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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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Confirmed: 2nd Ballistic Missile Sub Joins Russia’s Pacific Fleet
September 28, 2016
Confirmed: 2nd Ballistic Missile Sub Joins Russia’s Pacific Fleet
Another one of Russia’s deadliest nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines has arrived in the Pacific.
Confirmed: 2nd Ballistic Missile Sub Joins Russia’s Pacific Fleet
Australia’s Most Powerful Warship Completes Sea Trials
September 27, 2016
Australia’s Most Powerful Warship Completes Sea Trials
Australia’s first air warfare destroyer successfully completed sea trials this month.
Australia’s Most Powerful Warship Completes Sea Trials
A2/AD Threat: Russian Army Adds 2nd S-400 Regiment in 2016
September 23, 2016
A2/AD Threat: Russian Army Adds 2nd S-400 Regiment in 2016
By the end of the year, the Russian military will field a total of 16 S-400 air defense system regiments.
A2/AD Threat: Russian Army Adds 2nd S-400 Regiment in 2016
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
September 23, 2016
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved the sale on September 21.
US Clears $1.9 Billion Sale of KC-46A Tanker Aircraft to Japan
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Suffers Engineering Casualty
September 22, 2016
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Suffers Engineering Casualty
The repairs on the new warship could take up to two weeks, according to the U.S. Navy.
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Suffers Engineering Casualty
US Strategic Bomber Makes Closest Flight Ever to North Korea
September 22, 2016
US Strategic Bomber Makes Closest Flight Ever to North Korea
For the first time in 20 years, a B-1B Lancer heavy strategic bomber landed on the Korean peninsula.
US Strategic Bomber Makes Closest Flight Ever to North Korea
Groundhog Day: 5th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action in a Year
September 19, 2016
Groundhog Day: 5th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action in a Year
Another week and another Littoral Combat Ship suffers an engineering casualty.
Groundhog Day: 5th US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action in a Year
Déjà Vu: Pakistan and Nigeria to Sign JF-17 Fighter Jet Deal in November
September 19, 2016
Déjà Vu: Pakistan and Nigeria to Sign JF-17 Fighter Jet Deal in November
Pakistan and Nigeria purportedly already inked a memorandum of understanding covering the sale.
Déjà Vu: Pakistan and Nigeria to Sign JF-17 Fighter Jet Deal in November
Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
September 18, 2016
Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
Franz-Stefan Gady speaks with the author of India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia.
Making Modern South Asia: India's Role in World War II
China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016
September 17, 2016
China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016
A Sino-Russian contract for 24 Su-35 combat aircraft was signed in November 2015.
China to Receive 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia in 2016
India and US Hold Joint Military Exercise Near Chinese Border
September 16, 2016
India and US Hold Joint Military Exercise Near Chinese Border
The annual military drill focuses on counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations.
India and US Hold Joint Military Exercise Near Chinese Border
India’s Most Powerful Destroyer: Navy to Launch Second Project 15B Warship
September 16, 2016
India’s Most Powerful Destroyer: Navy to Launch Second Project 15B Warship
The stealth guided missile destroyer will be launched in Mumbai on September 17.
India’s Most Powerful Destroyer: Navy to Launch Second Project 15B Warship
Distributed Lethality at Work: Combining the F-35 and Aegis Missile Defense
September 15, 2016
Distributed Lethality at Work: Combining the F-35 and Aegis Missile Defense
The U.S. Navy conducted its first live fire exercise to test the integration of two of its most advanced weapon systems.
Distributed Lethality at Work: Combining the F-35 and Aegis Missile Defense
Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Ever Military Exercise
September 14, 2016
Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Ever Military Exercise
The joint drill will involve approximately 200 military personnel from the two sides. The rest remains a mystery.
Russia and Pakistan to Hold First Ever Military Exercise
South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
September 14, 2016
South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
South Korea is considering procuring 20 more F-35s to enhance its air combat power vis-à-vis the North.
South Korea Mulling Purchase of 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
Russia’s Military to Receive 100 New T-14 Armata Battle Tanks
September 14, 2016
Russia’s Military to Receive 100 New T-14 Armata Battle Tanks
The first batch of T-14 main battle tanks has already been delivered to the Russian Ground Forces for trials.
Russia’s Military to Receive 100 New T-14 Armata Battle Tanks
Russia Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
September 13, 2016
Russia Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
The primary aim of the missile drill was to test the ICBM’s capability to overcome advanced missile defense systems.
Russia Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
US to Dispatch Nuclear-Capable Supersonic Bombers to South Korea
September 13, 2016
US to Dispatch Nuclear-Capable Supersonic Bombers to South Korea
The bomber flight will be a show of resolve in the face of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test.
US to Dispatch Nuclear-Capable Supersonic Bombers to South Korea
India-France Fighter Jet Deal May Be Inked This Week
September 13, 2016
India-France Fighter Jet Deal May Be Inked This Week
After a 16 month delay, a contract for the purchase of 36 French fighter jets could be signed within a week.
India-France Fighter Jet Deal May Be Inked This Week
India and Russia Reach Agreement Over 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
September 12, 2016
India and Russia Reach Agreement Over 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
New Delhi and Moscow purportedly have finally agreed to a work-share agreement for the co-production of a new warplane.
India and Russia Reach Agreement Over 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
US Agrees to Supply Taiwan With Advanced Torpedoes
September 09, 2016
US Agrees to Supply Taiwan With Advanced Torpedoes
The United States is purportedly ready to approve the sale of MK-48 heavyweight torpedoes.
US Agrees to Supply Taiwan With Advanced Torpedoes
Confirmed: Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive 6 New Attack Submarines
September 09, 2016
Confirmed: Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive 6 New Attack Submarines
A contract for the construction of six diesel-electric attack submarines was signed this week.
Confirmed: Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive 6 New Attack Submarines
US Army to Deploy 1,400 Airborne Troops to Afghanistan
September 08, 2016
US Army to Deploy 1,400 Airborne Troops to Afghanistan
Elements of the 101st Airborne Division will be deployed to support counterterrorism operations in the country.
US Army to Deploy 1,400 Airborne Troops to Afghanistan
US Navy to Hold Massive Naval Drill in Western Pacific
September 08, 2016
US Navy to Hold Massive Naval Drill in Western Pacific
The exercise will include over a dozen surface warships, 180 aircraft, and 18,000 military personnel.
US Navy to Hold Massive Naval Drill in Western Pacific
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