Zachary Keck Security, Eurasia With France cancelling the deal for two Mistral-class assualt ships, Moscow is building its own. Russia will build its own amphibious assault ship in the wake of France refusing to sell Moscow two Mistral-class...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia While sparking a crisis with the United States, they would be of no military value. Despite recent media reports, China would not deploy nuclear weapons to Cuba. This week, the Taiwan-based Want China Times...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Eurasia Don't count on it... Russia will build 24 nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles over the next decade, according to a new report. This month, Jane’s Intelligence Review published a report revealing that Russia secretly tested its Yu-71 hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV) from an SS-19 missile in February of this year. Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia New images reveal China is building a mobile landing platform and roll on/roll off ship. China’s Navy is steadily improving its power projection capabilities by building new amphibious assault ships. According...Show More Summary
Brian E. Henderson, a cancer researcher and former dean of USC's Keck School of Medicine, died earlier this month at his home in San Marino. He was 77.
Zachary Keck Security, Asia A Chinese diesel-electric submarine docked in Karachi, Pakistan last month. A Chinese submarine docked in Pakistan for the first time ever last month, According to numerous Indian media outlets, a People’s Liberation Army Navy conventional Yuan-class 335 submarine docked in Karachi, Pakistan on May 22. Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia China has moved an oil rig that was at the heart of a dispute with Vietnam last year to waters near Vietnam again. China has moved an oil rig that was at the heart of a dispute with Vietnam last year to waters...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Eurasia Russia will send more S-400 to its Western Military District. Russia’s beefing up its air and missile defense systems near its borders with NATO countries, according to local media reports. This week, Sputnik...Show More Summary
Think clove cigarettes are so six years ago? A new study from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers finds that despite a federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ban in 2009, flavored cigarettes are still available for purchase over the Internet and are popular search targets.
Zachary Keck Security, Middle East In the last year, the U.S. Air Force has conducted three trial runs of air strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities. In the last year, the U.S. Air Force has conducted at least three trial runs of a bombing...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia The NUSHIP Adelaide is the second of two planned Canberra-class Amphibious Assault Ships (LHDs). Australia is set to begin testing its second Canberra-class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD), which is also known...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Americas America's existing nuclear arsenal isn't enough... The United States needs to develop more “usable” nuclear weapons to deter future conflict, according to a new think tank report. This week, the Center...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Eurasia The Yasen-class submarines are still being built but Russia is already looking toward the future. Fresh off building the fourth-generation Yasen-class submarines, Russia is already developing a fifth-generation...Show More Summary
Henry E. Riggs, a former president of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont and founding president of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, has died. He was 80.
Zachary Keck Security, Asia China is likely to deploy the J-11 to its new man-made islands in the South China Sea. China is likely to deploy the J-11 to its artificial islands once they are completed, according to a Hong Kong newspaper. On...Show More Summary
Russia's Sukhoi Su-35 super-maneuverable multirole fighters will most likely become China's trump card in its longstanding geopolitical game in the South China Sea, US journalist Zachary Keck noted.
Zachary Keck Security, Asia The Su-35 would greatly enhance China's ability to project power in the South China Sea. Russia appears intent on selling China its most advanced fighter jet by the end of the year, a move that will greatly...Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Americas Directed-energy weapons will protect the U.S. Navy's Ford-class carriers. America’s next-generation aircraft carriers are likely to boast a variety of laser and directed energy weapons, according to U.S. Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Eurasia Russia is sending S-300s, S-400s, and Su-27s to Belarus. As tensions between the United States and Russia continue to grow, Moscow is embarking on a massive military buildup in the country of Belarus. Speaking to Russian media outlets on Wednesday, Belarusian Defense Minister Gen. Show More Summary
Zachary Keck Security, Asia Over the last few weeks, the PLA has simulated an invasion of Taiwan using both military and civilian ships. China’s military is practicing invading Taiwan, IHS Jane’s notes. In a new analysis by Richard Fisher...Show More Summary