Menu
Account
The Diplomat
Authors
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.

Follow him on Twitter.

Contact: f[email protected] 

Japan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept 4 Russian Strategic Bombers and 4 Fighter Jets
February 16, 2019
Japan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept 4 Russian Strategic Bombers and 4 Fighter Jets
This constitutes one of the largest single presence of Russian military aircraft near Japanese airspace in recent years.
Japan Scrambles Fighters to Intercept 4 Russian Strategic Bombers and 4 Fighter Jets
Indonesia, South Korea Close to Signing Attack Submarine Deal
February 14, 2019
Indonesia, South Korea Close to Signing Attack Submarine Deal
Indonesian is close to signing a contract for three more Type 209/1400 diesel-electric attack submarines.
Indonesia, South Korea Close to Signing Attack Submarine Deal
F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
February 14, 2019
F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
In a first, U.S. F-35Bs dropped guided bombs on practice targets during a military exercise at sea in Asia this week.
F-35B Stealth Fighters Drop Smart Bombs Over Philippine and East China Seas in Drill
Russia’s Military to Receive 12 T-14 ‘Armata’ Battle Tanks in 2019
February 14, 2019
Russia’s Military to Receive 12 T-14 ‘Armata’ Battle Tanks in 2019
The Russian military is slated to receive 12 T-14 main battle tanks and four T-16 armored recovery vehicles by year’s end.
Russia’s Military to Receive 12 T-14 ‘Armata’ Battle Tanks in 2019
US Navy Attack Sub to Participate in Japanese Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
February 13, 2019
US Navy Attack Sub to Participate in Japanese Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
A U.S. Navy submarine will participate in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Competition this week.
US Navy Attack Sub to Participate in Japanese Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
U.S. Navy Supercarrier’s Integrated Combat System Undergoes First Ever Live Fire Test
February 13, 2019
U.S. Navy Supercarrier’s Integrated Combat System Undergoes First Ever Live Fire Test
The integrated combat system of the USS Gerald R. Ford underwent its first ever live fire test this month.
U.S. Navy Supercarrier’s Integrated Combat System Undergoes First Ever Live Fire Test
Will India and the UK Co-Develop a Sixth-Generation Fighter Aircraft?
February 13, 2019
Will India and the UK Co-Develop a Sixth-Generation Fighter Aircraft?
The UK is set to invite India to collaborate on a sixth-generation fighter aircraft, according to Indian media reports.
Will India and the UK Co-Develop a Sixth-Generation Fighter Aircraft?
India’s Air Force to Receive 4 More Tejas Light Combat Aircraft in March 2019
February 12, 2019
India’s Air Force to Receive 4 More Tejas Light Combat Aircraft in March 2019
India’s Ministry of Defense revealed this week that four more Tejas light combat aircraft will be delivered to the Air Force next month.
India’s Air Force to Receive 4 More Tejas Light Combat Aircraft in March 2019
US Navy Accepts Delivery of New Littoral Combat Ship
February 12, 2019
US Navy Accepts Delivery of New Littoral Combat Ship
The service took delivery of the future USS Billings on February 1.
US Navy Accepts Delivery of New Littoral Combat Ship
Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract
February 11, 2019
Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract
After a two-year delay, Australia has signed a production contract with a French shipbuilder for 12 new submarines.
Australia, France Sign $35.5 Billion Submarine Contract
India Clears Procurement of 5,000 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From France
February 07, 2019
India Clears Procurement of 5,000 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From France
The purchase of 5,000 French-made anti-tank guided missiles was approved by the Acquisition Council on January 31.
India Clears Procurement of 5,000 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles From France
Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces Test Launch Nuclear-Capable RS-24 Yars ICBM
February 07, 2019
Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces Test Launch Nuclear-Capable RS-24 Yars ICBM
This marks the first test of the three-stage solid-fueled ICBM since June 2018.
