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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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China Launches New Guided-Missile Destroyer
June 30, 2017
China Launches New Guided-Missile Destroyer
China launched the 13th Type 052D destroyer on June 26.
China Launches New Guided-Missile Destroyer
China Launches Next-Generation Guided-Missile Destroyer
June 29, 2017
China Launches Next-Generation Guided-Missile Destroyer
A new domestically-produced warship was launched in Shanghai on June 28.
China Launches Next-Generation Guided-Missile Destroyer
Japan to Arm F-35 Joint Strike Fighter With Long-Range Stand-off Missile
June 29, 2017
Japan to Arm F-35 Joint Strike Fighter With Long-Range Stand-off Missile
Japan’s military is slowly acquiring more offensive capabilities.
Japan to Arm F-35 Joint Strike Fighter With Long-Range Stand-off Missile
Russia’s Deadliest Sub Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
June 28, 2017
Russia’s Deadliest Sub Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
The missile fired from a submerged position purportedly successfully destroyed all designated targets.
Russia’s Deadliest Sub Test Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Russia to Launch its Deadliest Ballistic Missile Submarine in August
June 27, 2017
Russia to Launch its Deadliest Ballistic Missile Submarine in August
The Russian Navy will float out an improved variant of its latest class of ballistic missile submarines in the summer.
Russia to Launch its Deadliest Ballistic Missile Submarine in August
US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea
June 26, 2017
US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea
According to local media reports, U.S. forces deployed precision-guided missiles at an airbase in South Korea.
US Deploys 10 Long-Range Air-to-Ground Missiles to South Korea
Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea
June 24, 2017
Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea
The new 800-kilometer missile can purportedly hit targets anywhere in the North.
Seoul Test Fires New Ballistic Missile in Warning to North Korea
India, Russia Sign ‘Military Cooperation Roadmap’
June 23, 2017
India, Russia Sign ‘Military Cooperation Roadmap’
New Delhi and Moscow are set to deepen bilateral defense ties in the coming years.
India, Russia Sign ‘Military Cooperation Roadmap’
Trump-Modi Meeting: India to Push for Predator Drone Sale
June 23, 2017
Trump-Modi Meeting: India to Push for Predator Drone Sale
India continues to push the U.S. government to sell the Indian Navy advanced surveillance drones.
Trump-Modi Meeting: India to Push for Predator Drone Sale
2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific
June 22, 2017
2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific
A second supercarrier has entered the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations.
2nd US Navy Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Asia Pacific
Russia’s Military to Start Operational Evaluation of T-14 Tank in 2019
June 22, 2017
Russia’s Military to Start Operational Evaluation of T-14 Tank in 2019
Russia’s deadliest tank is slated to enter service in 2020.
Russia’s Military to Start Operational Evaluation of T-14 Tank in 2019
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
June 22, 2017
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
The U.S. Navy’s most expensive warship ever will be commissioned in July.
US Navy Sets Commissioning Date for $13 Billion Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier
India, Russia to ‘Soon’ Set Delivery Date for S-400 Missile Air Defense Systems
June 21, 2017
India, Russia to ‘Soon’ Set Delivery Date for S-400 Missile Air Defense Systems
Russia and India are in the final stages of negotiations over the delivery date of new missile air defense systems.
India, Russia to ‘Soon’ Set Delivery Date for S-400 Missile Air Defense Systems
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
June 21, 2017
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
The U.S. Air Force dispatched two B-1B Lancers for joint drills with Japanese and South Korean military aircraft.
Following Death of Otto Warmbier, US Sends Strategic Bombers off Korean Peninsula
Boeing Wins Contract to Support Indian Navy’s New Sub-Killer Planes
June 21, 2017
Boeing Wins Contract to Support Indian Navy’s New Sub-Killer Planes
The U.S. defense contractor will continue to support the operational readiness of the Indian Navy’s P-8I Neptune fleet.
Boeing Wins Contract to Support Indian Navy’s New Sub-Killer Planes
Lockheed Martin Agrees to Build F-16 Fighter Jets in India
June 20, 2017
Lockheed Martin Agrees to Build F-16 Fighter Jets in India
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin agreed to set up F-16 production facilities in India.
Lockheed Martin Agrees to Build F-16 Fighter Jets in India
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
June 15, 2017
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
Among other things, Beijing and Islamabad agreed to “safeguard the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.”
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
Indian Warships Arrive in Australia for Military Exercise
June 13, 2017
Indian Warships Arrive in Australia for Military Exercise
The Indian Navy and Royal Australian Navy will hold their first-ever bilateral naval drill off the coast of Western Australia this month.
Indian Warships Arrive in Australia for Military Exercise
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
June 13, 2017
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
Testifying in front of U.S. lawmakers, the Pentagon’s new chief declared North Korea his top security concern.
US Defense Secretary: North Korea ‘Most Urgent and Dangerous Threat’ to US Security
India Set to Deploy Armed Helicopters Along Eastern Border to Counter China
June 13, 2017
India Set to Deploy Armed Helicopters Along Eastern Border to Counter China
India is expected to dispatch a squadron of helicopters to the border to strengthen its military presence there.
India Set to Deploy Armed Helicopters Along Eastern Border to Counter China
After Joint Military Exercise in South China Sea, US Warship Visits China
June 13, 2017
After Joint Military Exercise in South China Sea, US Warship Visits China
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer arrived in Zhanjiang, China for a scheduled port visit on June 12.
After Joint Military Exercise in South China Sea, US Warship Visits China
Russia’s Navy to Operate 7 Next-Generation Ballistic Missile Subs by 2021
June 12, 2017
Russia’s Navy to Operate 7 Next-Generation Ballistic Missile Subs by 2021
Russia’s defense minister recently announced that the Russian Navy will operate seven ballistic missile submarines by 2021.
Russia’s Navy to Operate 7 Next-Generation Ballistic Missile Subs by 2021
Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
June 12, 2017
Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
The Indian Navy’s most advanced submarines still lack adequate armament.
Is India's Submarine Fleet Defenseless?
Chinese Warships Visit Pakistan
June 12, 2017
Chinese Warships Visit Pakistan
Three Chinese warships arrived in the port city of Karachi on June 10 for a four-day goodwill and training visit.
Chinese Warships Visit Pakistan
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