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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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<em>Game of Thrones</em> and the Significance of ‘Last Stands’ in US and British Imperial Military History
April 23, 2019
Game of Thrones and the Significance of ‘Last Stands’ in US and British Imperial Military History
The upcoming fight for Winterfell in the HBO series Game of Thrones speaks to the mother of all mythologies in Western imperialist military history.
Game of Thrones and the Significance of ‘Last Stands’ in US and British Imperial Military History
India Launches Third Project 15B Guided Missile Destroyer
April 22, 2019
India Launches Third Project 15B Guided Missile Destroyer
A state-owned Indian shipbuilder has launched the country's third Project 15B guided missile destroyer on April 20.
India Launches Third Project 15B Guided Missile Destroyer
India Approves Procurement of 464 T-90MS Main Battle Tanks
April 18, 2019
India Approves Procurement of 464 T-90MS Main Battle Tanks
The approval by India’s Committee on Security, however, is coming with a catch.
India Approves Procurement of 464 T-90MS Main Battle Tanks
Will Russia Build <em>Borei B</em>-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?
April 18, 2019
Will Russia Build Borei B-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?
The head of the Rubin Design Bureau says Russia will begin building more advanced subs than the current two Borei-class variants.
Will Russia Build Borei B-Class Ballistic Missile Subs?
India’s Army Approves ‘Emergency Purchase’ of 240 Israeli Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
April 17, 2019
India’s Army Approves ‘Emergency Purchase’ of 240 Israeli Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
The Indian Army approved the import of 240 Spike anti-tank missiles and 12 launchers earlier this month.
India’s Army Approves ‘Emergency Purchase’ of 240 Israeli Anti-Tank Guided Missiles
Russia Completes Delivery of 24 Su-35 Fighter Jets to China
April 17, 2019
Russia Completes Delivery of 24 Su-35 Fighter Jets to China
China is the first foreign buyer of the Russian-made Su-35 fighter jet.
Russia Completes Delivery of 24 Su-35 Fighter Jets to China
China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan
April 16, 2019
China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan
Chinese military aircraft flew over the Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait on April 15 as part of a military exercise.
China Conducts Military Drills Involving Long-Range Bombers Near Taiwan, Japan
India, US Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill in Indian Ocean
April 16, 2019
India, US Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill in Indian Ocean
The Indian and U.S. navies practiced submarine hunting in the Indian Ocean earlier this week.
India, US Conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill in Indian Ocean
Indonesia, South Korea Ink $1 Billion Contract for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines
April 15, 2019
Indonesia, South Korea Ink $1 Billion Contract for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines
The Indonesian Navy is slated to receive three more Nagapasa-class diesel-electric subs by 2026.
Indonesia, South Korea Ink $1 Billion Contract for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines
India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Nirbhay Cruise Missile
April 15, 2019
India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Nirbhay Cruise Missile
This constitutes the sixth flight test of India’s first domestically-made long-range cruise missile.
India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Nirbhay Cruise Missile
India’s Air Force to Begin Receiving AH-64E Attack Helicopters in August
April 11, 2019
India’s Air Force to Begin Receiving AH-64E Attack Helicopters in August
India is slated to take delivery of its first batch of four AH-64E attack helicopters this August.
India’s Air Force to Begin Receiving AH-64E Attack Helicopters in August
Indonesia Launches Third <em>Nagapasa</em>-Class Diesel Electric Attack Submarine
April 11, 2019
Indonesia Launches Third Nagapasa-Class Diesel Electric Attack Submarine
The first locally assembled Nagapasa-class sub was launched on April 11.
Indonesia Launches Third Nagapasa-Class Diesel Electric Attack Submarine
India’s Army Receives First Six of 114 Long-Range Dhanush Howitzers
April 11, 2019
India’s Army Receives First Six of 114 Long-Range Dhanush Howitzers
The Indian Army has taken delivery of the first six Dhanush 155-millimeter/45-caliber towed howitzers.
India’s Army Receives First Six of 114 Long-Range Dhanush Howitzers
Japan Confirms F-35A Fighter Crashed
April 10, 2019
Japan Confirms F-35A Fighter Crashed
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force confirmed that a missing F-35A has crashed.
Japan Confirms F-35A Fighter Crashed
US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
April 10, 2019
US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
The estimated cost for the missile sale is $1.150 billion.
US State Department Approves Sale of 56 Supersonic SM-3 Block IB Missiles to Japan
Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Fighter Has Gone Missing Over Pacific Ocean
April 10, 2019
Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Fighter Has Gone Missing Over Pacific Ocean
Japan’s remaining fleet of 12 F-35As will remain grounded for the time being, according to the Japanese defense minister.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Fighter Has Gone Missing Over Pacific Ocean
US State Department Approves Sale of 24 MH-60R Helicopters to India
April 03, 2019
US State Department Approves Sale of 24 MH-60R Helicopters to India
India has been cleared this week to buy 24 MH-60R anti-submarine warfare helicopters from the United States.
US State Department Approves Sale of 24 MH-60R Helicopters to India
Russia to Begin Delivery of China’s Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment in July
April 03, 2019
Russia to Begin Delivery of China’s Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment in July
The delivery of the second S-400 regimental set is expected to begin in late July, according to a Russian government source.
Russia to Begin Delivery of China’s Second S-400 Air Defense System Regiment in July
US Navy F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in the Philippines
April 03, 2019
US Navy F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in the Philippines
The USS Wasp, carrying at least 10 F-35Bs, is participating in a joint military exercise with Australia and the Philippines.
US Navy F-35B-Carrying Amphibious Assault Ship Arrives in the Philippines
Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea
April 02, 2019
Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea
Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy Air Force aircraft conducted another incursion into the Miyako Strait on April 1.
Japan Intercepts 2 Chinese Long-Range Bombers, Spy Plane Over East China Sea
Russia to Offer China Su-57 Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter
April 02, 2019
Russia to Offer China Su-57 Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter
Russia is reportedly considering selling China an export version of the Su-57 fighter jet.
Russia to Offer China Su-57 Fifth-Generation Stealth Fighter
First 2 Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea
April 02, 2019
First 2 Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea
The F-35A fighter jets landed at a South Korean military base on March 29.
First 2 Republic of Korea Air Force F-35A Stealth Fighters Arrive in South Korea
Micah Zenko on the Dangers of the US Threat-Industrial Complex
April 01, 2019
Micah Zenko on the Dangers of the US Threat-Industrial Complex
Why the U.S. public is being fed a steady diet of inflated foreign threats to the country’s national security.
Micah Zenko on the Dangers of the US Threat-Industrial Complex
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
April 01, 2019
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
Japan stood up its first operational F-35A fighter squadron, the 302nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, on March 29.
Japan Air Self Defense Force Stands Up First F-35A Lightning II Fighter Squadron
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