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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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Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet
December 13, 2018
Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet
Australia’s defense department and France’s Naval Group are expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement this month.
Australia, France Close to Finalizing Agreement for $36 Billion Submarine Fleet
India Selects Israeli Radar and Electronic Warfare Suite For Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
December 13, 2018
India Selects Israeli Radar and Electronic Warfare Suite For Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
The defense deal was reportedly “quietly” concluded already in October.
India Selects Israeli Radar and Electronic Warfare Suite For Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
Japan to Convert <i>Izumo</i>-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
December 12, 2018
Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force plans to upgrade one of its flattops into a full-fledged aircraft carrier.
Japan to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carrier
US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
December 12, 2018
US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducted its second successful SM-3 BlockIIA intercept test in 2018.
US Navy Shoots Down Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
US Launches Third <i>Zumwalt</i>-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
December 11, 2018
US Launches Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
The third and last Zumwalt-Class guided missile destroyer was launched on December 9.
US Launches Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
First F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in Australia
December 10, 2018
First F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in Australia
The Royal Australian Air Force has received its first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters to be permanently based in Australia.
First F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in Australia
India Test Fires Agni-V Nuclear-Capable ICBM
December 10, 2018
India Test Fires Agni-V Nuclear-Capable ICBM
India’s most advanced nuclear-capable ICBM is slated to be inducted into service in the coming months.
India Test Fires Agni-V Nuclear-Capable ICBM
Russia’s First <i>Yasen-M</i> Attack Sub to Begin State Trials in 2019
December 08, 2018
Russia’s First Yasen-M Attack Sub to Begin State Trials in 2019
The first improved nuclear-powered Yasen-M attack sub will be ready for state trials and live firing tests by summer 2019.
Russia’s First Yasen-M Attack Sub to Begin State Trials in 2019
Australia Deploys P-8A Poseidon to Japan to Enforce North Korea Sanctions
December 07, 2018
Australia Deploys P-8A Poseidon to Japan to Enforce North Korea Sanctions
Australia will deploy the maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance to prevent sanctions evasions.
Australia Deploys P-8A Poseidon to Japan to Enforce North Korea Sanctions
Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Armed With Hypersonic Missiles
December 06, 2018
Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Armed With Hypersonic Missiles
Russia’s Su-57 is slated to be armed with a new hypersonic air-to-surface missile.
Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Armed With Hypersonic Missiles
Mattis on $5.5.Billion India-Russia S-400 Deal: ‘We’ll Work Everything Out’
December 06, 2018
Mattis on $5.5.Billion India-Russia S-400 Deal: ‘We’ll Work Everything Out’
The U.S. defense secretary expressed confidence that U.S. and India will work out differences centered on CAATSA.
Mattis on $5.5.Billion India-Russia S-400 Deal: ‘We’ll Work Everything Out’
India, Japan Air Forces Hold First Joint Military Exercise
December 06, 2018
India, Japan Air Forces Hold First Joint Military Exercise
India and Japan kicked off their first joint air exercise in northern India in early December.
India, Japan Air Forces Hold First Joint Military Exercise
US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
December 05, 2018
US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
The U.S. Department of State has approved the possible sale of U.S.-made “hit-to-kill” interceptors to Japan.
US State Department Approves $561 Million Missile Sale to Japan
India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in 2020
December 04, 2018
India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in 2020
India’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy in 2020.
India’s First Homegrown Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in 2020
Japan Intercepts Chinese Electronic Warfare and Surveillance Aircraft Over East China Sea
December 04, 2018
Japan Intercepts Chinese Electronic Warfare and Surveillance Aircraft Over East China Sea
The Japan Air Self Defense Force intercepted a PLANAF spy plane over the East China Sea and Tsushima Strait on November 26.
Japan Intercepts Chinese Electronic Warfare and Surveillance Aircraft Over East China Sea
Russia’s First Upgraded <i>Borei</i>-Class Ballistic Missile Sub Enters Sea Trials
December 04, 2018
Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub Enters Sea Trials
Sea trials of the first upgraded variant of the Borei-class nuclear missile sub are reportedly underway.
Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub Enters Sea Trials
Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident
November 09, 2018
Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident
Russian officials admitted that they no longer can service Russia’s lone aircraft carrier following a recent sinking of a large floating dry dock.
Russia Admits That It Can’t Retrofit Aircraft Carrier After Accident
India to Receive First Batch of K-9 Vajra Self-Propelled Howitzers This Month
November 09, 2018
India to Receive First Batch of K-9 Vajra Self-Propelled Howitzers This Month
The first batch of ten K-9 self-propelled howitzers will be delivered to the Indian Army in November.
India to Receive First Batch of K-9 Vajra Self-Propelled Howitzers This Month
Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drone Enters Service With China’s PLAAF
November 08, 2018
Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drone Enters Service With China’s PLAAF
The new combat drone was first revealed to the public in 2016.
Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drone Enters Service With China’s PLAAF
Russia Accepts New S-400 Air Defense Regiment Into Service
November 07, 2018
Russia Accepts New S-400 Air Defense Regiment Into Service
Almaz-Antey Group reportedly delivered the year's final S-400 regimental set to the Russian armed forces earlier this month.
Russia Accepts New S-400 Air Defense Regiment Into Service
Lora Saalman on How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact China’s Nuclear Strategy
November 07, 2018
Lora Saalman on How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact China’s Nuclear Strategy
A look at how AI and other emerging technologies will impact China's nuclear strategy.
Lora Saalman on How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact China’s Nuclear Strategy
India’s HAL to Double Annual Production Rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft From 8 to 16
November 07, 2018
India’s HAL to Double Annual Production Rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft From 8 to 16
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is opening a new production facility in 2020 to double the production of Tejas LCA per annum.
India’s HAL to Double Annual Production Rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft From 8 to 16
Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End
November 07, 2018
Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End
The concept design for Australia’s Future Submarine project should be finalized by the end of 2018.
Concept Design for Australia’s $36 Billion Submarine Fleet to Be Finalized by Year’s End
Indian Navy Boomer Completes First Deterrent Patrol
November 06, 2018
Indian Navy Boomer Completes First Deterrent Patrol
India’s first domestically built nuclear-powered ballistic missile sub has completed its first deterrent patrol.
Indian Navy Boomer Completes First Deterrent Patrol
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