Top News Pompeo: U.S. looks forward to meeting N.K. leadership for nuclear talks Yonhap News Pentagon seeks to classify future year defense spending plans Defense News Russia’s view on nuclear arms control: an interview with Ambassador Anatoly Antonov Arms Control Association United States Pentagon seeks to classify future year defense spending plans Defense News3/31/20 The Pentagon has asked Congress to allow it to classify its Future Year Defense Program spending projections, new documents have revealed. Pentagon orders military bases to stop releasing specific COVID-19 numbers The Hill3/30/20 The Pentagon has ordered military bases and combatant commands to withhold coronavirus case numbers, citing operational security concerns. BAE Systems wins next-generation seeker design project for U.S. Army’s THAAD missile defense system Military & Aerospace Electronics3/31/20 The sensor design work will improve the missile defense system’s ability to neutralize more threats and improve its manufacturability. East Asia Pompeo: U.S. looks forward to meeting N.K. leadership for nuclear talks Yonhap News3/31/20 The United States looks forward to sitting down with North Korea’s leadership for nuclear talks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, shortly after Pyongyang accused him of slandering the regime and said it will “go our own way.” Middle East Germany, France, UK circumvent sanctions to send medical goods to Iran Jerusalem Post4/1/20 The German Foreign Office said that Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges is a way to allow for trade between Europe and Iran and preserve the JCPOA nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. Russia and Europe 6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches Associated Press3/31/20 The U.N. Security Council didn’t issue a statement after discussing North Korea’s latest missile tests but six European nations on the council are condemning Pyongyang’ repeated launches, saying they illustrate its ongoing efforts to develop its ballistic missile programs and expand its arsenal. Russia’s view on nuclear arms control: an interview with Ambassador Anatoly Antonov Arms Control Association4/1/20 Antonov was appointed ambassador to the United States in August 2017. ANALYSIS: Assessing U.S. plans to modernize its nuclear weapons Arms Control AssociationAllison Bawden 4/1/20 The nuclear security enterprise is embarking on its most ambitious level of effort since the Cold War era. Multilateral Arms Control OPINION: NPT at 50: The genesis of a flawed bargain Institute for Defense Studies and AnalysesA. Vinod Kumar 3/31/20 March 5, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the entry-into-force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a legal instrument treated as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. Outer Space ANALYSIS: Space threat assessment 2020 CSISTodd Harrison, Kaitlyn Johnson, Thomas Roberts, Makena Young 3/30/20 Space Threat Assessment 2020 reviews the open-source information available on the counterspace capabilities that can threaten U.S. space systems and which countries are developing such systems.