Dr. Robert M. Farley
455 Patterson Office Tower
Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506
Ph.D. thesis, Transnational Determinants of Military Doctrine. Jonathan Mercer (Chair), Elizabeth Kier, David Bachman, Mary Callahan.
Ph.D. University of Washington, Political Science. 2004.
M.A. University of Washington. Political Science. 1999.
B.S. University of Oregon. Political Science Major, History Minor. 1997.
Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, August 2006-present.
Grounded: The Case For Abolishing the United States Air Force, Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2014
Ships of State: Battleships from HMS Victoria to RFS Pyotr Velikiy, (book manuscript), under contract at Wildside Press, expected autumn 2015
Patents for Power: Intellectual Property and Military Diffusion, with Davida Isaacs, (book manuscript), under contract at University of Chicago Press, expected autumn 2016
“Complicating the Political Scientist as Blogger.” PS: Political Science and Politics, 46:2 (April 2013), pp. 383-386
”Fighting Piracy: Experiences in Southeast Asia and Off the Horn of Africa.” With Yoav Gortzak, Journal of Strategic Security 2:1 (February 2009)
“Privilege Wise and Patent (and Trade Secret) Foolish.” With Davida Isaacs, Berkeley Technology Law Journal 24:773 (2009)
Building the PLAN: History and Origins of the Modern Chinese Navy, in Donovan C. Chau, and Thomas M. Kane, eds. China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy. 3 vols. Santa Barbara, CA : Praeger, 2014.
The Responsibilities of Hegemony: U.S. Naval Doctrine and Piracy in Southeast Asia (reproduction). With Yoav Gortzak, in At Issue: Piracy on the High Seas, vol. 1 pp. 25-27, 31-332. Belmont, CA: Gale. 2009
Privilege Wise and Patent (and Trade Secret) Foolish (reproduction). With Davida Isaacs, in M N Bhavani ed. Evidence Law and State Secrets. 161-199. Hyderabad: Amicus Books, Icfai University Press. 2009
Works in Progress
Rise of the Gator: The Amphibious Warfare Vessel in Historical Perspective (working paper)
Culture and Military Diffusion: The Creation of the Afghan National Army, with Rebecca Miller (working paper)
Over the Horizon (weekly), World Politics Review, 10/10-3/12
Busting the Myths (bi-monthly), Warships: International Fleet Review, 1/10-present
Flashpoints (weekly), The Diplomat, 9/12-present
Op-Ed and Policy Oriented Articles
Stormy Waters Ahead for U.S. Navy. Warships: International Fleet Review, May 2012, p. 7
For Whom Does the Bell Toll? Anxiety over UK Defence Cuts in USA. Warships: International Fleet Review, November 2010, p. 3
American Defence Lacks Reality that UK May One Day Pay For. Warships: International Fleet Review, May 2010, p.21-22
Which Maritime Nation is Most Sea Blind: UK, USA, or Oz?, Warships: International Fleet Review, April 2010 p. 27
The View from the United States. Warships Annual Guide to the Royal Navy, January 2010
Constant Vigilance: The Israeli Sea Corps. Warships: International Fleet Review, November 2008
Roundtable: What’s the Air Force For? November 1, 2007, The American Prospect Online
China’s Search for Security (translation-reproduction), Review of Global Politics 42 (April 2013): 145-148.
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money (book review) Pragati: The Indian National Interest Review 33 (December 2009): 31-32
Founder, editor, contributor, Lawyers, Guns and Money, 5/2004-present.
Contributor, TAPPED: Group Blog of the American Prospect, 9/2006-7/2009
Contributor, Bloggingheads.tv, 1/2008-present.
Host, editor, Foreign Entanglements (Bloggingheads.tv), 1/12-present
Contributor, Progressive Realist, 1/2009-present
Contributor, Information Dissemination, 8/2009-present
Contributor, The National Interest, 12/2013-present
Contributor, War is Boring, 11/2013-8/2014
American Political Science Association, 2013 (Chicago, IL), Presenter, Discussant
International Studies Association 2012 (San Francisco, CA), Presenter
American Political Science Association, 2012 (New Orleans, LA; cancelled) Panel Chair, Presenter, Discussant
International Studies Association 2011 (Montreal, QC), Panelist
American Political Science Association, 2011 (Seattle, WA), Panel Chair
International Studies Association 2010 (New Orleans, LA), Presenter
International Studies Association 2009 (New York, NY), Presenter, Discussant
Southern Political Science Association 2008 (New Orleans, LA), Presenter, Discussant
International Studies Association 2008 (San Francisco, CA), Presenter
International Studies Association 2007 (Chicago, IL), Presenter
International Studies Association 2006 (San Diego, CA), Presenter, Discussant
2009 New Ideas Fund, National Security Network ($9500)
2005-2006 Post Doctoral Scholar, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky.
2002-2003 Freeman Fellowship, Freeman Undergraduate Asian Studies Project, University of Washington.
The Future of Airpower, November 21, 2013, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
Keynote, Kentucky Political Science Association, March 2, 2012, Campbellsville, Kentucky
Strategy and Liberty in Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War, Liberty Fund, February 17-20, 2011, San Antonio, Texas
Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, February 23, 2010, Montgomery, Alabama
Maritime Strategy Project, December 11-15, 2006, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
White Team Exercise, October 12, 2006, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Academic Fellowship on Terrorism, June 9-June 20, 2008, Tel Aviv, Israel
Offense-Defense Theory, Retrospectives and Future Directions, September 21-22, 2000, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Summer Workshop on Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy, July 9-28, 2000, Institute for War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, New York, New York
University of Kentucky:
Patterson School Graduate Admissions Committee, 2006-2013
Boren Fellowship Committee, 2012-13
International Affairs Council Curriculum Committee, 2010-13
Member, Editorial Advisory Board (internet), International Studies Quarterly
Wikistrat (senior analyst), 7/11-present
International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Security, Politics and Policy, Grawnmeyer Award, Choice Magazine, Routledge, Potomac, University of Chicago Press, University Press of Kentucky
Diplomacy 742, National Security Policy, Autumn 2014
Diplomacy 600, Europe: Institutions and Foreign Policy, Autumn 2014
Diplomacy 777, Patterson Cornerstone, Autumn 2014
Diplomacy 600, Airpower, Spring 2014
Diplomacy 750, Defense Statecraft, Spring 2014
Diplomacy 600, Seapower, Spring 2013
Diplomacy 600, Counter-Insurgency, Spring 2011
Diplomacy 600, Statecraft and the State, Spring 2010
Diplomacy 600, History of Strategic Thought, Spring 2009
Diplomacy 600, European Security, Spring 2008
Diplomacy 600, East Asian Security, Spring 2007
Political Science 428, Military Intervention, Summer 2005
Political Science 419, US-China Foreign Relations, Spring 2005
Political Science 321, American Foreign Policy, Winter 2005
Political Science 324, Europe in World Politics, Winter 2005
Political Science 426, World Politics, Summer 2004
Political Science 407, International Conflict, Summer 2002
International Relations (Jonathan Mercer), Political Theory (Mika Lavaque-Manty), China (David Bachman).
American Political Science Association, 1997-present.