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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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Japan Intercepts 2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Fighter-Bombers
January 17, 2019
Japan Intercepts 2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Fighter-Bombers
Japanese fighter jets intercepted two Su-24 strike attack aircraft in the Sea of Japan on January 16.
Japan Intercepts 2 Russian Nuclear-Capable Fighter-Bombers
Report: China Completes User Trials of S-400 Air Defense System
January 17, 2019
Report: China Completes User Trials of S-400 Air Defense System
China has conducted a second successful test firing of its new S-400 air defense system, according to a Russian source.
Report: China Completes User Trials of S-400 Air Defense System
South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March
January 17, 2019
South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March
The two aircraft are expected to be operationally deployed in April or May 2019.
South Korea to Receive First Two F-35A Stealth Fighters by the End of March
Serial Production of Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Delayed Until at Least 2020
January 17, 2019
Serial Production of Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Delayed Until at Least 2020
Russia will not buy the Su-57 in serial configuration before 2020, according to a Russian aviation industry source.
Serial Production of Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Delayed Until at Least 2020
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Completes 4th Round of Sea Trials
January 14, 2019
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Completes 4th Round of Sea Trials
China’s first domestically built flattop could be commissioned as early as April.
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Completes 4th Round of Sea Trials
Russia to Deploy Over 30 Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drones
January 14, 2019
Russia to Deploy Over 30 Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drones
The Russian Navy plans to induct over 30 ‘Poseidon’ underwater drones, according to a Russian defense industry source.
Russia to Deploy Over 30 Nuclear-Capable ‘Poseidon’ Underwater Drones
Australia’s New Air Warfare Destroyer Completes Weapons, Systems Evaluation
January 04, 2019
Australia’s New Air Warfare Destroyer Completes Weapons, Systems Evaluation
The HMAS Hobart completed weapons and systems evaluation with the U.S. Navy off the U.S. West Coast in December.
Australia’s New Air Warfare Destroyer Completes Weapons, Systems Evaluation
US Shipbuilder Launches New <i>Virginia</i>-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
January 04, 2019
US Shipbuilder Launches New Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
The U.S. Navy’s latest nuclear-powered attack submarine was launched on December 17.
US Shipbuilder Launches New Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
Russia’s T-14 ‘Armata’ Battle Tank to Begin State Trials in 2019
January 03, 2019
Russia’s T-14 ‘Armata’ Battle Tank to Begin State Trials in 2019
The Russian Ministry of Defense will begin state trials of its new main battle tank this year.
Russia’s T-14 ‘Armata’ Battle Tank to Begin State Trials in 2019
India: First S-400 Air Defense System Delivery By October 2020
January 03, 2019
India: First S-400 Air Defense System Delivery By October 2020
India will begin inducting its new S-400 air defense systems from October 2020 onwards, according to the Indian government.
India: First S-400 Air Defense System Delivery By October 2020
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber Makes Maiden Flight
January 02, 2019
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber Makes Maiden Flight
The first flight of the Tu-22M3M bomber took place on December 28.
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber Makes Maiden Flight
China’s People’s Liberation Army Inducts New Lightweight Tank
January 02, 2019
China’s People’s Liberation Army Inducts New Lightweight Tank
China’s Ministry of National Defense revealed in late December that a new lightweight battle tank has entered service.
China’s People’s Liberation Army Inducts New Lightweight Tank
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane Over East China Sea
December 28, 2018
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane Over East China Sea
For the second time this month, Japan scrambled fighter jets to intercept a PLANAF aircraft in the East China Sea.
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane Over East China Sea
China’s S-400 Air Defense System Intercepts ‘Ballistic Target’ 250 Kilometers Away
December 28, 2018
China’s S-400 Air Defense System Intercepts ‘Ballistic Target’ 250 Kilometers Away
This constitutes the first time that China tested one of its recently acquired S-400 air defense systems.
China’s S-400 Air Defense System Intercepts ‘Ballistic Target’ 250 Kilometers Away
Russia (Once Again) Announces Start of Sea Trials of ‘Doomsday Weapon’
December 27, 2018
Russia (Once Again) Announces Start of Sea Trials of ‘Doomsday Weapon’
For the second time in 2018, Russia has announced the beginning of sea trials of its ‘Poseidon’ underwater drone.
Russia (Once Again) Announces Start of Sea Trials of ‘Doomsday Weapon’
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
December 27, 2018
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
Will 2019 see an increased chance for military confrontation in Asia?
Flashpoints and Arms Races to Watch in 2019
Japanese Fighters Intercept Russian Nuclear-Capable Strike Attack Aircraft
December 20, 2018
Japanese Fighters Intercept Russian Nuclear-Capable Strike Attack Aircraft
Japanese fighter jets scrambled to intercept a Russian strike attack aircraft over the Sea of Japan on December 19.
Japanese Fighters Intercept Russian Nuclear-Capable Strike Attack Aircraft
China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan
December 20, 2018
China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan
Taiwan scrambled fighter jets to intercept Chinese bombers, fighter jets, and an electronic intelligence aircraft flying over the Bashi Strait.
China Holds Long-Range Air Combat Drill Near Taiwan
Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Reaches Early Operational Capability on US B-1B Bomber
December 20, 2018
Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Reaches Early Operational Capability on US B-1B Bomber
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin has delivered the first set of Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles to the U.S. Air Force.
Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Reaches Early Operational Capability on US B-1B Bomber
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
December 19, 2018
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
Japan has officially logged protest with Russia over the construction of military barracks on the disputed island chain.
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
December 19, 2018
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
The F-35 has always been seen as just an interim solution by Japanese defense planners as the aircraft cannot fulfill crucial operational requirements of the JASDF.
Are 105 Extra F-35s the Best Option for Japan's Military?
Japan Approves Plans to Convert <i>Izumo</i>-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
December 19, 2018
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
Japan’s two largest warships will be converted into aircraft carriers over the next five years.
Japan Approves Plans to Convert Izumo-Class Into F-35-Carrying Aircraft Carriers
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
December 19, 2018
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
Japan’s cabinet has voted to buy over 100 extra F-35 stealth fighter jets.
Japan Set to Become World’s Second Largest Operator of F-35 Stealth Fighters
Would the US Really Lose a War With China and Russia?
December 18, 2018
Would the US Really Lose a War With China and Russia?
A new study offers little evidence for its bold generalizations that the U.S. is losing its ability to win a state-vs-state war.
Would the US Really Lose a War With China and Russia?
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