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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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Will China’s First Homemade Carrier Take to the Sea in February?
January 18, 2018
Will China’s First Homemade Carrier Take to the Sea in February?
China’s new aircraft carrier could embark on its maiden voyage already in February after the Chinese New Year.
Will China’s First Homemade Carrier Take to the Sea in February?
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
January 18, 2018
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
The U.S. State Department approved a possible sale of U.S.-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptors to Japan.
US to Sell Anti-Ballistic Missiles to Japan
US Redeploys Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Asia-Pacific
January 18, 2018
US Redeploys Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Asia-Pacific
The U.S. is deploying six B-52H Stratofortress bombers to the island of Guam in the Western Pacific.
US Redeploys Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Asia-Pacific
US Warship Capable of Operating F-35B Arrives in Japan
January 17, 2018
US Warship Capable of Operating F-35B Arrives in Japan
The amphibious assault ship is replacing another forward deployed U.S. Navy flattop of the same class in the region.
US Warship Capable of Operating F-35B Arrives in Japan
US, Japan Kick off Joint Military Exercise
January 17, 2018
US, Japan Kick off Joint Military Exercise
The U.S. Marine Corps and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force kicked off their annual Iron Fist Exercise on January 12.
US, Japan Kick off Joint Military Exercise
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
January 16, 2018
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
A new guided-missile stealth frigate has reportedly entered service with the North Sea Fleet.
China Inducts 26th Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate Into Service
China Kicks Off Construction of New Supercarrier
January 05, 2018
China Kicks Off Construction of New Supercarrier
China has reportedly started building its third aircraft carrier.
China Kicks Off Construction of New Supercarrier
Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
January 05, 2018
Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
Stanley Kubrick’s iconic dark comedy continues to highlight the importance of nuclear command-and-control safety mechanisms.
Dr. Strangelove and the Insane Reality of Nuclear Command-and-Control
Russia Inducted 80 New ICBMs in Last 5 Years
January 04, 2018
Russia Inducted 80 New ICBMs in Last 5 Years
Russia’s strategic missile force inducted 80 new ICBMs in the last five years.
Russia Inducted 80 New ICBMs in Last 5 Years
China Takes Delivery of 10 Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets
January 04, 2018
China Takes Delivery of 10 Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets
Russia has delivered the second batch of Su-35 fighter jets to China, according to a source.
China Takes Delivery of 10 Russian Su-35 Fighter Jets
US Shipbuilder Scores $468 Million Contract for New Ballistic Missile Sub
January 03, 2018
US Shipbuilder Scores $468 Million Contract for New Ballistic Missile Sub
Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a contract for Columbia-class integrated product and process development.
US Shipbuilder Scores $468 Million Contract for New Ballistic Missile Sub
China’s New Killer Drone Conducts Missile Firing Tests
January 03, 2018
China’s New Killer Drone Conducts Missile Firing Tests
The Wing Loong II drone hit five successive targets with five separate types of missiles during a recent test flight.
China’s New Killer Drone Conducts Missile Firing Tests
India-Russia Missile Air Defense Deal Still Delayed
January 02, 2018
India-Russia Missile Air Defense Deal Still Delayed
A contract for the delivery of Russian-made S-400 missile air defense systems to India has still not been signed.
India-Russia Missile Air Defense Deal Still Delayed
India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
January 02, 2018
India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
New Delhi is purportedly considering purchasing second-hand Mi-35 helicopters for the Afghan military.
India’s Plans to Buy Helicopter Gunships for Afghanistan
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
December 29, 2017
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
China’s first homegrown large amphibious aircraft conducted its first flight test on December 24.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
India’s Advanced Air Defense Interceptor Destroys Incoming Ballistic Missile in Test
December 28, 2017
India’s Advanced Air Defense Interceptor Destroys Incoming Ballistic Missile in Test
This was the third successful test of India’s indigenously built and designed anti-ballistic missile in 2017.
India’s Advanced Air Defense Interceptor Destroys Incoming Ballistic Missile in Test
India’s Air Force Initiates Purchase of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
December 28, 2017
India’s Air Force Initiates Purchase of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
The Indian Air Force issued a request for proposal (RFP) to aircraft maker HAL for the procurement of 83 fighter jets on December 20.
India’s Air Force Initiates Purchase of 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
Indian Air Force, Army to Buy 15 Light Combat Helicopters
December 28, 2017
Indian Air Force, Army to Buy 15 Light Combat Helicopters
The Indian Ministry of Defense has initiated the procurement of 15 indigenously built and designed light helicopter gunships.
Indian Air Force, Army to Buy 15 Light Combat Helicopters
South Korea Moves Forward With Plans to Buy 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
December 22, 2017
South Korea Moves Forward With Plans to Buy 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
South Korea’s DAPA has purportedly initiated the procurement process for 20 more F-35As.
South Korea Moves Forward With Plans to Buy 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets
India to Arm 40 Su-30 Fighter Jets With BrahMos Cruise Missile By 2020
December 22, 2017
India to Arm 40 Su-30 Fighter Jets With BrahMos Cruise Missile By 2020
Work has begun to integrate the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 40 Indian Air Force fighter jets.
India to Arm 40 Su-30 Fighter Jets With BrahMos Cruise Missile By 2020
China Launches New Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
December 20, 2017
China Launches New Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) latest guided-missile frigate was launched on December 16.
China Launches New Type 054A Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
December 20, 2017
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet approved the procurement of two Aegis Ashore batteries.
Japan’s Shinzo Abe Approves Ballistic Missile Defense Expansion
China Claims 'New Breakthroughs in Anti-Missile Cooperation' with Russia
December 19, 2017
China Claims 'New Breakthroughs in Anti-Missile Cooperation' with Russia
A joint Sino-Russian missile defense exercise concluded on December 16.
China Claims 'New Breakthroughs in Anti-Missile Cooperation' with Russia
Australia’s Deadliest Warship to Be Fitted With New Anti-Air Warfare Defense Technology
December 19, 2017
Australia’s Deadliest Warship to Be Fitted With New Anti-Air Warfare Defense Technology
Australia’s latest guided-missile destroyer will be fitted with the so-called cooperative engagement capability.
Australia’s Deadliest Warship to Be Fitted With New Anti-Air Warfare Defense Technology
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