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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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Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020
May 08, 2019
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020
The Russian shipbuilding industry still expects to meet the 2021 deadline for finishing repairs and upgrades on the flagship of the Russian Navy.
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
May 08, 2019
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
Part of the flight data recorder was recovered “on or after May 3,” according to Japan’s defense minister.
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
US Navy to Stand Up Unmanned Robot Ship Development Squadron
May 08, 2019
US Navy to Stand Up Unmanned Robot Ship Development Squadron
The U.S. Navy is planning to stand up a new development squadron to help integrate autonomous ships into the existing fleet structure.
US Navy to Stand Up Unmanned Robot Ship Development Squadron
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
May 08, 2019
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
The Chinese and Russian navies jointly conducted a live-fire air defense exercises on May 4.
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
India Launches 4th <em>Kalvari</em>-Class Attack Submarine
May 06, 2019
India Launches 4th Kalvari-Class Attack Submarine
India’s latest diesel-electric attack submarine was launched in Mumbai on May 6.
India Launches 4th Kalvari-Class Attack Submarine
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 2 Russian Military Aircraft
May 06, 2019
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 2 Russian Military Aircraft
Japanese fighters intercepted two Russian maritime patrol aircraft in the Sea of Japan and East China Sea on May 3.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept 2 Russian Military Aircraft
South Korea Approves Construction of New Destroyers and Submarines
May 02, 2019
South Korea Approves Construction of New Destroyers and Submarines
The South Korean government has approved the construction of three new guided missile destroyers and three diesel-electric attack submarines.
South Korea Approves Construction of New Destroyers and Submarines
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft
May 02, 2019
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft
981 out of 999 scrambles were conducted against Chinese and Russian military aircraft.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets 999 Times in 2018 in Response to Foreign Aircraft
Russian Pacific Fleet Aircraft Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arctic Ocean
May 01, 2019
Russian Pacific Fleet Aircraft Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arctic Ocean
The anti-submarine warfare drill involved four Russian Navy Il-38/N maritime patrol aircraft.
Russian Pacific Fleet Aircraft Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arctic Ocean
India, France Hold Large Naval Warfare Exercise Involving 2 Aircraft Carriers
May 01, 2019
India, France Hold Large Naval Warfare Exercise Involving 2 Aircraft Carriers
This year’s iteration of the Varuna exercise will include an air combat drill with carrier-based Indian and French fighter jets.
India, France Hold Large Naval Warfare Exercise Involving 2 Aircraft Carriers
Russia Sends New Missiles for S-400 Air Defense System to China
April 30, 2019
Russia Sends New Missiles for S-400 Air Defense System to China
The new missiles are a replacement for those damaged on a Russian ship that got into a storm in the English Channel in 2017.
Russia Sends New Missiles for S-400 Air Defense System to China
Russia Kicks Off Work on 2 Guided Missile Frigates for Indian Navy
April 30, 2019
Russia Kicks Off Work on 2 Guided Missile Frigates for Indian Navy
Russia’s Yantar shipyard began work on two guided missile frigates destined for service in the Indian Navy earlier.
Russia Kicks Off Work on 2 Guided Missile Frigates for Indian Navy
Has Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Been Found?
April 30, 2019
Has Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Been Found?
A U.S. general says the wreckage has been found; other U.S. military spokespeople deny that.
Has Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter Been Found?
US Navy Christens Third <em>Zumwalt</em>-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
April 30, 2019
US Navy Christens Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson was christened on April 27 at a shipyard in the northeastern United States.
US Navy Christens Third Zumwalt-Class Guided Missile Destroyer
Report: India to Test Fire Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile This Week
April 29, 2019
Report: India to Test Fire Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile This Week
The BrahMos missile is likely to be test launched from an Indian Air Force Su-30MKI aircraft this week.
Report: India to Test Fire Air-Launched BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile This Week
China, Russia Kick Off Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Joint Sea’
April 29, 2019
China, Russia Kick Off Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Joint Sea’
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy and Russian Navy began a six-day naval drill in Qingdao, China on April 29.
China, Russia Kick Off Bilateral Naval Exercise ‘Joint Sea’
Japan Sub-Hunting Planes Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in India
April 25, 2019
Japan Sub-Hunting Planes Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in India
India and Japan conducted an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the western coast of India on April 24.
Japan Sub-Hunting Planes Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in India
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
April 25, 2019
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
Lockheed Martin is reportedly offering Tokyo top secret software as part of its pitch to develop Japan’s next-generation stealth fighter.
US Offers Japan Access to F-35 Code for New Stealth Fighter
China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
April 25, 2019
China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
A naval parade to honor the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Chinese Navy included the service’s latest destroyer class.
China’s Navy Showcases New Type 055 Guided Missile Destroyer in Naval Parade
Senior US Navy Official on Japan’s Missing F-35A: ‘We Have a Pretty Good Idea Where it Is’
April 24, 2019
Senior US Navy Official on Japan’s Missing F-35A: ‘We Have a Pretty Good Idea Where it Is’
US and Japanese search efforts are reportedly closing in on the wreckage of a crashed Japanese F-35A fighter jet.
Senior US Navy Official on Japan’s Missing F-35A: ‘We Have a Pretty Good Idea Where it Is’
Russia Lays Down 2 Project 22350 <em>Admiral Gorshkov</em>-Class Stealth Frigates
April 24, 2019
Russia Lays Down 2 Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigates
The two new warships were officially laid down at the Sevmash shipyard in northern Russia on April 23.
Russia Lays Down 2 Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigates
Pakistan’s Navy Test Fires Indigenous Anti-Ship/Land-Attack Cruise Missile
April 24, 2019
Pakistan’s Navy Test Fires Indigenous Anti-Ship/Land-Attack Cruise Missile
The test launch from a Pakistan Navy fast attack craft reportedly took place in the Arabian Sea on April 23.
Pakistan’s Navy Test Fires Indigenous Anti-Ship/Land-Attack Cruise Missile
Russia Launches Project 09852 Special Purpose Submarine
April 24, 2019
Russia Launches Project 09852 Special Purpose Submarine
The first nuclear-powered submarine reportedly capable of carrying the Poseidon underwater drone was launched on April 23.
Russia Launches Project 09852 Special Purpose Submarine
Russia Mulls Building <em>Borei</em>-Class Cruise Missile Sub
April 23, 2019
Russia Mulls Building Borei-Class Cruise Missile Sub
According to a Russian defense industry source, the defense ministry is considering building two Borei-class cruise missile subs.
Russia Mulls Building Borei-Class Cruise Missile Sub
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