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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 Sanctions China Over Purchase of S-400 Air Defense Systems, Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
September 21, 2018
US Sanctions China Over Purchase of S-400 Air Defense Systems, Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military this Thursday. The Chinese government demanded the sanctions be withdrawn.
US Sanctions China Over Purchase of S-400 Air Defense Systems, Su-35 Fighter Jets From Russia
Japan Air Self Defense Force Intercepts Russian Fighter Aircraft
September 20, 2018
Japan Air Self Defense Force Intercepts Russian Fighter Aircraft
Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Russian fighter jets approaching Japanese airspace on September 19.
Japan Air Self Defense Force Intercepts Russian Fighter Aircraft
Tu-22M3 Long-Range Bombers Carry Out Airstrikes During Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
September 17, 2018
Tu-22M3 Long-Range Bombers Carry Out Airstrikes During Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
More than 10 Tu-22M3 bombers reportedly carried out airstrikes as part of Vostok 2018 last week.
Tu-22M3 Long-Range Bombers Carry Out Airstrikes During Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
India's DRDO Test Fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
September 16, 2018
India's DRDO Test Fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
A domestically designed and built man portable anti-tank guided missile was test fired for the first time on September 15.
India's DRDO Test Fires Indigenous Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
September 14, 2018
South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
The first of nine domestically built 3,000-ton diesel-electric air independent propulsion subs was launched on September 14.
South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
September 14, 2018
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
The total contract value for the six P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft is estimated at $2.1 billion.
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
September 14, 2018
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
By suggesting a peace treaty, Putin effectively urged Japan to give up its claims on the disputed Kuril Islands.
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
September 13, 2018
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
Japan and the United States have successfully tested the Aegis ballistic missile defense system on Tuesday.
Japan Successfully Shoots Down Ballistic Missile in Test
Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers Fire Cruise Missiles During Russia’s Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
September 12, 2018
Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers Fire Cruise Missiles During Russia’s Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
Nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers have test fired cruise missiles during a large-scale Russian military exercise this week.
Tu-95MS Strategic Bombers Fire Cruise Missiles During Russia’s Vostok 2018 Military Exercise
US, India Continue Talks Over S-400 Missile Air Defense System Procurement
September 12, 2018
US, India Continue Talks Over S-400 Missile Air Defense System Procurement
The U.S. is so far reserving the option of sanctioning India over the purchase of Russian-made air defense systems.
US, India Continue Talks Over S-400 Missile Air Defense System Procurement
Russian, Chinese Troops Kick off Russia’s Largest Military Exercise Since 1981
September 12, 2018
Russian, Chinese Troops Kick off Russia’s Largest Military Exercise Since 1981
Russia began holding its largest military exercise in almost four decades on Tuesday.
Russian, Chinese Troops Kick off Russia’s Largest Military Exercise Since 1981
Russia to Test T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank in Arctic
September 11, 2018
Russia to Test T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank in Arctic
The Russian military will test its most advanced main battle tank in adverse climatic conditions.
Russia to Test T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank in Arctic
US State Department Approves Sale of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft to Japan
September 11, 2018
US State Department Approves Sale of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft to Japan
The total contract value for the nine Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft is estimated at around $3.135 billion.
US State Department Approves Sale of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft to Japan
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Conducts First-Ever Aerial Refueling
September 11, 2018
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Conducts First-Ever Aerial Refueling
The Indian Air Force carried out its first mid-air refueling of the indigenously developed Tejas LCA on September 10.
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Conducts First-Ever Aerial Refueling
China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
September 11, 2018
China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
The Xuelong 2 launched on September 10 and is expected to be deployed next year.
China Launches First Domestically Built Polar Icebreaker
Indian Navy: Second <i>Kalvari</i>-Class Attack Sub to Be Delivered by End of 2018
September 10, 2018
Indian Navy: Second Kalvari-Class Attack Sub to Be Delivered by End of 2018
India’s latest diesel-electric attack sub is expected to be delivered to the Navy by the end of 2018.
Indian Navy: Second Kalvari-Class Attack Sub to Be Delivered by End of 2018
Taiwan to Boost Military Budget for F-16 Upgrades
September 10, 2018
Taiwan to Boost Military Budget for F-16 Upgrades
The Taiwanese government is allocating extra funds for procuring additional air-to-air missiles for its F-16 force.
Taiwan to Boost Military Budget for F-16 Upgrades
Indian Navy to Receive 7 Additional Long-Range Surface-to-Air Systems
September 07, 2018
Indian Navy to Receive 7 Additional Long-Range Surface-to-Air Systems
Bharat Electronics Limited announced on September 5 that is has been awarded a contract to supply seven missile defense systems to the Indian Navy.
Indian Navy to Receive 7 Additional Long-Range Surface-to-Air Systems
US Navy’s Next Supercarrier 50 Percent Complete
September 07, 2018
US Navy’s Next Supercarrier 50 Percent Complete
Work on the U.S. Navy’s next nuclear-powered supercarrier is progressing according to schedule.
US Navy’s Next Supercarrier 50 Percent Complete
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Fitted With New 15-Ton Turbine Engine
September 06, 2018
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Fitted With New 15-Ton Turbine Engine
The U.S. Navy’s latest stealth destroyer has been retrofitted with an engine transplant after suffering damage during sea trials.
US Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Fitted With New 15-Ton Turbine Engine
US Extends A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Contract for Afghanistan
September 06, 2018
US Extends A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Contract for Afghanistan
The Pentagon has extended a procurement contract for the Afghan Air Force’s A-29s until 2024.
US Extends A-29 Light Attack Aircraft Procurement Contract for Afghanistan
Lockheed Martin to Build F-16 Wings in India
September 06, 2018
Lockheed Martin to Build F-16 Wings in India
Lockheed Martin announced that it will build all future F-16 wings with a local partner.
Lockheed Martin to Build F-16 Wings in India
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
September 05, 2018
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
Japan’s upgraded Atago-class guided missile destroyer will reportedly be fitted with the supersonic SM-6 missile interceptor.
Japan’s New Guided Missile Destroyer to Be Fitted With SM-6 Interceptor Missile
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Russian Military Aircraft
September 04, 2018
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Russian Military Aircraft
Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept three Russian aircraft approaching Japanese airspace on September 1.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Russian Military Aircraft
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