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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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Contact: franz-stefan@thediplomat.com 

Russia’s ‘Mini Red October’ Subs Will Lack Advanced Propulsion System
August 17, 2017
Russia’s ‘Mini Red October’ Subs Will Lack Advanced Propulsion System
Russia’s super quiet new class of diesel-electric attack subs will lack air-independent propulsion systems.
Russia’s ‘Mini Red October’ Subs Will Lack Advanced Propulsion System
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise Near Senkakus
August 17, 2017
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise Near Senkakus
U.S. B-1B bombers and Japanese fighters participated in a joint air drill in the vicinity of the Senkaku islands on August 15.
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise Near Senkakus
Deterring Pyongyang: US Open to More Powerful South Korean Missiles
August 16, 2017
Deterring Pyongyang: US Open to More Powerful South Korean Missiles
The Pentagon is considering allowing South Korea to develop more powerful ballistic missiles to deter North Korean aggression.
Deterring Pyongyang: US Open to More Powerful South Korean Missiles
Russia’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Construction of 2 Advanced Attack Subs
August 15, 2017
Russia’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Construction of 2 Advanced Attack Subs
The new submarines are expected to be delivered by the end of 2020.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Construction of 2 Advanced Attack Subs
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise in Hokkaido
August 15, 2017
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise in Hokkaido
Over 2,000 U.S. Marines are joined by 1,500 Japan Self-Defense Force personnel in an annually-held joint contingency exercise.
US, Japan Conduct Military Exercise in Hokkaido
Russia’s New Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet Named Su-57
August 15, 2017
Russia’s New Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet Named Su-57
Russia’s first stealth fighter jet will reportedly enter mass production in 2019.
Russia’s New Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet Named Su-57
India’s New Homegrown Artillery Gun System Fails in Test
August 14, 2017
India’s New Homegrown Artillery Gun System Fails in Test
Recent test setbacks will likely delay the induction of the new 155 millimeter/45-caliber gun.
India’s New Homegrown Artillery Gun System Fails in Test
North Korea’s Nukes: Time for The Pentagon’s Philosopher-in-Chief to Step In?
August 11, 2017
North Korea’s Nukes: Time for The Pentagon’s Philosopher-in-Chief to Step In?
The North Korean crisis prompts the need for a philosopher in chief at the Pentagon.
North Korea’s Nukes: Time for The Pentagon’s Philosopher-in-Chief to Step In?
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson
August 11, 2017
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson
Forget quick victories; great power wars are usually determined by protracted attrition warfare.
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson
South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
August 10, 2017
South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
It was the third freedom of navigation operation conducted during the presidency of Donald Trump.
South China Sea: US Navy Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Mooring Trials Next Month
August 10, 2017
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Mooring Trials Next Month
China’s first home-grown carrier will reportedly be inducted ahead of schedule.
China’s New Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Mooring Trials Next Month
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Well Behind Schedule
August 10, 2017
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Well Behind Schedule
India’s defense industry is behind schedule in delivering the country’s first indigenous fighter jet.
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Well Behind Schedule
India to Commission Advanced Attack Submarine This Month
August 09, 2017
India to Commission Advanced Attack Submarine This Month
The first out of six new diesel-electric submarines is expected to be delivered to the Indian Navy this August.
India to Commission Advanced Attack Submarine This Month
No, India’s Army Did Not Play a ‘Significant Role’ at Dunkirk
August 08, 2017
No, India’s Army Did Not Play a ‘Significant Role’ at Dunkirk
When discussing India’s role in World War II, let’s stick to the historical facts.
No, India’s Army Did Not Play a ‘Significant Role’ at Dunkirk
Russia: Strategic Bomber Upgrade ‘Top Priority’
August 08, 2017
Russia: Strategic Bomber Upgrade ‘Top Priority’
Russia’s Ministry of Defense continues to emphasize the upgrade of its strategic bomber force.
Russia: Strategic Bomber Upgrade ‘Top Priority’
India Should Co-Produce Stealth Fighter With Russia, Defense Ministry Panel Says
August 08, 2017
India Should Co-Produce Stealth Fighter With Russia, Defense Ministry Panel Says
An expert panel appointed by the Indian Ministry of Defense reportedly recommends co-production of a new stealth fighter jet.
India Should Co-Produce Stealth Fighter With Russia, Defense Ministry Panel Says
China to Likely Induct New Aircraft Carrier Ahead of Schedule
August 07, 2017
China to Likely Induct New Aircraft Carrier Ahead of Schedule
China’s first home-grown carrier could be delivered to the navy as early as the end of 2018.
China to Likely Induct New Aircraft Carrier Ahead of Schedule
The Coming War in Asia: Why It Is Hard to Imagine the Unimaginable
August 03, 2017
The Coming War in Asia: Why It Is Hard to Imagine the Unimaginable
War in the Asia-Pacific region remains a real possibility and it will occur when we least expect it.
The Coming War in Asia: Why It Is Hard to Imagine the Unimaginable
Indonesia Commissions First Attack Submarine in 34 Years
August 03, 2017
Indonesia Commissions First Attack Submarine in 34 Years
The new submarine will be a major boost to Indonesia’s burgeoning undersea warfare capabilities.
Indonesia Commissions First Attack Submarine in 34 Years
This Is How Europe Conquered Asia
August 03, 2017
This Is How Europe Conquered Asia
It was not just superior technology that enabled European states to establish colonies in Asia.
This Is How Europe Conquered Asia
Distributed Lethality in the Works: US Test Fires New Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile
August 02, 2017
Distributed Lethality in the Works: US Test Fires New Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile
Lockheed Martin reportedly successfully test fired for the first time a surface-launched variant of its new anti-ship missile.
Distributed Lethality in the Works: US Test Fires New Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile
Russia Lays Down 2 Attack Subs For Pacific Fleet
August 02, 2017
Russia Lays Down 2 Attack Subs For Pacific Fleet
The first new sub is expected to be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2019.
Russia Lays Down 2 Attack Subs For Pacific Fleet
Japan to Arm Fighter Jets With New Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile
July 31, 2017
Japan to Arm Fighter Jets With New Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile
Japan reportedly will retrofit its F-2 fighter jets with a new supersonic anti-ship missile.
Japan to Arm Fighter Jets With New Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Completes First Flight Operations
July 31, 2017
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Completes First Flight Operations
The lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers conducted its first fixed-wing flight operations at sea.
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Completes First Flight Operations
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