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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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Contact: franz-stefan@thediplomat.com 

Will Pakistan Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Air Defense System?
February 17, 2017
Will Pakistan Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Air Defense System?
The Pakistan military is purportedly toying with the idea of procuring the S-400 missile air defense system.
Will Pakistan Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Air Defense System?
US Navy’s Newest Stealth Warship Will Take to Sea this Week
February 17, 2017
US Navy’s Newest Stealth Warship Will Take to Sea this Week
The lead vessel of the U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer class will begin testing its combat systems this week.
US Navy’s Newest Stealth Warship Will Take to Sea this Week
India, Russia to Finalize S-400 Missile Air Defense System Deal in 2017
February 17, 2017
India, Russia to Finalize S-400 Missile Air Defense System Deal in 2017
India and Russia are expected to sign a contract by the end of 2017, according to a Russian official.
India, Russia to Finalize S-400 Missile Air Defense System Deal in 2017
Will Sweden Supply India’s Latest Fighter Jet?
February 16, 2017
Will Sweden Supply India’s Latest Fighter Jet?
Swedish aircraft maker Saab has offered to set up a production line in India to co-produce up to 250 new fighter jets.
Will Sweden Supply India’s Latest Fighter Jet?
South Korea Mulls Ballistic Missile Test
February 16, 2017
South Korea Mulls Ballistic Missile Test
In response to Pyongyang’s recent intermediate-range launch, Seoul is considering test firing a ballistic missile.
South Korea Mulls Ballistic Missile Test
US Navy Christens New Littoral Combat Ship
February 15, 2017
US Navy Christens New Littoral Combat Ship
The latest addition to the U.S. Navy’s fleet of Littoral Combat Ships will be commissioned in 2018.
US Navy Christens New Littoral Combat Ship
India Successfully Tests Prithvi Defense Vehicle, A New Missile Killer System
February 15, 2017
India Successfully Tests Prithvi Defense Vehicle, A New Missile Killer System
The Indian military successfully destroyed an incoming missile on February 12.
India Successfully Tests Prithvi Defense Vehicle, A New Missile Killer System
US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific
February 11, 2017
US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific
The United States continues its forward deployment of B-1B Lancer heavy strategic bombers on Guam.
US Air Force Rotates Supersonic Strategic Bombers in the Asia-Pacific
Pakistan Kicks off Large Multinational Naval Exercise
February 11, 2017
Pakistan Kicks off Large Multinational Naval Exercise
The naval drill involves 37 countries including China, Russia, and the United States.
Pakistan Kicks off Large Multinational Naval Exercise
US, Japan Practice Defending Ryukyu Islands
February 10, 2017
US, Japan Practice Defending Ryukyu Islands
The U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force kicked off their annual Iron Fist Exercise this week.
US, Japan Practice Defending Ryukyu Islands
Indian Navy Practices Sinking Chinese Subs in Largest-Ever Military Exercise
February 10, 2017
Indian Navy Practices Sinking Chinese Subs in Largest-Ever Military Exercise
The Indian Navy kicked off its Theater Readiness Operational Exercise (TROPEX) on January 24.
Indian Navy Practices Sinking Chinese Subs in Largest-Ever Military Exercise
Will Russia’s Air Force Receive a 5th Generation Fighter Jet in 2018?
February 09, 2017
Will Russia’s Air Force Receive a 5th Generation Fighter Jet in 2018?
Delivery of the fifth-generation T-50 (PAK FA) fighter jet may begin in 2018, according to senior defense officials.
Will Russia’s Air Force Receive a 5th Generation Fighter Jet in 2018?
US Offered to Send Its Most Advanced Stealth Destroyer to South Korea
February 09, 2017
US Offered to Send Its Most Advanced Stealth Destroyer to South Korea
The U.S. Navy floated the idea to South Korean lawmakers this January.
US Offered to Send Its Most Advanced Stealth Destroyer to South Korea
Pakistan to Order 50 More Fighter Jets in 2017
February 08, 2017
Pakistan to Order 50 More Fighter Jets in 2017
The Pakistan military is likely to place an order for an additional 50 JF-17 fighter jets this year.
Pakistan to Order 50 More Fighter Jets in 2017
China to Receive 10 Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017
February 08, 2017
China to Receive 10 Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017
Ten aircraft will be delivered this year, followed by another ten in 2018.
China to Receive 10 Su-35 Advanced Fighter Jets in 2017
US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
February 07, 2017
US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
A U.S. Navy ship successfully destroyed a ballistic missile target with a new “hit-to-kill” interceptor.
US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
February 07, 2017
US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
The Republic of Korea Air Force is slated to receive over 100 new U.S.-made air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles.
US Clears $140 Million Missile Deal With South Korea
South Korea to Buy 12 Sub Killer Helicopters
January 27, 2017
South Korea to Buy 12 Sub Killer Helicopters
Seoul will field 12 additional maritime patrol helicopters by 2022 to counter North Korean submarines.
South Korea to Buy 12 Sub Killer Helicopters
India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers
January 27, 2017
India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers
The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RFI) for a new carrier-based fighter jet this month.
India Seeks 57 New Naval Fighter Jets for Carriers
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 3 Russian Strategic Bombers
January 26, 2017
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 3 Russian Strategic Bombers
Is Russia stepping up its aerial patrols in the Asia-Pacific region?
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 3 Russian Strategic Bombers
Rattled By Pakistan? India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
January 26, 2017
Rattled By Pakistan? India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
India is slated to test launch an intermediate-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile at the end of the month.
Rattled By Pakistan? India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
Pakistan Tests New Ballistic Missile Capable of Carrying Multiple Nuclear Warheads
January 25, 2017
Pakistan Tests New Ballistic Missile Capable of Carrying Multiple Nuclear Warheads
Pakistan has completed the first flight test of the Ababeel surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
Pakistan Tests New Ballistic Missile Capable of Carrying Multiple Nuclear Warheads
Russia Makes Progress on Fielding New Fleet of Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
January 25, 2017
Russia Makes Progress on Fielding New Fleet of Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
A super quiet nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine has recently completed crucial tests.
Russia Makes Progress on Fielding New Fleet of Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
Russia: Is Putin’s Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble?
January 25, 2017
Russia: Is Putin’s Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble?
Russia’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile program might be encountering a few technical roadblocks.
Russia: Is Putin’s Deadliest Weapons Program in Trouble?
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