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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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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'
Australia, US Test Jointly Test Cooperative Engagement Capability
November 06, 2018
Australia, US Test Jointly Test Cooperative Engagement Capability
The Royal Australian and U.S. navies for the first time have jointly tested a new wide-area air defense system this month.
Australia, US Test Jointly Test Cooperative Engagement Capability
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Chinese Spy Plane
November 01, 2018
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Chinese Spy Plane
The Japan Air Self Defense Force intercepted a Chinese military surveillance aircraft in the Sea of Japan on October 29.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Intercept Chinese Spy Plane
Thucydides and US Politics Revisited
October 31, 2018
Thucydides and US Politics Revisited
The Greek historian’s lessons for contemporary politics are not as straightforward as some commentators suggest.
Thucydides and US Politics Revisited
Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat ICBM to Enter Serial Production in 2021
October 31, 2018
Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat ICBM to Enter Serial Production in 2021
The first Russian Strategic Missile Forces regiment is expected to receive the new weapon system in the same year.
Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat ICBM to Enter Serial Production in 2021
One of the World’s Largest Floating Dry Docks Has Sunk With Russia’s Carrier Aboard
October 31, 2018
One of the World’s Largest Floating Dry Docks Has Sunk With Russia’s Carrier Aboard
A collapsed crane has reportedly left a gaping hole in Russia’s sole aircraft carrier following the sinking of a floating dry dock.
One of the World’s Largest Floating Dry Docks Has Sunk With Russia’s Carrier Aboard
US, Japan Kick off Military Exercise Involving 57,000 Personnel
October 30, 2018
US, Japan Kick off Military Exercise Involving 57,000 Personnel
The U.S. and Japan began the biennial Keen Sword exercise at military installations throughout Japan and surrounding waters.
US, Japan Kick off Military Exercise Involving 57,000 Personnel
Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Warhead to Enter Service in 2019
October 30, 2018
Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Warhead to Enter Service in 2019
Russia’s first Avangard regiment will assume combat duty in 2019, according to a Russian defense industry source.
Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Boost-Glide Warhead to Enter Service in 2019
India, Japan Begin Negotiations Over Military Base Sharing Agreement
October 30, 2018
India, Japan Begin Negotiations Over Military Base Sharing Agreement
New Delhi and Tokyo have officially agreed to begin negotiations of an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement.
India, Japan Begin Negotiations Over Military Base Sharing Agreement
Australia Commissions Second Air Warfare Destroyer
October 29, 2018
Australia Commissions Second Air Warfare Destroyer
The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned its second Hobart-class air warfare destroyer on October 27.
Australia Commissions Second Air Warfare Destroyer
India, Russia Sign $950 Million Deal For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates
October 29, 2018
India, Russia Sign $950 Million Deal For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates
India and Russia reportedly concluded an agreement for the procurement of two guided-missile frigates for the Indian Navy.
India, Russia Sign $950 Million Deal For 2 Guided-Missile Frigates
US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
October 27, 2018
US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully conducted a SM-3 Block IIA intercept test after two previous failed tests.
US Navy Successfully Shoots Down Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target in Test
US Navy’s New Naval Strike Missile to Deploy in 2019
October 26, 2018
US Navy’s New Naval Strike Missile to Deploy in 2019
The new over-the-horizon anti-ship missile will be deployed and integrated in the USN’s littoral combat ships sooner than expected.
US Navy’s New Naval Strike Missile to Deploy in 2019
Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria
October 26, 2018
Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria
Pakistan’s government has provided a $183.4 million sovereign guarantee for the sale of three JF-17 fighters to Nigeria.
Pakistan Moves Ahead With Sale of 3 JF-17 Fighter Jets to Nigeria
Pentagon Mulls Buying 2 <i>Ford</i>-Class Supercarriers at Once
October 25, 2018
Pentagon Mulls Buying 2 Ford-Class Supercarriers at Once
The Pentagon continues to evaluate whether procuring two carriers under one contract will save money and time.
Pentagon Mulls Buying 2 Ford-Class Supercarriers at Once
Israel to Supply Missile Defense Systems to India’s Navy for $770 Million
October 25, 2018
Israel to Supply Missile Defense Systems to India’s Navy for $770 Million
New Delhi has awarded an Israeli defense firm an additional contract for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defense Systems to the Indian Navy.
Israel to Supply Missile Defense Systems to India’s Navy for $770 Million
INF Withdrawal: Bolton’s Tool to Shatter China-Russia Military Ties?
October 24, 2018
INF Withdrawal: Bolton’s Tool to Shatter China-Russia Military Ties?
U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty could heat up the Russia-China border.
INF Withdrawal: Bolton’s Tool to Shatter China-Russia Military Ties?
Taiwan Receives First Upgraded F-16 Viper Fighter Jet
October 24, 2018
Taiwan Receives First Upgraded F-16 Viper Fighter Jet
The first F-16V fighter jet was delivered to the Republic of China Air Force on October 20, according to media reports.
Taiwan Receives First Upgraded F-16 Viper Fighter Jet
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts First Water Takeoff and Landing
October 23, 2018
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts First Water Takeoff and Landing
China’s AG600 seaplane successfully completed its first waterborne take-off on October 20.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts First Water Takeoff and Landing
New Long-Range Missile for Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Accepted Into Service
October 23, 2018
New Long-Range Missile for Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Accepted Into Service
The 40N6 missile for the S-400 air defense system was accepted into Russian service earlier this month.
New Long-Range Missile for Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Accepted Into Service
US Christens 2 <i>Virginia</i>-Class  Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
October 23, 2018
US Christens 2 Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
The U.S. Navy’s latest two nuclear-powered attack submarines were christened on October 20.
US Christens 2 Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
China Test Fires Supersonic Cruise Missile
October 18, 2018
China Test Fires Supersonic Cruise Missile
A Chinese company claimed on 15 October that it had successfully tested a new supersonic cruise missile intended for export.
China Test Fires Supersonic Cruise Missile
India, Japan Mull Allowing Their Armed Forces to Use Each Other’s Military Bases
October 18, 2018
India, Japan Mull Allowing Their Armed Forces to Use Each Other’s Military Bases
The Indian and Japanese prime ministers will discuss a military base sharing agreement during their summit later this month.
India, Japan Mull Allowing Their Armed Forces to Use Each Other’s Military Bases
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