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Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady is a Senior Editor with The Diplomat.

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 Christian Science Monitor, and Slate among other publications.

Franz-Stefan also is a Senior Fellow with the EastWest Institute where he edits the Policy Innovation Blog. He is the author of a number of monographs and book chapters on Asian and European security issues.

His analysis has been featured in The Financial Times and The Wallstreet Journal, and on Al Jazeera and PBSamong others.

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US Air Force Flies Another B-52H Bomber Mission Over South China Sea
March 14, 2019
US Air Force Flies Another B-52H Bomber Mission Over South China Sea
The U.S. conducted a B-52H bomber mission over the South China Sea on March 13.
US Air Force Flies Another B-52H Bomber Mission Over South China Sea
Japan’s F-35 Stealth Fighters Get New Standoff Anti-Ship Capability
March 13, 2019
Japan’s F-35 Stealth Fighters Get New Standoff Anti-Ship Capability
Norway’s Kongsberg has inked a deal with Tokyo to supply its Joint Strike Missile to the Japan Air Self Defense Force.
Japan’s F-35 Stealth Fighters Get New Standoff Anti-Ship Capability
Report: JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block III Fighter Jet Production Is Underway
March 13, 2019
Report: JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block III Fighter Jet Production Is Underway
Production of the JF-17 Block III aircraft has reportedly started, according to the fighter jet’s chief designer.
Report: JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block III Fighter Jet Production Is Underway
Japan, UK, US to Hold Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Western Pacific
March 13, 2019
Japan, UK, US to Hold Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Western Pacific
For the second time in three months the three countries are holding an anti-submarine warfare exercise in Asian waters.
Japan, UK, US to Hold Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Western Pacific
USS <i>Gerald R. Ford</i> Accepts Second Advanced Weapons Elevator
March 12, 2019
USS Gerald R. Ford Accepts Second Advanced Weapons Elevator
Weapons elevators are an important component in guaranteeing faster aircraft sortie rates from the new supercarrier.
USS Gerald R. Ford Accepts Second Advanced Weapons Elevator
Japan to Commission 10th <i>Soryu</i>-Class Attack Sub This Month
March 12, 2019
Japan to Commission 10th Soryu-Class Attack Sub This Month
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's latest diesel-electric attack submarine will be commissioned on March 18.
Japan to Commission 10th Soryu-Class Attack Sub This Month
Taiwan Mulls F-16 Viper Fighter Purchase From the US
March 12, 2019
Taiwan Mulls F-16 Viper Fighter Purchase From the US
Taiwan is considering procuring up to 66 F-16 Viper fighter jets from the United States.
Taiwan Mulls F-16 Viper Fighter Purchase From the US
Russia: Project 09852 Nuclear Torpedo-Carrying Sub to Enter Service in 2020
March 11, 2019
Russia: Project 09852 Nuclear Torpedo-Carrying Sub to Enter Service in 2020
Russia’s first submarine capable of launching the Poseidon nuclear-tipped torpedo will reportedly be operational next year.
Russia: Project 09852 Nuclear Torpedo-Carrying Sub to Enter Service in 2020
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Embarks on ‘First Operational Period at Sea’
March 11, 2019
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Embarks on ‘First Operational Period at Sea’
The USS Zumwalt left San Diego on March 8 for its “first operational period at sea.”
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Embarks on ‘First Operational Period at Sea’
Report: India, Russia Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Attack Submarine Deal
March 07, 2019
Report: India, Russia Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Attack Submarine Deal
India and Russia have reportedly signed a $3 billion lease agreement for a nuclear-powered attack sub today.
Report: India, Russia Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Attack Submarine Deal
China to Send 100 PLA Personnel to Russia for S-400 Air Defense System Training
March 07, 2019
China to Send 100 PLA Personnel to Russia for S-400 Air Defense System Training
Russia is set to train another 100 Chinese servicemen for the PLA’s second S-400 air defense system regiment.
