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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, Foreign Policy 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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Explaining America’s Gun Culture to China
July 28, 2016
Explaining America’s Gun Culture to China
How a Chinese intelligence analyst might explain the United States’ obsession with firearms.
Explaining America’s Gun Culture to China
Indian Army to Receive 100 New Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns
July 27, 2016
Indian Army to Receive 100 New Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns
A contract is likely to be signed within the next two months.
Indian Army to Receive 100 New Self-Propelled Howitzer Guns
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
July 26, 2016
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
Satellite imagery indicates that a HQ-9 battery was taken off Woody Island on or around July 10.
Has China Withdrawn A Long-Range Missile Battery From Woody Island?
US Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Completes Acceptance Trials
July 25, 2016
US Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Completes Acceptance Trials
The new warship is expected to be commissioned in late October.
US Navy’s Newest Littoral Combat Ship Completes Acceptance Trials
US B-52 Bomber Drops Precision-Guided Bomb From Internal Weapons Bay for the First Time
July 25, 2016
US B-52 Bomber Drops Precision-Guided Bomb From Internal Weapons Bay for the First Time
A B-52 bomber successfully released a JDAM precision-guided bomb from its internal bomb bay for the first time in test.
US B-52 Bomber Drops Precision-Guided Bomb From Internal Weapons Bay for the First Time
China Urges Japan Not to Intervene in South China Sea
July 25, 2016
China Urges Japan Not to Intervene in South China Sea
China wants Japan to stay out of the South China Sea territorial disputes during an upcoming ASEAN meeting.
China Urges Japan Not to Intervene in South China Sea
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
July 24, 2016
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
China has completed production of one of the world’s largest seaplanes for use in the South China Sea.
Next Stop Spratly Islands? China Rolls Out World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft
Boeing to Produce 4 Anti-Submarine Warfare Planes for Australia
July 24, 2016
Boeing to Produce 4 Anti-Submarine Warfare Planes for Australia
A U.S. Navy contract modification awarded the U.S. aircraft maker a $100 million order for four new aircraft.
Boeing to Produce 4 Anti-Submarine Warfare Planes for Australia
 ISIS Kills at Least 80 in Deadly Suicide Attack in Kabul
July 24, 2016
ISIS Kills at Least 80 in Deadly Suicide Attack in Kabul
Two suicide bombers struck a peaceful demonstration in Kabul today killing at least 80 and wounding over 230 people.
ISIS Kills at Least 80 in Deadly Suicide Attack in Kabul
RIMPAC 2016: US Navy Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Littoral Combat Ship
July 23, 2016
RIMPAC 2016: US Navy Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Littoral Combat Ship
While the launch of a Harpoon anti-ship missile was a success, it failed to hit its designated target.
RIMPAC 2016: US Navy Test-Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Littoral Combat Ship
Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
July 22, 2016
Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
U.S. defense contractor Boeing has been awarded a $545 million contract for the delivery of 4 V-22 aircraft to Japan.
Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
US Clears Sale of Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles to Japan
July 22, 2016
US Clears Sale of Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 246 missiles to be used for anti-air warfare at sea.
US Clears Sale of Advanced Surface-to-Air Missiles to Japan
Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?
July 21, 2016
Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?
New Delhi’s experience with French submarines could come in handy for Australia’s shipbuilding industry.
Will India Help Build Australia’s New Submarines?
Top Chinese Admiral: China Ready to Counter ‘Any Aggression’ in South China Sea
July 20, 2016
Top Chinese Admiral: China Ready to Counter ‘Any Aggression’ in South China Sea
The admiral’s remarks come amidst a three-day visit by the U.S. Navy’s chief of naval operations to China.
Top Chinese Admiral: China Ready to Counter ‘Any Aggression’ in South China Sea
US Navy to Expand Fleet of Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ships
July 20, 2016
US Navy to Expand Fleet of Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ships
Last month, the US Navy awarded a contract for the construction of a third large-deck amphibious assault warship.
US Navy to Expand Fleet of Largest-Ever Amphibious Assault Ships
China and US Conduct Joint Submarine Rescue Drill
July 20, 2016
China and US Conduct Joint Submarine Rescue Drill
The joint submarine rescue exercise took place during Rim of the Pacific 2016 off the coast of Hawaii.
China and US Conduct Joint Submarine Rescue Drill
Russia Delivers First Missiles for Iran’s New Air Defense System
July 19, 2016
Russia Delivers First Missiles for Iran’s New Air Defense System
The first batch of missiles for the S-300 air defense system has recently been delivered, Iran claims.
Russia Delivers First Missiles for Iran’s New Air Defense System
China Will Soon Field New Lightweight Gun Howitzer
July 19, 2016
China Will Soon Field New Lightweight Gun Howitzer
A Chinese defense contractor has announced that development of a new gun howitzer for the PLA is complete.
China Will Soon Field New Lightweight Gun Howitzer
China Flies Nuclear-Capable Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
July 19, 2016
China Flies Nuclear-Capable Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
It remains unclear whether the flight over Scarborough Shoal occurred before or after the July 12 PCA verdict.
China Flies Nuclear-Capable Bomber Over Disputed Feature in South China Sea
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
July 19, 2016
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
The recent delivery increases the Afghan Air Force’s fleet of light attack helicopters from 18 to 23.
Afghanistan Receives 5 New Attack Helicopters
India, Japan Call on China not to Use Force in South China Sea Disputes
July 15, 2016
India, Japan Call on China not to Use Force in South China Sea Disputes
The Indian and Japanese defense ministers urged parties to “show utmost respect for the UNCLOS.”
India, Japan Call on China not to Use Force in South China Sea Disputes
India Successfully Tests New Advanced Artillery Gun System
July 15, 2016
India Successfully Tests New Advanced Artillery Gun System
India’s Defense Ministry announced a “technological breakthrough” during technical trials of a new gun.
India Successfully Tests New Advanced Artillery Gun System
Germany to Upgrade Two Indian Attack Submarines
July 14, 2016
Germany to Upgrade Two Indian Attack Submarines
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems signed a deal with the Indian Navy on June 29.
Germany to Upgrade Two Indian Attack Submarines
Delivery of US Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Delayed
July 14, 2016
Delivery of US Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Delayed
According to a U.S. Navy spokesperson, the delay has to do with “first-of-class” issues.
Delivery of US Navy’s New Aircraft Carrier Delayed
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