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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 to Deliver S-400 Air Defense Systems to India Within 2 Years
October 17, 2018
Russia to Deliver S-400 Air Defense Systems to India Within 2 Years
India is expected to receive its new S-400 air defense systems within two years, according to a senior Russian defense official.
Russia to Deliver S-400 Air Defense Systems to India Within 2 Years
Pakistan, Russia to Hold Joint Military Exercise
October 17, 2018
Pakistan, Russia to Hold Joint Military Exercise
The military exercise, involving 200 Pakistani and Russian troops, will be held from October 21 to November 4 in Pakistan.
Pakistan, Russia to Hold Joint Military Exercise
China to Unveil New Stealth Bomber During Military Parade in 2019
October 17, 2018
China to Unveil New Stealth Bomber During Military Parade in 2019
China may reveal the new stealth aircraft to the public for the first time in 2019, according to reports.
China to Unveil New Stealth Bomber During Military Parade in 2019
Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Delivered to Russian Air Force in 2019
October 17, 2018
Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Delivered to Russian Air Force in 2019
According to Russia’s deputy defense minister, Su-57 aircraft will be delivered to the Russian Air Force by late 2019.
Russia’s 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet to Be Delivered to Russian Air Force in 2019
China’s New Attack Helicopter Is Ready for Serial Production
October 16, 2018
China’s New Attack Helicopter Is Ready for Serial Production
The export version of China’s Harbin Z-19E is ready to start batch production, according to a report.
China’s New Attack Helicopter Is Ready for Serial Production
China Deploys Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine and Rescue Vessel in Indian Ocean
October 16, 2018
China Deploys Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine and Rescue Vessel in Indian Ocean
China has deployed an attack submarine in the Indian Ocean this month, according to Indian Ministry of Defense sources.
China Deploys Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine and Rescue Vessel in Indian Ocean
Japan Moves Ahead With Procurement of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
October 16, 2018
Japan Moves Ahead With Procurement of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
Japan has made a final decision to buy 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft from the United States.
Japan Moves Ahead With Procurement of 9 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft
Russia Conducts Large-Scale Exercise With its Nuclear Forces
October 12, 2018
Russia Conducts Large-Scale Exercise With its Nuclear Forces
Unlike in 2017, this year’s strategic forces exercise did not involve the launch of ICBMs.
Russia Conducts Large-Scale Exercise With its Nuclear Forces
China’s Navy Deploys New H-6J Anti-Ship Cruise Missile-Carrying Bombers
October 12, 2018
China’s Navy Deploys New H-6J Anti-Ship Cruise Missile-Carrying Bombers
Based on satellite imagery analysis, Chinese naval aviation has acquired its first four Xian H-6J bombers.
China’s Navy Deploys New H-6J Anti-Ship Cruise Missile-Carrying Bombers
Russia Delays Maiden Flight of Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber
October 11, 2018
Russia Delays Maiden Flight of Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber
The first flight of the Tu-22M3M bomber has reportedly been postponed to the end of the month or early November.
Russia Delays Maiden Flight of Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber
Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through
October 11, 2018
Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through
Japan’s foreign minister said in a recent interview that Tokyo is prepared to export its submarines to Australia.
Japan Offers to Build Australia’s $50 Billion Submarine Fleet If French Deal Falls Through
US Navy Conducts Exercise With Japan’s Amphibious Deployment Brigade
October 10, 2018
US Navy Conducts Exercise With Japan’s Amphibious Deployment Brigade
The U.S. Navy and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force conducted a joint military exercise last week in the Philippine Sea.
US Navy Conducts Exercise With Japan’s Amphibious Deployment Brigade
China, Pakistan to Co-Produce 48 Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drones
October 09, 2018
China, Pakistan to Co-Produce 48 Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drones
China and Pakistan have reportedly reached an agreement for the co-production of 48 Chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles.
China, Pakistan to Co-Produce 48 Strike-Capable Wing Loong II Drones
India, Russia Sign $5.5 Billion S-400 Deal During Modi-Putin Summit
October 05, 2018
India, Russia Sign $5.5 Billion S-400 Deal During Modi-Putin Summit
India and Russia signed a deal for the procurement of five S-400 regiments on October 5 despite the threat of U.S. sanctions.
India, Russia Sign $5.5 Billion S-400 Deal During Modi-Putin Summit
India’s Air Force Completes Development Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
October 05, 2018
India’s Air Force Completes Development Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
India’s first domestically developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile is ready for induction into service.
India’s Air Force Completes Development Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
Will India Procure Russia’s T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank?
October 03, 2018
Will India Procure Russia’s T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank?
Russia’s “Armata” universal chassis system is likely to figure in discussions between the Indian and Russian military this week.
Will India Procure Russia’s T-14 Armata Main Battle Tank?
Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?
October 03, 2018
Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?
Australia and France have yet to conclude a strategic partnering agreement for the construction of 12 diesel-electric submarines.
Is Australia’s $50 Billion Fleet of New Submarines in Trouble?
F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
October 03, 2018
F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have finalized a new contract for the 11th batch of F-35s.
F-35A Stealth Fighter Jet Price Dips Below $90 Million For First Time
India to Procure 1,000 Engines for T-72 Main Battle Tank Force
October 03, 2018
India to Procure 1,000 Engines for T-72 Main Battle Tank Force
The Indian Ministry of Defense has approved the procurement of 1,000 new engines for the Indian Army’s T-72 main battle tank force.
India to Procure 1,000 Engines for T-72 Main Battle Tank Force
Russia to Test Fire RS-28 Sarmat ICBM in Early 2019
October 03, 2018
Russia to Test Fire RS-28 Sarmat ICBM in Early 2019
The first flight test of Russia’s latest intercontinental-range ballistic missile is expected at the beginning of next year.
Russia to Test Fire RS-28 Sarmat ICBM in Early 2019
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials on Water
October 02, 2018
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials on Water
China’s largest amphibious aircraft has been undergoing water taxiing trials on the Zhanghe reservoir in Hubei province.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft Conducts High-Speed Taxiing Trials on Water
Russia’s Navy to Take Delivery of Second <i>Admiral Gorshkov</i>-Class Stealth Frigate in 2019
October 02, 2018
Russia’s Navy to Take Delivery of Second Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigate in 2019
The second Admiral Gorshkov-class stealth frigate is slated to be handed over to the Russian Navy in 2019.
Russia’s Navy to Take Delivery of Second Admiral Gorshkov-Class Stealth Frigate in 2019
US Navy Commissions Latest <i>Virginia</i>-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
October 01, 2018
US Navy Commissions Latest Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
The USS Indiana was commissioned on September 29.
US Navy Commissions Latest Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine
India Quietly Approves S-400 Deal Ahead of Modi-Putin Summit
October 01, 2018
India Quietly Approves S-400 Deal Ahead of Modi-Putin Summit
India’s Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the procurement of five S-400 regiments last week, according to government sources.
India Quietly Approves S-400 Deal Ahead of Modi-Putin Summit
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