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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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Will Iran Buy Russian Fighter Jets?
August 26, 2016
Will Iran Buy Russian Fighter Jets?
Iran’s defense minister reiterated Tehran’s interest in new Russian combat aircraft.
Will Iran Buy Russian Fighter Jets?
India: Delivery of 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan Faces Delay
August 25, 2016
India: Delivery of 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan Faces Delay
The last of four helicopters remains grounded due to missing spare parts.
India: Delivery of 4th Combat Helicopter to Afghanistan Faces Delay
Top Secret Data on India’s New Stealth Attack Submarine Leaked
August 24, 2016
Top Secret Data on India’s New Stealth Attack Submarine Leaked
French defense contractor DCNS suffered a massive leak of secret documents.
Top Secret Data on India’s New Stealth Attack Submarine Leaked
South Korea to Add More Missiles Capable of Hitting All of North Korea
August 19, 2016
South Korea to Add More Missiles Capable of Hitting All of North Korea
South Korea’s military will greatly increase the number of Hyunmoo ballistic and cruise missiles in its arsenal.
South Korea to Add More Missiles Capable of Hitting All of North Korea
Russia Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile in Far East
August 19, 2016
Russia Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile in Far East
The test occurred during a large-scale military exercise in Russia’s Amur Region and the Trans-Baikal Territory.
Russia Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile in Far East
China and US Navies Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Drill
August 18, 2016
China and US Navies Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Drill
The Chinese and U.S. navies also held a Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea exercise.
China and US Navies Conduct Joint Search and Rescue Drill
US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
August 18, 2016
US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
The new unmanned aerial vehicles will join the U.S. Air Force by the middle of 2019.
US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
Taiwan to Receive New US Anti-Ship Missile Gun System for Warships
August 17, 2016
Taiwan to Receive New US Anti-Ship Missile Gun System for Warships
Taiwan’s navy will receive 13 sets of Phalanx close-in weapons systems as part of a larger U.S. arms package.
Taiwan to Receive New US Anti-Ship Missile Gun System for Warships
US to Upgrade Japanese and South Korean Destroyers With Latest Combat System
August 17, 2016
US to Upgrade Japanese and South Korean Destroyers With Latest Combat System
Japanese and South Korean destroyers are to receive the latest variant of the Aegis Combat System.
US to Upgrade Japanese and South Korean Destroyers With Latest Combat System
Latest Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
August 16, 2016
Latest Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
The eighth Littoral Combat Ship has been delivered to the U.S. Navy.
Latest Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy
US B-52 Bomber Drops First Stealthy Cruise Missile From Bomb Bay
August 16, 2016
US B-52 Bomber Drops First Stealthy Cruise Missile From Bomb Bay
The U.S. Air Force’s B-52 bomber just became a lot deadlier.
US B-52 Bomber Drops First Stealthy Cruise Missile From Bomb Bay
Deterring China: Japan to Develop New Anti-Ship Missile for Defense of Senkakus
August 15, 2016
Deterring China: Japan to Develop New Anti-Ship Missile for Defense of Senkakus
Tokyo intends to deploy a new anti-ship missile to deter Chinese advances in the East China Sea.
Deterring China: Japan to Develop New Anti-Ship Missile for Defense of Senkakus
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
August 14, 2016
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
U.S. General John Nicholson wants New Delhi to deliver more combat helicopters to the Afghan Air Force.
US General Asks India for More Military Assistance in Afghanistan
Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft
August 14, 2016
Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft
The Sri Lanka Air Force intends to procure 8-12 new combat aircraft replacing its obsolete fleet of aging fighter jets.
Sri Lanka Mulls Purchase of New Fighter Aircraft
Top US Naval Officer in Asia Calls for Military Transparency in China Visit
August 11, 2016
Top US Naval Officer in Asia Calls for Military Transparency in China Visit
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet urged the Chinese military to be more transparent about its intentions.
Top US Naval Officer in Asia Calls for Military Transparency in China Visit
Meet the ‘Backbone’ of China’s Deadly New Tank Force
August 11, 2016
Meet the ‘Backbone’ of China’s Deadly New Tank Force
Chinese military experts agree that the ZTZ-96B will become the mainstay of the PLA’s tank corps.
Meet the ‘Backbone’ of China’s Deadly New Tank Force
Vietnam Deploys Precision-Guided Rocket Artillery in South China Sea
August 10, 2016
Vietnam Deploys Precision-Guided Rocket Artillery in South China Sea
Hanoi has purportedly moved new mobile rocket launchers on bases in the disputed Spratly Islands.
Vietnam Deploys Precision-Guided Rocket Artillery in South China Sea
US Air Force Deploys Supersonic Strategic Bombers to Pacific
August 10, 2016
US Air Force Deploys Supersonic Strategic Bombers to Pacific
It is the first deployment of a B-1B Lancer bomber to the region in over a decade.
US Air Force Deploys Supersonic Strategic Bombers to Pacific
More Deadly Missiles: Upgraded Warship Rejoins China’s South Sea Fleet
August 10, 2016
More Deadly Missiles: Upgraded Warship Rejoins China’s South Sea Fleet
A 6,100-ton destroyer is slated to return to active duty with the Chinese navy and it is deadlier than ever.
More Deadly Missiles: Upgraded Warship Rejoins China’s South Sea Fleet
Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter
August 10, 2016
Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter
Singapore has put on hold an order for F-35B stealth combat aircraft.
Enough Air Power? Singapore Drops the F-35 Stealth Fighter
China Launches Yet Another ‘Carrier Killer’ Destroyer
August 09, 2016
China Launches Yet Another ‘Carrier Killer’ Destroyer
The new class of destroyers will be larger than expected.
China Launches Yet Another ‘Carrier Killer’ Destroyer
India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile From Fighter Jet
August 09, 2016
India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile From Fighter Jet
The BrahMos cruise missile will be test fired in December following a drop test from a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI in August.
India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile From Fighter Jet
Will Kuwait Purchase Pakistan’s New Fighter Jet?
August 08, 2016
Will Kuwait Purchase Pakistan’s New Fighter Jet?
Pakistan has offered the JF-17 fighter jet and Super Mushshak trainer aircraft to the Kuwait Air Force.
Will Kuwait Purchase Pakistan’s New Fighter Jet?
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
August 08, 2016
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
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