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Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady is an Associate Editor with The Diplomat.

His interests include civil-military relations, revolution in military affairs, and cyber diplomacy.

He also is a Senior Fellow with the EastWest Institute where he edits the Policy Innovation Blog. Franz-Stefan has reported from a wide range of countries and conflict zones including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. His writing and photos have appeared in The International New York Times, BBC News, Foreign Affairs Magazine, The National Interest, Vice News, The Middle East Eye, The Christian Science Monitor, Profil, Der Standard, and Die Presse among other publications.

Franz-Stefan also has provided expert commentary for Asia News Weekly, Al Jazeera AmericaChannel News AsiaCCTV, The Financial TimesPBSVoice of America, Radio France, SCPR, and ORF among others.

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Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill
January 24, 2017
Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill
The naval exercise staged to counter North Korean missile threats concluded on Sunday.
Japan, US, South Korea Hold Missile Defense Drill
China Commissions New ‘Carrier Killer’ Warship
January 24, 2017
China Commissions New ‘Carrier Killer’ Warship
The new destroyer is the first to be assigned to the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) North Sea Fleet.
China Commissions New ‘Carrier Killer’ Warship
Taiwan Begins Upgrade of 144 F-16 Fighter Jets
January 24, 2017
Taiwan Begins Upgrade of 144 F-16 Fighter Jets
The upgrade is slated to be completed by 2023.
Taiwan Begins Upgrade of 144 F-16 Fighter Jets
Cold Start: India to Deploy Massive Tank Army Along Border With Pakistan
January 20, 2017
Cold Start: India to Deploy Massive Tank Army Along Border With Pakistan
The Indian Army plans to deploy almost 500 main battle tanks along the India-Pakistan border.
Cold Start: India to Deploy Massive Tank Army Along Border With Pakistan
India to Continue With Indigenous Cruise Missile Program
January 20, 2017
India to Continue With Indigenous Cruise Missile Program
India’s defense minister has agreed to offer an 18 month extension to the troubled missile program.
India to Continue With Indigenous Cruise Missile Program
Russia Test Launches Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
January 20, 2017
Russia Test Launches Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
The missile reportedly successfully hit its target in the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Russia Test Launches Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
January 19, 2017
US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
This constitutes the first overseas deployment of the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter.
US Deploys 1st F-35B Squadron to Japan
US to Deploy 24 Attack Helicopters to South Korea in February
January 19, 2017
US to Deploy 24 Attack Helicopters to South Korea in February
The U.S. Army will replace less capable light attack helicopters with 24 AH-64D Apache heavy attack helicopters.
US to Deploy 24 Attack Helicopters to South Korea in February
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
January 18, 2017
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
The U.S. Navy’s new supercarrier is “99 percent overall complete with 93 percent of the test program complete.”
US Navy to Receive New $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier in April (Maybe)
India Launches New Attack Submarine
January 18, 2017
India Launches New Attack Submarine
The new sub is expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy by the end of 2017.
India Launches New Attack Submarine
Trump and Offensive Cyber Warfare
January 16, 2017
Trump and Offensive Cyber Warfare
What will be President-elect Donald Trump’s policy on the use of offensive cyber weapons?
Trump and Offensive Cyber Warfare
US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
January 07, 2017
US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
The U.S. Navy officially approved the start of detailed design and engineering work on its new class of SSBNs.
US Navy Pushes Ahead With Plan to Build 12 New Nuclear Ballistic Missile Subs
China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine
January 06, 2017
China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine
After a three-year hiatus, China has reportedly resumed production of one of its quietest submarine classes.
China Resumes Production of Its Quietest Attack Submarine
Will China’s Aircraft Carrier Cross Paths With New US Carrier Strike Group in Western Pacific?
January 05, 2017
Will China’s Aircraft Carrier Cross Paths With New US Carrier Strike Group in Western Pacific?
The U.S. Navy is set to deploy a new aircraft carrier to the Western Pacific. Will it cross path with China’s carrier?
Will China’s Aircraft Carrier Cross Paths With New US Carrier Strike Group in Western Pacific?
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
January 05, 2017
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
China’s sole aircraft carrier is holding naval drills in the South China Sea this week.
China’s Aircraft Carrier Testing Weapons in South China Sea
US Navy to Add 9 Warships in 2017
January 04, 2017
US Navy to Add 9 Warships in 2017
The U.S. Navy is slated to commission its new supercarrier this year, along with six surface warships and two subs.
US Navy to Add 9 Warships in 2017
Is India Buying 200 F-16 Fighter Jets?
January 04, 2017
Is India Buying 200 F-16 Fighter Jets?
Or will the Indian Air Force opt for Sweden’s Gripen in a new competition to build a single-engine fighter jet?
Is India Buying 200 F-16 Fighter Jets?
Pakistan Commissions 2 New 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessels
January 03, 2017
Pakistan Commissions 2 New 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessels
The two vessels are currently on their voyage home from China.
Pakistan Commissions 2 New 600-Ton Maritime Patrol Vessels
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
January 03, 2017
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
Russia’s T-72 and T-90 tanks will reportedly receive the T-14's automatic target tracker and fire control computer.
Russia to Upgrade Tank Force With Deadly New Fire Control System
US Navy Mulls New Projectile for Most Advanced Warship
December 29, 2016
US Navy Mulls New Projectile for Most Advanced Warship
The U.S. Navy is looking for new precision ammunition for its latest stealth destroyer.
US Navy Mulls New Projectile for Most Advanced Warship
China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet
December 29, 2016
China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet
The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s latest stealth frigate was entered service on December 29.
China Commissions New Stealth Warship Into East Sea Fleet
India: Air Force Chief Wants 200-250 New Combat Aircraft
December 29, 2016
India: Air Force Chief Wants 200-250 New Combat Aircraft
The outgoing head of the Indian Air Force says the service needs 200-250 new fighter jets to maintain its edge.
India: Air Force Chief Wants 200-250 New Combat Aircraft
Is India Dropping Its Cruise Missile Program?
December 28, 2016
Is India Dropping Its Cruise Missile Program?
India’s Nirbhay cruise missile program could be axed after a recent test failure.
Is India Dropping Its Cruise Missile Program?
New Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
December 28, 2016
New Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
The ninth Littoral Combat Ship has been officially delivered to the U.S. Navy.
New Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
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