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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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Russia’s First <i>Borei-A</i>-Class Missile Sub to Enter Second Round of Sea Trials in June
June 17, 2019
Russia’s First Borei-A-Class Missile Sub to Enter Second Round of Sea Trials in June
Sea trials of the first upgraded variant of the Borei-A-class nuclear missile sub will reportedly begin at the end of this month.
Russia’s First Borei-A-Class Missile Sub to Enter Second Round of Sea Trials in June
US Warns India Over S-400 Air Defense System Deal With Russia
June 17, 2019
US Warns India Over S-400 Air Defense System Deal With Russia
A senior U.S. diplomat warned India over procuring S-400 air defense systems from Russia in a recent congressional testimony.
US Warns India Over S-400 Air Defense System Deal With Russia
Japan’s Largest Flattop Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Port
June 17, 2019
Japan’s Largest Flattop Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Port
The first-of-class JS Izumo made a port call in Vietnam this month, as part of its annual Indo-Pacific deployment.
Japan’s Largest Flattop Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Port
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets in Response to Chinese Spy Plane Over Miyako Strait
June 17, 2019
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets in Response to Chinese Spy Plane Over Miyako Strait
For the first time in over a month, Japan’s Ministry of Defense has publicized the interception of a foreign military aircraft.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets in Response to Chinese Spy Plane Over Miyako Strait
US to Christen New Littoral Combat Ship
June 14, 2019
US to Christen New Littoral Combat Ship
The U.S. Navy will christen its newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship on June 15.
US to Christen New Littoral Combat Ship
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
June 12, 2019
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
The U.S. and Japanese carriers jointly participated in a number of naval drills to enhance interoperability between the two navies.
US, Japan Aircraft Carriers Conduct Naval Exercise in South China Sea
Report: Russia’s Military Aircraft Industry Ready to Mass-Produce Su-57
June 12, 2019
Report: Russia’s Military Aircraft Industry Ready to Mass-Produce Su-57
The Komsomolk-on-Amur aircraft plant in the Russian Far East is ready to start mass-production of the Su-57 fighter jet.
Report: Russia’s Military Aircraft Industry Ready to Mass-Produce Su-57
Report: India Fast-Tracks Integration of BrahMos Missile Into Su-30MKI Fighters
June 11, 2019
Report: India Fast-Tracks Integration of BrahMos Missile Into Su-30MKI Fighters
The Indian government has reportedly decided to fast-track the integration of BrahMos missiles into Su-30MKI fighter jets.
Report: India Fast-Tracks Integration of BrahMos Missile Into Su-30MKI Fighters
South Korea’s Navy Receives Upgraded <em>Chang Bogo I</em>-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
June 11, 2019
South Korea’s Navy Receives Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
A South Korean shipbuilder handed over to the Navy a retrofitted Chang Bogo I-class diesel-electric sub earlier this week.
South Korea’s Navy Receives Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Carrier to Visit Vietnam This Month
June 10, 2019
Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier to Visit Vietnam This Month
As part of its Indo-Pacific deployment this year, the JS Izumo is slated to make a port call in Vietnam.
Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier to Visit Vietnam This Month
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
June 10, 2019
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
Japan’s air force says that “spatial disorientation” likely caused the pilot to crash his F-35A into the Pacific Ocean on April 9.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force: Pilot Error Likely Cause of F-35A Crash
Russia Says US Cruiser Nearly Caused Collision in East China Sea
June 07, 2019
Russia Says US Cruiser Nearly Caused Collision in East China Sea
The U.S. Navy has rejected the Russian characterization of the incident.
Russia Says US Cruiser Nearly Caused Collision in East China Sea
Japan’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Death of Missing F-35A Fighter Jet Pilot
June 07, 2019
Japan’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Death of Missing F-35A Fighter Jet Pilot
The Japanese minister of defense officially confirmed the death of a pilot who went missing with his F-35A on April 9.
Japan’s Ministry of Defense Confirms Death of Missing F-35A Fighter Jet Pilot
India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
June 05, 2019
India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
An anti-ship variant of the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was test launched earlier this week.
India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
Russia’s Pacific Fleet Conducts Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise
June 04, 2019
Russia’s Pacific Fleet Conducts Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise
The recent anti-submarine warfare drill involved surface combatants and aircraft of the Russian Pacific Fleet.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet Conducts Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise
Japan Stops Search for Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
June 04, 2019
Japan Stops Search for Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
The Japanese government has stopped searching for a F-35A fighter aircraft that crashed into the Pacific Ocean almost two months ago.
Japan Stops Search for Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet
Alessio Patalano on Japan’s Growing Naval Power
June 04, 2019
Alessio Patalano on Japan’s Growing Naval Power
Aircraft carriers and F-35B stealth fighters: Japan is incrementally building up its offensive maritime capabilities.
Alessio Patalano on Japan’s Growing Naval Power
Russia to Showcase Su-57 Stealth Fighter at Air Show
June 04, 2019
Russia to Showcase Su-57 Stealth Fighter at Air Show
Russia’s first purported stealth fighter will demonstrate its capabilities at an airshow outside Moscow at the end of August.
Russia to Showcase Su-57 Stealth Fighter at Air Show
India’s Air Force Mulls Arming Su-30MKI Fleet With I-Derby Extended Range Missiles
June 04, 2019
India’s Air Force Mulls Arming Su-30MKI Fleet With I-Derby Extended Range Missiles
The Indian Air Force’s Su-30MKI fleet could be armed with the beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile by 2022.
India’s Air Force Mulls Arming Su-30MKI Fleet With I-Derby Extended Range Missiles
Japan Takes Delivery of First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
June 03, 2019
Japan Takes Delivery of First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
Northrop Grumman has announced that it has delivered the first E-2D aircraft to the Japan Air Self Defense Force.
Japan Takes Delivery of First E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
Trump Tours Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Carrier Hailing its Future F-35B Capability
May 28, 2019
Trump Tours Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier Hailing its Future F-35B Capability
The U.S. president boarded the flattop along with the Japanese prime minister on May 28 wrapping up his Japan trip.
Trump Tours Japan’s Izumo-Class Carrier Hailing its Future F-35B Capability
India Conducts Test Firing of Indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery System
May 27, 2019
India Conducts Test Firing of Indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery System
User trials of India’s new indigenously designed and developed towed howitzer kicked off last Friday.
India Conducts Test Firing of Indigenous Advanced Towed Artillery System
Russia Launches New Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker
May 27, 2019
Russia Launches New Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker
The last and final ship of a new class of Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers was launched on May 25 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russia Launches New Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker
Japanese Flattop and Destroyer Conduct Joint Naval Drill With Indian Stealth Frigate
May 27, 2019
Japanese Flattop and Destroyer Conduct Joint Naval Drill With Indian Stealth Frigate
Indian Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force conducted a joint exercise in the Andaman Sea last week.
Japanese Flattop and Destroyer Conduct Joint Naval Drill With Indian Stealth Frigate
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