China to Send 100 PLA Personnel to Russia for S-400 Air Defense System Training
Andrea and Mauro Gilli on Why China Can't Steal Its Way to Military-Technological Superiority
March 06, 2019
Andrea and Mauro Gilli on Why China Can't Steal Its Way to Military-Technological Superiority
Why industrial espionage and reverse engineering military technology will yield less and less benefits in the 21st century.
Andrea and Mauro Gilli on Why China Can't Steal Its Way to Military-Technological Superiority
US Air Force Flies 2 B-52H Bombers Over East and South China Seas
March 06, 2019
US Air Force Flies 2 B-52H Bombers Over East and South China Seas
The U.S. has conducted a B-52H bomber mission over contested waters in the Indo-Pacific region on March 4.
US Air Force Flies 2 B-52H Bombers Over East and South China Seas
Japan Commissions New Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer
March 06, 2019
Japan Commissions New Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer
The second Asahi-class guided missile destroyer was commissioned in late February.
Japan Commissions New Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer
US Navy Commissions New <i>Independence</i>-Class Littoral Combat Ship
March 06, 2019
US Navy Commissions New Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship
The USS Charleston was commissioned on March 2 in South Carolina.
US Navy Commissions New Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship
Pakistan’s Navy Spotted, Warned Indian Submarine in Arabian Sea
March 05, 2019
Pakistan’s Navy Spotted, Warned Indian Submarine in Arabian Sea
Pakistan’s Navy claimed that it has “detected and blocked” an Indian Navy submarine from entering Pakistani territorial waters.
Pakistan’s Navy Spotted, Warned Indian Submarine in Arabian Sea
The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat
March 05, 2019
The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat
The F-35C Lightning II has achieved initial operational capability, the U.S. Navy announced last month.
The US Navy’s Carrier-Capable F-35C Stealth Fighter Is Ready for Combat
India, Russia To Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Sub Deal This Week
March 05, 2019
India, Russia To Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Sub Deal This Week
India and Russia are set to sign a $3 billion lease agreement for a nuclear-powered attack sub on March 7, according to local media reports.
India, Russia To Sign $3 Billion Nuclear Sub Deal This Week
Russia’s T-90M Main Battle Tank to Complete State Trials in 2019
March 04, 2019
Russia’s T-90M Main Battle Tank to Complete State Trials in 2019
Russia’s upgraded T-90 main battle tank may finish state trials this year, according to media reports.
Russia’s T-90M Main Battle Tank to Complete State Trials in 2019
Russia’s Latest Diesel-Electric Attack Sub to Commence Sea Trials in 2019
February 28, 2019
Russia’s Latest Diesel-Electric Attack Sub to Commence Sea Trials in 2019
The Russian Navy’s second Lada-class diesel-electric attack sub will undergo a series of trials in 2019.
Russia’s Latest Diesel-Electric Attack Sub to Commence Sea Trials in 2019
India and Pakistan’s Main Battle Tank Forces: An Overview
February 28, 2019
India and Pakistan’s Main Battle Tank Forces: An Overview
The two South Asian rivals field two of the world’s largest tank armies.
India and Pakistan’s Main Battle Tank Forces: An Overview
Has Pakistan’s JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block II Fighter Jet Engaged in its First Dogfight?
February 28, 2019
Has Pakistan’s JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block II Fighter Jet Engaged in its First Dogfight?
Pakistan claims it has shot down two Indian Air Force fighter jets on February 27. The aerial combat may have involved the JF-17 fighter jet.
Has Pakistan’s JF-17 ‘Thunder’ Block II Fighter Jet Engaged in its First Dogfight?
US Navy Commissions Latest <i>Independence</i>-Class Littoral Combat Ship
February 27, 2019
US Navy Commissions Latest Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship
The USS Tulsa was commissioned on February 16 in San Francisco, California.
US Navy Commissions Latest Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship
Russia to Receive First Su-57 Stealth Fighter in 2019
February 27, 2019
Russia to Receive First Su-57 Stealth Fighter in 2019
The Russian Air Force is expected to take delivery of the first Su-57 by year’s end.
Russia to Receive First Su-57 Stealth Fighter in 2019
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