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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 Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal
February 26, 2019
Australia, France Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal
The agreement provides a framework for collaboration on the Royal Australian Navy’s new attack submarine class.
Australia, France Sign Framework Agreement for $35.5 Billion Submarine Deal
India Plans to Induct Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile by 2020
February 26, 2019
India Plans to Induct Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile by 2020
The air-launched variant of the BrahMos missile is expected to enter service with the Indian Air Force in 2020.
India Plans to Induct Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile by 2020
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept Chinese Spy Aircraft
February 25, 2019
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept Chinese Spy Aircraft
The intercept took place on February 23 and is the first after an eight-week hiatus.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jet to Intercept Chinese Spy Aircraft
India’s New Anti-Tank Guided Missile to Enter Production By End of 2019
February 25, 2019
India’s New Anti-Tank Guided Missile to Enter Production By End of 2019
India’s Nag anti-tank guided missile system is reportedly slated to enter production at the end of this year.
India’s New Anti-Tank Guided Missile to Enter Production By End of 2019
How a Film Influenced a US President's Decision to Invade a Foreign Country
February 25, 2019
How a Film Influenced a US President's Decision to Invade a Foreign Country
Popular culture continues to play an underestimated role in shaping policy makers world views and choices.
How a Film Influenced a US President's Decision to Invade a Foreign Country
India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable ‘Nirbhay’ Cruise Missile in April
February 21, 2019
India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable ‘Nirbhay’ Cruise Missile in April
An indigenously designed and developed cruise missile is slated to make its final developmental flight in April.
India to Test Fire Nuclear-Capable ‘Nirbhay’ Cruise Missile in April
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Is Combat Ready
February 21, 2019
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Is Combat Ready
India’s Tejas light combat aircraft is finally ready for action.
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Is Combat Ready
Lockheed Martin Offers India Upgraded F-16 Fighter Jet
February 21, 2019
Lockheed Martin Offers India Upgraded F-16 Fighter Jet
The new fighter jet, designated F-21, will feature components and learning from the F-35 and F-22, according to Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin Offers India Upgraded F-16 Fighter Jet
Russia’s First 'Poseidon' Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2019
February 20, 2019
Russia’s First 'Poseidon' Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2019
The first nuclear-powered submarine capable of carrying the Poseidon underwater drone will be launched this spring, according to Vladimir Putin.
Russia’s First 'Poseidon' Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2019
India’s Defense Ministry Clears Production of 114 Long-Range Artillery Gun Systems
February 20, 2019
India’s Defense Ministry Clears Production of 114 Long-Range Artillery Gun Systems
India’s defense ministry and the Indian Army reportedly cleared the production of 114 Dhanush 155-millimeter/45-caliber towed howitzers.
India’s Defense Ministry Clears Production of 114 Long-Range Artillery Gun Systems
Indian Army Accepts Arjun MK1-A Main Battle Tank for Service
February 20, 2019
Indian Army Accepts Arjun MK1-A Main Battle Tank for Service
Following a month-long validation trial, the Indian Army has accepted an improved variant of the Arjun main battle tank into service.
Indian Army Accepts Arjun MK1-A Main Battle Tank for Service
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
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