Russia’s Strategic Rocket Forces Test Launch Nuclear-Capable RS-24 Yars ICBM
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
February 06, 2019
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
The Diplomat speaks with Jonathan B. Miller on the future direction of Japan's foreign and defense policies.
Jonathan B. Miller on Japan's Foreign and Defense Policies Under Shinzo Abe
US Navy’s Anti-Submarine Drone Ship Sailed Autonomously From San Diego to Hawaii and Back
February 06, 2019
US Navy’s Anti-Submarine Drone Ship Sailed Autonomously From San Diego to Hawaii and Back
The Sea Hunter became the first ship to successfully autonomously navigate from San Diego to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and back.
US Navy’s Anti-Submarine Drone Ship Sailed Autonomously From San Diego to Hawaii and Back
30-Year Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan: A Successful Disengagement Operation?
February 06, 2019
30-Year Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan: A Successful Disengagement Operation?
The withdrawal of the Soviet 40th Army from Afghanistan from 1988 to 1989 was a militarily successful operation save one mistake.
30-Year Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan: A Successful Disengagement Operation?
Putin: Russia Has Completed ‘Key Stage of Trials’ of Nuclear-Capable Poseidon Underwater Drone
February 06, 2019
Putin: Russia Has Completed ‘Key Stage of Trials’ of Nuclear-Capable Poseidon Underwater Drone
Russia’s new underwater weapon system has cleared an important milestone, according to the Russian President.
Putin: Russia Has Completed ‘Key Stage of Trials’ of Nuclear-Capable Poseidon Underwater Drone
India’s Ministry of Defense Clears Procurement of Six New Attack Submarines
February 06, 2019
India’s Ministry of Defense Clears Procurement of Six New Attack Submarines
The Indian Navy’s new attack subs are expected to enter service within the next decade.
India’s Ministry of Defense Clears Procurement of Six New Attack Submarines
Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
February 05, 2019
Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
Japan’s Ministry of Defense confirmed that it will locally design and develop a new stealth fighter by the 2030s.
Japan to Pursue Locally Developed Next Generation 'Future Fighter' Project
US Navy Signs $14.9 Billion Contract With Shipbuilder for 2 Supercarriers
February 05, 2019
US Navy Signs $14.9 Billion Contract With Shipbuilder for 2 Supercarriers
Huntingon Ingalls will construct two additional Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers.
US Navy Signs $14.9 Billion Contract With Shipbuilder for 2 Supercarriers
US Navy’s Newest Fast-Attack Submarine Commissioned
February 05, 2019
US Navy’s Newest Fast-Attack Submarine Commissioned
The 17th Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine was commissioned on February 2.
US Navy’s Newest Fast-Attack Submarine Commissioned
India Signs Contract For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates
February 01, 2019
India Signs Contract For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates
India and Russia signed an inter-governmental agreement for two guided-missile frigates on January 30.
India Signs Contract For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates
Russia’s Air Force to Take Delivery of First Serially Produced Tu-160M2 Bomber in 2021
January 31, 2019
Russia’s Air Force to Take Delivery of First Serially Produced Tu-160M2 Bomber in 2021
A total of four Tu-160M2 bombers are expected to be delivered to the Russian Air Force by 2023.
Russia’s Air Force to Take Delivery of First Serially Produced Tu-160M2 Bomber in 2021
US Air Force Flies 2 B-52H Bombers Over East China Sea
January 31, 2019
US Air Force Flies 2 B-52H Bombers Over East China Sea
The two bombers flew an 11-hour mission over the East China Sea and Sea of Japan on January 28.
US Air Force Flies 2 B-52H Bombers Over East China Sea
India’s Submarine Fleet Still Lacks Modern Heavyweight Torpedoes
January 31, 2019
India’s Submarine Fleet Still Lacks Modern Heavyweight Torpedoes
There has been little progress in the procurement of new heavyweight torpedoes for the Indian Navy’s submarine fleet.
India’s Submarine Fleet Still Lacks Modern Heavyweight Torpedoes
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief