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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 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
US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
January 30, 2019
US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
The two new Aegis Ashore batteries are expected to become operational by 2025.
US State Department Approves $2.15 Billion Aegis Ashore Sale to Japan
US Defense Firm Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From US Navy
January 30, 2019
US Defense Firm Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From US Navy
The U.S. Navy has placed an order for 19 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft under a new contract modification.
US Defense Firm Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From US Navy
India Test Fires Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile From Destroyer
January 30, 2019
India Test Fires Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile From Destroyer
India has conducted its first test of a Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile since November 2017.
India Test Fires Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile From Destroyer
Is the Indian Military Capable of Executing the Cold Start Doctrine?
January 29, 2019
Is the Indian Military Capable of Executing the Cold Start Doctrine?
How quickly can India mobilize and coordinate an armored thrust into Pakistani territory?
Is the Indian Military Capable of Executing the Cold Start Doctrine?
US Navy Commissions Latest <em>Zumwalt</em>-Class Destroyer
January 28, 2019
US Navy Commissions Latest Zumwalt-Class Destroyer
The USS Michael Monsoor was commissioned on January 26.
US Navy Commissions Latest Zumwalt-Class Destroyer
Is This the Worst Intelligence Chief in the US Army’s History?
January 27, 2019
Is This the Worst Intelligence Chief in the US Army’s History?
Charles Willoughby, General Douglas MacArthur’s intelligence chief during the Korean War, bears responsibility for one of the U.S. Army’s biggest military disasters.
Is This the Worst Intelligence Chief in the US Army’s History?
US Navy to Commission New Stealth Destroyer This Week
January 25, 2019
US Navy to Commission New Stealth Destroyer This Week
The second Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer will be commissioned on January 26.
US Navy to Commission New Stealth Destroyer This Week
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
January 24, 2019
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
Tokyo is reviewing ceasing indigenous production of the F-35A to save costs.
Japan Mulls Ceasing In-Country Assembly of F-35 Fighter Jets
US Navy Commissions Latest Littoral Combat Ship
January 24, 2019
US Navy Commissions Latest Littoral Combat Ship
The seventh Freedom-variant littoral combat ship has entered service with the U.S. Navy in January.
US Navy Commissions Latest Littoral Combat Ship
US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan
January 23, 2019
US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan
The USSAmerica will be replacing the USS Wasp as the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed amphibious assault ship in the region.
US Navy’s Newest F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship to Deploy to Japan
Japan Intercepts Russian Spy Plane
January 23, 2019
Japan Intercepts Russian Spy Plane
Japanese fighters intercepted a Russian Navy maritime patrol aircraft over the Sea of Japan on January 17.
Japan Intercepts Russian Spy Plane
Nuclear-Capable Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Crashes in Russia, Killing 3 Crew Members
January 23, 2019
Nuclear-Capable Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Crashes in Russia, Killing 3 Crew Members
The Tu-22M3 bomber crashed while trying to land at an airbase in northern Russia.
Nuclear-Capable Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Crashes in Russia, Killing 3 Crew Members
India’s Light Combat Helicopter Completes Weapons Trials
January 23, 2019
India’s Light Combat Helicopter Completes Weapons Trials
India’s new light helicopter gunship test fired an air-to-air missile this month, marking the completion of all weapon integration tests.
India’s Light Combat Helicopter Completes Weapons Trials
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