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Norway charges professor with violating sanctions on Iran
Associated Press

Iran’s advances spur debate in Israel on “nuclear ambiguity” policy
Axios

Top nuclear envoys of South Korea, U.S. to hold talks on North Korea dialogue
Yonhap News Agency

United States

ANALYSIS: Congress’s role in the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine deal
The HillSamuel Hickey
9/29/21
When Congress reviews the transfer of naval nuclear propulsion technology as part of AUKUS, it should insist on changes that reduce nonproliferation risks.

OPINION: Strengthen U.S. security through nuclear arms reductions
Defense OneRep. Ami Bera, Steven Pifer
9/29/21
To strengthen U.S. security, the Biden administration should seek arms control with Russia that makes significant arsenal cuts.

OPINION: The role of nuclear weapons: why Biden should declare a policy of no first use
Just SecurityAmb. Thomas Graham Jr.
9/29/21
Declaring a no first use policy would reduce the risk of nuclear war resulting from accidents, miscalculations, or misunderstandings.

Russia and Europe

Norway charges professor with violating sanctions on Iran
Associated Press9/29/21
A professor at a Norwegian technical university was charged with violating sanctions after allowing four Iranian guest researchers to access a laboratory where they might obtain knowledge beneficial to Iran’s nuclear program.

Middle East

Iran’s advances spur debate in Israel on “nuclear ambiguity” policy
Axios9/29/21
A new report about Iran’s nuclear progress by the Institute for Science and International Security has reportedly spurred debate among Israeli officials about the policy of nuclear ambiguity.

ANALYSIS: Iran introduces own version of maximum pressure
Al-MonitorMark Fitzpatrick
9/27/21
Iran is stalling negotiations, inching closer to an unacceptable breakout period, and holding U.S.-Iranian dual citizens as part of a “maximum pressure” campaign to draw concessions from the U.S. in nuclear talks.

East Asia

Top nuclear envoys of South Korea, U.S. to hold talks on North Korea dialogue
Yonhap News Agency9/30/21
Nuclear envoys from South Korea and the United States will meet to explore various options for persuading North Korea to restart talks.

North Korea leader says inter-Korean communication lines will be restored in early October
Yonhap News Agency9/30/21
North Korea plans to restore communication lines with South Korea in early October, with the hope of improving bilateral relations.

Pacific

OPINION: Don’t count your nuclear submarines before they’re built
War on the RocksErik Sand
9/29/21
It will be difficult to implement AUKUS in a way that fully meets expectations because it is a technology transfer rather than a traditional arms sale. Furthermore, the sensitive nature of the technology being shared indicates that the U.S., U.K., and Australia have long-term concerns about China’s rise.