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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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Prime Minister: Vietnam Won’t Pursue Military Buildup in the South China Sea
May 26, 2016
Prime Minister: Vietnam Won’t Pursue Military Buildup in the South China Sea
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that Vietnam will not pursue a military buildup in the South China.
Prime Minister: Vietnam Won’t Pursue Military Buildup in the South China Sea
Did India Hide a Failed Supersonic Missile Test?
May 26, 2016
Did India Hide a Failed Supersonic Missile Test?
Despite reports to the contrary, the test of an Indian ballistic missile defense system apparently was a failure.
Did India Hide a Failed Supersonic Missile Test?
US Senator: US Navy Should Help Vietnam in South China Sea
May 26, 2016
US Senator: US Navy Should Help Vietnam in South China Sea
Senator John McCain is pushing for more cooperation on maritime security issues between the United States and Vietnam.
US Senator: US Navy Should Help Vietnam in South China Sea
Australia’s First New Anti-Submarine Warfare Plane Completes Maiden Flight
May 25, 2016
Australia’s First New Anti-Submarine Warfare Plane Completes Maiden Flight
The Royal Australian Air Force’s first Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft completed its maiden flight today.
Australia’s First New Anti-Submarine Warfare Plane Completes Maiden Flight
Indian Navy Commissions New Fast Attack Craft
May 25, 2016
Indian Navy Commissions New Fast Attack Craft
The Indian Navy recently inducted a new high-speed offshore patrol vessel.
Indian Navy Commissions New Fast Attack Craft
5 Navy Officers Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Trying to Attack US Warship
May 25, 2016
5 Navy Officers Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Trying to Attack US Warship
The five officers allegedly tried to steal a Pakistani warship to attack a U.S. naval vessel.
5 Navy Officers Sentenced to Death in Pakistan for Trying to Attack US Warship
For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports
May 24, 2016
For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports
A Russian official thinks that the lifting of the arms embargo will not ‘affect the export of Russian weapons.'
For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports
Indonesia Receives First Batch of New German-made Main Battle Tanks
May 24, 2016
Indonesia Receives First Batch of New German-made Main Battle Tanks
Indonesia took delivery of eight of 61 Leopard 2 main battle tanks upgraded for urban warfare.
Indonesia Receives First Batch of New German-made Main Battle Tanks
South Korea, Japan to Hold Missile Defense Drill in June
May 23, 2016
South Korea, Japan to Hold Missile Defense Drill in June
The drill will take place before the 2016 RIMPAC maritime warfare exercise off Hawaii.
South Korea, Japan to Hold Missile Defense Drill in June
Russian Naval Expert Calls US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer ‘Giant Washtub’
May 20, 2016
Russian Naval Expert Calls US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer ‘Giant Washtub’
The U.S. Navy is slated to take possession of its newest surface warship this Friday.
Russian Naval Expert Calls US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer ‘Giant Washtub’
Russia Supplied S-300 Air Defense Battalion to Iran
May 20, 2016
Russia Supplied S-300 Air Defense Battalion to Iran
The Kremlin expects the rest of the air defense systems to be supplied by the end of 2016.
Russia Supplied S-300 Air Defense Battalion to Iran
India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea
May 19, 2016
India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea
The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet sailed out today on an operational deployment to the South China and North West Pacific.
India Sends Stealth Warships to South China Sea
Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016
May 18, 2016
Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016
A Russian shipyard will deliver two new frigates to Vietnam in the summer.
Vietnam to Receive 2 Russian Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships in 2016
US Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched Drones
May 18, 2016
US Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched Drones
The new drone is optimized for Anti-Access/Area Denial environments.
US Navy to Deploy Submarine-Launched Drones
India Successfully Tests Supersonic Interceptor Missile
May 18, 2016
India Successfully Tests Supersonic Interceptor Missile
Pakistan says that the recent missile test will disturb the regional balance of power.
India Successfully Tests Supersonic Interceptor Missile
Will China Sell New Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missiles to Pakistan?
May 17, 2016
Will China Sell New Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missiles to Pakistan?
Islamabad is expecting Beijing to finalize a proposal for the possible sale of Chinese surface-to-air missiles.
Will China Sell New Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missiles to Pakistan?
Naval Version of India’s Light Combat Aircraft Successfully Completes Flight Tests
May 17, 2016
Naval Version of India’s Light Combat Aircraft Successfully Completes Flight Tests
The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft successfully completed flight trials in Goa in March and April.
Naval Version of India’s Light Combat Aircraft Successfully Completes Flight Tests
Can China’s Ballistic Missiles Hit Guam?
May 17, 2016
Can China’s Ballistic Missiles Hit Guam?
A new report highlights substantial progress in China’s strike capabilities.
Can China’s Ballistic Missiles Hit Guam?
India to Postpone Purchase of Russian S-400 Missile Defense System
May 11, 2016
India to Postpone Purchase of Russian S-400 Missile Defense System
An Indian official claims that a budget crunch will delay the procurement of the missile defense systems by two years.
India to Postpone Purchase of Russian S-400 Missile Defense System
Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan
May 11, 2016
Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan
A-29 Super Tucano aircraft have flown hundreds of close-air support and training missions since January.
Afghan Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft Conducts More than 260 Sorties in Afghanistan
Blocked F-16 Deal: Pakistan Threatens to Buy Chinese or Russian Fighter Aircraft
May 11, 2016
Blocked F-16 Deal: Pakistan Threatens to Buy Chinese or Russian Fighter Aircraft
After U.S. lawmakers blocked funds for the purchase of eight F-16s, Pakistan is eyeing Chinese and Russian aircraft.
Blocked F-16 Deal: Pakistan Threatens to Buy Chinese or Russian Fighter Aircraft
Iran Denies Testing Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile
May 11, 2016
Iran Denies Testing Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile
Iran’s defense minister disputes that a test-launch of a precision-guided missile with a 2,000 kilometer range occurred.
Iran Denies Testing Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile
Russia Developing New Nuclear Missiles Capable of Penetrating US Defenses
May 11, 2016
Russia Developing New Nuclear Missiles Capable of Penetrating US Defenses
Russia wants to modernize 70 percent of its intercontinental ballistic missile arsenal by 2018.
Russia Developing New Nuclear Missiles Capable of Penetrating US Defenses
India’s Light Combat Helicopter to Start Weapons Trials
May 10, 2016
India’s Light Combat Helicopter to Start Weapons Trials
The Light Combat Helicopter will undergo weapons tests in July and August.
India’s Light Combat Helicopter to Start Weapons Trials
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