Franz-Stefan Gady is a senior fellow at the EastWest Institute, where he was a program associate and founding member of the Worldwide Cybersecurity Initiative.
He has worked previously as an adjunct research assistant at the Institute for National Strategies Studies of the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., focusing on regional security issues. He was also an analyst for the Project on National Security Reform, a congressionally funded nonprofit organization founded to reform the national security structure of the United States. He holds an M.A. in Strategic Studies/International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
His research interests include civil-military relations, revolution in military affairs, cyber-diplomacy, and the politics of South Asia. He has written extensively on these issues, and in addition, has worked closely with the Indian government on cybersecurity, embedded with the U.S. Army in Eastern Afghanistan to report on the ongoing insurgency, and helped facilitate talks between Afghan and Pakistan officials under the framework of the Abu Dhabi Process.