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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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Brexit: The American Founding Fathers Had it Right: Direct Democracy Is a Dead Duck
June 25, 2016
Brexit: The American Founding Fathers Had it Right: Direct Democracy Is a Dead Duck
David Cameron should have heeded Alexander Hamilton’s skepticism of ‘pure democracy.’
Brexit: The American Founding Fathers Had it Right: Direct Democracy Is a Dead Duck
Confirmed: Turkey to Modernize Pakistan’s Attack Submarine Fleet
June 24, 2016
Confirmed: Turkey to Modernize Pakistan’s Attack Submarine Fleet
A Turkish defense firm has been awarded a contract to modernize three Pakistani attack submarines.
Confirmed: Turkey to Modernize Pakistan’s Attack Submarine Fleet
India Mulls Purchase of US Maritime Patrol Drones for Indian Ocean
June 23, 2016
India Mulls Purchase of US Maritime Patrol Drones for Indian Ocean
India sent a letter of request to the U.S. last week outlining its desire to acquire Predator UAVs.
India Mulls Purchase of US Maritime Patrol Drones for Indian Ocean
Russia’s Deadliest Subs to Receive New Heat-Seeking Torpedos
June 23, 2016
Russia’s Deadliest Subs to Receive New Heat-Seeking Torpedos
The Russian Navy expects the new weapon to be operational by 2017.
Russia’s Deadliest Subs to Receive New Heat-Seeking Torpedos
Are Chinese Cyberattacks Against US Targets in Decline?
June 22, 2016
Are Chinese Cyberattacks Against US Targets in Decline?
A new report argues that there has been a decline in the number of Chinese cyberattacks against U.S. targets.
Are Chinese Cyberattacks Against US Targets in Decline?
Japan Extends Anti-Piracy Mission off Somalia For Another Year
June 22, 2016
Japan Extends Anti-Piracy Mission off Somalia For Another Year
Two Japanese destroyers and two maritime patrol aircraft will continue their anti-piracy mission into 2017.
Japan Extends Anti-Piracy Mission off Somalia For Another Year
Is Pakistan Secretly Testing a New Chinese Killer Drone?
June 22, 2016
Is Pakistan Secretly Testing a New Chinese Killer Drone?
The recent crash of a UAV in Pakistan appears to confirm that Islamabad is mulling the purchase of new combat drones.
Is Pakistan Secretly Testing a New Chinese Killer Drone?
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
June 21, 2016
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived in Kabul last week.
Afghan Air Force Gets 5 New Attack Helicopters
Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive New Ballistic Missile Sub by Year-End
June 21, 2016
Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive New Ballistic Missile Sub by Year-End
A new Russian ballistic missile sub will head to the Pacific this year, a senior Russian military officer claims.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet to Receive New Ballistic Missile Sub by Year-End
Afghanistan: 14 Nepali Security Guards Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack in Kabul
June 21, 2016
Afghanistan: 14 Nepali Security Guards Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack in Kabul
Bomb attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country killed at least 23 on Monday.
Afghanistan: 14 Nepali Security Guards Killed in Suicide Bomber Attack in Kabul
Is Russia's ‘Deadliest Tank’ Cheaper Than European and US Armor?
June 17, 2016
Is Russia's ‘Deadliest Tank’ Cheaper Than European and US Armor?
The T-14 armored platform is cheaper than Western analogs, the Russian defense industry claims.
Is Russia's ‘Deadliest Tank’ Cheaper Than European and US Armor?
US Navy Sends Electronic Attack Warplanes to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
June 17, 2016
US Navy Sends Electronic Attack Warplanes to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
Four aircraft arrived at Clark Air Base for pilot training and to support U.S. Navy operations in the South China Sea.
US Navy Sends Electronic Attack Warplanes to Philippines Amid South China Sea Tensions
China-US Relations in Cyberspace: A Half-Year Assessment
June 16, 2016
China-US Relations in Cyberspace: A Half-Year Assessment
While some progress has been made, China-U.S. relations in cyberspace remain fragile and cooperation tenuous.
China-US Relations in Cyberspace: A Half-Year Assessment
China-US Talks on Cybercrime: What Are the Outcomes?
June 16, 2016
China-US Talks on Cybercrime: What Are the Outcomes?
What were the outcomes of the second rounds of Sino-U.S. talks on cybercrime and related issues?
China-US Talks on Cybercrime: What Are the Outcomes?
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
June 16, 2016
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
100 new tanks and armored personnel carriers purportedly arrived at Russia’s largest military base abroad.
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
South Korea Receives Four New ‘Submarine Killer’ Helicopters
June 15, 2016
South Korea Receives Four New ‘Submarine Killer’ Helicopters
The Republic of Korea Navy will operationally deploy the new aircraft by the middle of 2017.
South Korea Receives Four New ‘Submarine Killer’ Helicopters
US-Pakistan F-16 Deal Is Dead: Islamabad Mulling Jordan F-16 Fighter Jets Instead
June 15, 2016
US-Pakistan F-16 Deal Is Dead: Islamabad Mulling Jordan F-16 Fighter Jets Instead
Islamabad is considering the purchase of 16 used F-16 from Jordan, according to Pakistan’s Defense Secretary.
US-Pakistan F-16 Deal Is Dead: Islamabad Mulling Jordan F-16 Fighter Jets Instead
Afghanistan, Pakistan Move Heavy Weapons and Troops to Khyber Pass
June 15, 2016
Afghanistan, Pakistan Move Heavy Weapons and Troops to Khyber Pass
One Afghan soldier and one Pakistani officer have been killed and 22 wounded in clashes at Torkham Border crossing.
Afghanistan, Pakistan Move Heavy Weapons and Troops to Khyber Pass
China Commissions New ‘Submarine Killer’ Warship for South China Sea
June 14, 2016
China Commissions New ‘Submarine Killer’ Warship for South China Sea
The new ship’s main area of responsibility will be the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.
China Commissions New ‘Submarine Killer’ Warship for South China Sea
Russia Launches First New Military Icebreaker in 45 Years
June 14, 2016
Russia Launches First New Military Icebreaker in 45 Years
Moscow has been gradually expanding its power projection capabilities in the Arctic.
Russia Launches First New Military Icebreaker in 45 Years
Does Pakistan Have More Nuclear Warheads Than India?
June 14, 2016
Does Pakistan Have More Nuclear Warheads Than India?
Yes, according to a new analysis by a Stockholm-based think tank.
Does Pakistan Have More Nuclear Warheads Than India?
Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far
June 10, 2016
Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far
Until now, Afghanistan’s new A-29 light attack aircraft have only been using unguided bombs against Taliban targets.
Afghan Air Force’s A-29s Only Drop ‘Dumb’ Bombs in Air Strikes so far
Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
June 10, 2016
Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
Rapid technological changes in underwater warfare may make the submarine as we know it obsolete by the 2040s.
Are Australia’s New Subs Already Obsolete?
Indian Air Force Set to Induct First Female Fighter Pilots in June
June 09, 2016
Indian Air Force Set to Induct First Female Fighter Pilots in June
The first batch of women fighter pilots will be inducted into the Indian Air Force on June 18.
Indian Air Force Set to Induct First Female Fighter Pilots in June
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