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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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India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops
July 23, 2018
India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops
The Japanese defense minister is reportedly arranging a visit to India in August to discuss expanding military exercises between the two countries.
India, Japan to Hold First-Ever Military Exercises Involving Ground Troops
India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise
July 23, 2018
India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise
The Indian Air Force will for the first time participate in the Royal Australian Air Force’s biennial ‘Pitch Black’ air combat drill.
India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise
Russia Begins Sea Trials of Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone
July 21, 2018
Russia Begins Sea Trials of Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone
Russia’s latest doomsday weapon is designed to create a radioactive Tsunami wave that would engulf entire coastal cities.
Russia Begins Sea Trials of Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drone
India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier to Enter Sea Trials in Early 2020
July 21, 2018
India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier to Enter Sea Trials in Early 2020
India’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will begin sea trials in early 2020, according to the Indian Ministry of Defense.
India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier to Enter Sea Trials in Early 2020
Russia Completes Ejection Tests of RS-28 Sarmat ICBM
July 20, 2018
Russia Completes Ejection Tests of RS-28 Sarmat ICBM
Following the successful completion of pop-up tests, the first test launch of Russia’s new ICBM is imminent.
Russia Completes Ejection Tests of RS-28 Sarmat ICBM
Russia Test Fires ‘Kinzhal’ Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
July 20, 2018
Russia Test Fires ‘Kinzhal’ Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
A MiG-31K fighter recently test fired the ‘Kinzhal’ air-launched ballistic missile, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Russia Test Fires ‘Kinzhal’ Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
Is China Equipping Its Marine Corps With a New Lightweight Battle Tank?
July 19, 2018
Is China Equipping Its Marine Corps With a New Lightweight Battle Tank?
An image posted on Chinese online forums may indicate that the Chinese marine corps has been equipped with a new tank.
Is China Equipping Its Marine Corps With a New Lightweight Battle Tank?
Russia’s Military Receives Additional New S-400 Long-Range Air Defense Regiment
July 19, 2018
Russia’s Military Receives Additional New S-400 Long-Range Air Defense Regiment
The Russian military took delivery of another complete S-400 regiment this week.
Russia’s Military Receives Additional New S-400 Long-Range Air Defense Regiment
The US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Inches Closer to Combat Deployment
July 19, 2018
The US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Inches Closer to Combat Deployment
The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier began a post-availability shakedown period on July 15.
The US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Inches Closer to Combat Deployment
Russian Navy to Get New Stealth Frigate This Month
July 18, 2018
Russian Navy to Get New Stealth Frigate This Month
The Russian Navy is expected to receive the first-of-class Project 22350 frigate on July 28.
Russian Navy to Get New Stealth Frigate This Month
Indian Army to Test Fire US-Made Ultralight Howitzer This Month
July 18, 2018
Indian Army to Test Fire US-Made Ultralight Howitzer This Month
The Indian Army will resume firing tests of four M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers this month.
Indian Army to Test Fire US-Made Ultralight Howitzer This Month
Taiwan Stands Up 1st Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter Brigade
July 18, 2018
Taiwan Stands Up 1st Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter Brigade
The new Apache helicopter gunships will “play a pivotal role in boosting Taiwan’s combat capabilities and its defensive needs,” according to the country’s president.
Taiwan Stands Up 1st Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter Brigade
2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone
July 17, 2018
2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone
South Korea and Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers approaching the air spaces of both countries.
2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Enter South Korea’s Air Defense Identification Zone
US Navy Quietly Deploys F-35-Carrying Flattop to Asia-Pacific Region
July 16, 2018
US Navy Quietly Deploys F-35-Carrying Flattop to Asia-Pacific Region
The U.S. Navy has dispatched an amphibious ready group with a squadron of F-35Bs to the Western Pacific.
US Navy Quietly Deploys F-35-Carrying Flattop to Asia-Pacific Region
India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Missile Under ‘Extreme Weather Conditions’
July 16, 2018
India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Missile Under ‘Extreme Weather Conditions’
The supersonic cruise missile was tested as part of the service life extension program for the Indian Army.
India Test Fires BrahMos Supersonic Missile Under ‘Extreme Weather Conditions’
Pakistan, Turkey Sign Deal for 30 Helicopter Gunships
July 16, 2018
Pakistan, Turkey Sign Deal for 30 Helicopter Gunships
Pakistan has officially signed a contract for 30 Turkish-made attack helicopters last week.
Pakistan, Turkey Sign Deal for 30 Helicopter Gunships
Future of India’s Supercarrier Program Still Uncertain
July 14, 2018
Future of India’s Supercarrier Program Still Uncertain
The Indian defense ministry has still not approved construction of India’s planned new 65,000-ton flattop.
Future of India’s Supercarrier Program Still Uncertain
US Navy’s 2nd Zumwalt-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer Suffers Damage During Sea Trials
July 13, 2018
US Navy’s 2nd Zumwalt-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer Suffers Damage During Sea Trials
The stealth warship’s will need to have a main turbine engine replaced after suffering damage during sea trials.
US Navy’s 2nd Zumwalt-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer Suffers Damage During Sea Trials
South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Indigenous Long-Range Bunker Buster Cruise Missile
July 12, 2018
South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Indigenous Long-Range Bunker Buster Cruise Missile
The new missile, to be modeled after the Taurus KEPD 350, is to be carried by the KF-X fighter aircraft currently under development.
South Korea to Develop Air-Launched Indigenous Long-Range Bunker Buster Cruise Missile
Russia Will Not Mass-Produce 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
July 12, 2018
Russia Will Not Mass-Produce 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
Mass-production of the Su-57 is not needed now, according to Russia’s deputy defense minister.
Russia Will Not Mass-Produce 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
India, Japan to Submit Design Proposals for Taiwan’s New Indigenous Submarine
July 12, 2018
India, Japan to Submit Design Proposals for Taiwan’s New Indigenous Submarine
Indian and Japanese defense contractors, next to two European and two U.S. firms, are submitting design proposals for Taiwan’s future submarine fleet.
India, Japan to Submit Design Proposals for Taiwan’s New Indigenous Submarine
India Expands BrahMos Supersonic Missile Production
July 11, 2018
India Expands BrahMos Supersonic Missile Production
Indian defense contractor Larsen & Toubro has opened up a new production line to support the BrahMos Supersonic missile.
India Expands BrahMos Supersonic Missile Production
Russia to Refit 8 Strategic Bombers in 2018
July 10, 2018
Russia to Refit 8 Strategic Bombers in 2018
The Russian military aircraft industry will overhaul a total of eight Tupolev-160 and Tupolev-95MS by the end of 2018.
Russia to Refit 8 Strategic Bombers in 2018
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Misses Deadline for Final Operational Clearance
July 10, 2018
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Misses Deadline for Final Operational Clearance
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft missed another deadline to become fully combat-ready.
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Misses Deadline for Final Operational Clearance
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