How Industry Can Step Up for Naval Needs: The Case of the Makassar-class

By Robert Farley
The case of the Makassar-class is a case study in industry stepping up to the plate for the needs of small navies.

November 22, 2019

Dealing With Piracy in Asia Requires Clear Data

By Robert Farley
Can scholars play a more prominent role in regional discussions on piracy?

November 21, 2019

China’s Growing Amphib Fleet: A Cause for Long-Term Concern?

By Robert Farley
Is the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s growing set of amphibious capabilities a game-changer?

November 08, 2019

Is India Ready to the Play the Role in Asian Geopolitics That the US Has Long Sought?

By Robert Farley
In what ways will India's capabilities benefit the strategic interests of the United States and its allies and partners?

November 07, 2019

How Ulysses S. Grant Helped Solidify the American Position in East Asia

By Robert Farley
Grant's efforts may have changed the course of America's engagement with Asia.
October 25, 2019

The Battle of Leyte Gulf’s Limited Tactical Legacy

By Robert Farley
What lessons do we take from the Battle of Leyte Gulf?

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