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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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Is the Chinese Military Weaker Than We Think?
February 12, 2015
Is the Chinese Military Weaker Than We Think?
A new report highlights the unpreparedness of the Chinese military for modern conflict.
Is the Chinese Military Weaker Than We Think?
White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
February 12, 2015
White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
A White House meeting today will determine whether more troops will stay in the country in 2015.
White House to Reconsider Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Russia to Develop New Attack Drone
February 11, 2015
Russia to Develop New Attack Drone
Is Russia finally catching up with the West when it comes to drone technology?
Russia to Develop New Attack Drone
How the Pentagon Manipulates People Overseas
February 11, 2015
How the Pentagon Manipulates People Overseas
A new report outlines the U.S. Department of Defense's military public diplomacy efforts.
How the Pentagon Manipulates People Overseas
What’s the Status of the Indian-Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Jet?
February 10, 2015
What’s the Status of the Indian-Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Jet?
A delay of the delivery of the new jet past 2022 seems likely.
What’s the Status of the Indian-Russian Fifth Generation Fighter Jet?
Are the Ukraine Crisis and ISIS Threatening the Pivot to Asia?
February 10, 2015
Are the Ukraine Crisis and ISIS Threatening the Pivot to Asia?
The chairman of the House Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee shows concerns over the U.S. pivot to Asia.
Are the Ukraine Crisis and ISIS Threatening the Pivot to Asia?
China’s Ghost Fleet in the Indian Ocean
February 07, 2015
China’s Ghost Fleet in the Indian Ocean
Are the stories surrounding China’s Indian Ocean fleet just wishful thinking?
China’s Ghost Fleet in the Indian Ocean
The White House Releases a New National Security Strategy
February 07, 2015
The White House Releases a New National Security Strategy
The new document is meant to explain the purpose and promise of American power in the years ahead.
The White House Releases a New National Security Strategy
The Russian Military Will Receive 200 New Aircraft in 2015
February 06, 2015
The Russian Military Will Receive 200 New Aircraft in 2015
Despite a shrinking economy, Russia's military budget continues to rise.
The Russian Military Will Receive 200 New Aircraft in 2015
The US Military Wants to Train More Cyber Warriors
February 06, 2015
The US Military Wants to Train More Cyber Warriors
The U.S. military continues to develop its new Cyber Command.
The US Military Wants to Train More Cyber Warriors
Indian Air Force Still Plagued by Poor Procurement Process
February 05, 2015
Indian Air Force Still Plagued by Poor Procurement Process
The Indian Air Force (IAF) continues to underperform.
Indian Air Force Still Plagued by Poor Procurement Process
Pakistan Tests New Air-Launched Cruise Missile
February 05, 2015
Pakistan Tests New Air-Launched Cruise Missile
Pakistan's Ra'ad nuclear-capable, air-launched cruise missile has a 350 km range.
Pakistan Tests New Air-Launched Cruise Missile
'The Fog of Peace': Why We Are Not Able to Predict Military Power
February 04, 2015
'The Fog of Peace': Why We Are Not Able to Predict Military Power
Our obsession with technology can pose problems in doing good analysis.
'The Fog of Peace': Why We Are Not Able to Predict Military Power
The Comeback of Armor in the US Military
February 04, 2015
The Comeback of Armor in the US Military
Armored forces still have a role to play in future conflicts.
The Comeback of Armor in the US Military
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
February 04, 2015
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
The US military has performed another U-turn on releasing data on the Afghan National Security Forces.
US Military Reverses Decision to Classify Data on Afghan Forces
The Defense Budget Debate Rages On
February 03, 2015
The Defense Budget Debate Rages On
What is behind the White House's passivity on cuts in the defense budget?
The Defense Budget Debate Rages On
The One Article to Read on Chinese Naval Strategy in 2015
February 03, 2015
The One Article to Read on Chinese Naval Strategy in 2015
A fascinating new paper by two academics asks us to question a fundamental assumption about China’s naval buildup.
The One Article to Read on Chinese Naval Strategy in 2015
India: The Austria-Hungary of the 21st Century?
January 31, 2015
India: The Austria-Hungary of the 21st Century?
If it heeds the lessons of history, the US would do well not to foster close ties with India in the next few years.
India: The Austria-Hungary of the 21st Century?
China's Navy to Send More Ships to the Indian Ocean
January 31, 2015
China's Navy to Send More Ships to the Indian Ocean
Recent reports of PLAN naval movements have many analysts worried.
China's Navy to Send More Ships to the Indian Ocean
The End of the Submarine as We Know it?
January 30, 2015
The End of the Submarine as We Know it?
A new report argues for a significant rethinking of how the U.S. Navy conducts undersea warfare.
The End of the Submarine as We Know it?
We No Longer Know What is Happening With the War in Afghanistan
January 30, 2015
We No Longer Know What is Happening With the War in Afghanistan
A new report by a US government watchdog attacks the over-classification regime of the Pentagon in Afghanistan.
We No Longer Know What is Happening With the War in Afghanistan
'American Sniper' and US Civil-Military Relations, Revisited
January 29, 2015
'American Sniper' and US Civil-Military Relations, Revisited
How do we foster a public that engenders G.I Joes and Janes, primed for national defense?
'American Sniper' and US Civil-Military Relations, Revisited
What Do We Know About the US Air Force’s New Bomber?
January 29, 2015
What Do We Know About the US Air Force’s New Bomber?
Few things appear to be cast in stone with the US Air Force's pet project.
What Do We Know About the US Air Force’s New Bomber?
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
January 29, 2015
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
The Department of Defense wants more money to fight terrorism and reassure its European allies.
The Pentagon Once Again Seeks the World's Largest Defense Budget
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