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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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Indonesia, Russia Locked in ‘Intensive Talks’ Over Su-35 Fighter Jet Deal
December 02, 2016
Indonesia, Russia Locked in ‘Intensive Talks’ Over Su-35 Fighter Jet Deal
So far, Jakarta and Moscow have been unable to come to an agreement over the purchase of up to ten Su-35s.
Indonesia, Russia Locked in ‘Intensive Talks’ Over Su-35 Fighter Jet Deal
Japan Receives 1st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
December 02, 2016
Japan Receives 1st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
The aircraft was officially handed over to the Japan Air Self Defense Force on November 28.
Japan Receives 1st F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
F-35B Completes Weapons Load Testing on US Navy Amphibious Assault Ship
December 02, 2016
F-35B Completes Weapons Load Testing on US Navy Amphibious Assault Ship
The F-35B just completed crucial tests aboard the U.S. Navy’s largest assault ship.
F-35B Completes Weapons Load Testing on US Navy Amphibious Assault Ship
Confirmed: India Signs Deal for 145 US Guns
December 01, 2016
Confirmed: India Signs Deal for 145 US Guns
India is purchasing 145 ultralight howitzers from the United States.
Confirmed: India Signs Deal for 145 US Guns
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
December 01, 2016
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
New Delhi has finally delivered the last of four combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.
India Delivers 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan
Iran, Russia Inching Closer to Su-30 Fighter Jet Deal
December 01, 2016
Iran, Russia Inching Closer to Su-30 Fighter Jet Deal
Iran’s defense minister recently announced that Moscow has accepted Tehran’s conditions for a possible fighter jet deal.
Iran, Russia Inching Closer to Su-30 Fighter Jet Deal
US Navy, Cybersecurity, and Distributed Lethality: A Conversation With Adm. Rowden
November 23, 2016
US Navy, Cybersecurity, and Distributed Lethality: A Conversation With Adm. Rowden
An exclusive interview with Vice Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, commander of Naval Surface Forces.
US Navy, Cybersecurity, and Distributed Lethality: A Conversation With Adm. Rowden
US Navy’s Newest Stealth Warship Breaks Down
November 22, 2016
US Navy’s Newest Stealth Warship Breaks Down
The U.S. Navy’s most technologically advanced destroyer has suffered an engineering casualty.
US Navy’s Newest Stealth Warship Breaks Down
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
November 22, 2016
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
The Japanese government has approved new duties for Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.
Japan’s Military Deploys Abroad With New Rules of Engagement
India Commissions New Stealth Warship
November 22, 2016
India Commissions New Stealth Warship
The Indian Navy’s latest guided-missile destroyer boasts significant anti-surface warfare capabilities.
India Commissions New Stealth Warship
India’s Prime Minister Clears Purchase of 145 US Guns
November 22, 2016
India’s Prime Minister Clears Purchase of 145 US Guns
India is slated to buy 145 ultralight Howitzers from the United States.
India’s Prime Minister Clears Purchase of 145 US Guns
China, India Hold Joint Military Drill
November 17, 2016
China, India Hold Joint Military Drill
China and India kicked off a joint military exercise today in western India.
China, India Hold Joint Military Drill
US Admiral: US Army Needs to Create Ship-Killing Units for South China Sea
November 17, 2016
US Admiral: US Army Needs to Create Ship-Killing Units for South China Sea
The head of U.S. Pacific Command wants the U.S. Army to play a more active role in the Western Pacific.
US Admiral: US Army Needs to Create Ship-Killing Units for South China Sea
Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon
November 16, 2016
Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon
In our ‘post-truth’ world we need to rediscover the urgency of philosophical inquiry.
Why We Need Philosophers in the Pentagon
China Publicly Displays New Killer Drone for 1st Time
November 16, 2016
China Publicly Displays New Killer Drone for 1st Time
Last week, China publicly unveiled its latest and most capable attack drone during the Zhuhai Airshow.
China Publicly Displays New Killer Drone for 1st Time
Next Stop South China Sea? China’s 1st Aircraft Carrier ‘Ready for Combat’
November 16, 2016
Next Stop South China Sea? China’s 1st Aircraft Carrier ‘Ready for Combat’
A communist party official claims that China’s sole carrier is “constantly prepared for war.”
Next Stop South China Sea? China’s 1st Aircraft Carrier ‘Ready for Combat’
Iran, China Sign Military Cooperation Agreement
November 15, 2016
Iran, China Sign Military Cooperation Agreement
Iran and China are reportedly slated to hold joint military drills in the near future.
Iran, China Sign Military Cooperation Agreement
Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?
November 15, 2016
Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?
Defense hawks are embracing Donald Trump’s idea of expanding U.S. naval power.
Trump’s New Navy: Does the US Really Need 350 Warships?
India-Japan Military Aircraft Deal Faces Further Delays
November 15, 2016
India-Japan Military Aircraft Deal Faces Further Delays
India’s MOD is seeking clarification over the Indian Navy’s requirement for 12 amphibious aircraft from Japan.
India-Japan Military Aircraft Deal Faces Further Delays
Iran and Russia Negotiating $10 Billion Arms Deal
November 15, 2016
Iran and Russia Negotiating $10 Billion Arms Deal
Iran is reportedly interested in purchasing Russian-made aircraft, artillery, and tanks.
Iran and Russia Negotiating $10 Billion Arms Deal
Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
November 11, 2016
Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
Examining the worst case and most likely scenarios when it comes to war under President Trump.
Could Trump Actually Start a Nuclear War?
Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
November 10, 2016
Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
Isolationism or military buildup?
Time to Go 'Huge'? What Will Trump’s Defense Policy in Asia Be?
South Korea Launches Latest Attack Submarine
November 10, 2016
South Korea Launches Latest Attack Submarine
The South Korean Navy’s eighth attack submarine was launched this week.
South Korea Launches Latest Attack Submarine
Confirmed: India’s Next Aircraft Carrier Will Be Nuclear
November 09, 2016
Confirmed: India’s Next Aircraft Carrier Will Be Nuclear
Indian naval planners have anonymously revealed important details about India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier.
Confirmed: India’s Next Aircraft Carrier Will Be Nuclear
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