Top News Americans see spread of disease as top international threat, along with terrorism, nuclear weapons, cyberattacks Pew Research ANALYSIS: Enhancing deterrence stability on the subcontinent: The case for conventional deterrence Stimson OPINION: Nuclear weapons leave no curve to flatten Kyodo News United States After court-ordered analysis of seismic data, NNSA says UPF still safe Exchange Monitor4/14/20 The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) believes it can safely continue building the Uranium Processing Facility, and operate it starting this decade, after taking a court-ordered look at federal earthquake data from 2014. Americans see spread of disease as top international threat, along with terrorism, nuclear weapons, cyberattacks Pew Research4/13/20 Most say cooperation with other countries is important in dealing with global threats, especially on the spread of infectious diseases. East Asia North Korea fires barrage of missiles from ground and air Associated Press4/14/20 A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, a show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary in the North and parliamentary elections in the rival South. N.K. leader Kim inspects air defense unit Yonhap4/12/20 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has inspected an air defense unit, state media said Sunday, in his latest step apparently aimed at tightening troop discipline and readiness amid new coronavirus fears. INTERVIEW: Brad Roberts: Conventional strike capability by Japan good for deterrence The Asahi Shimbun4/5/20 China’s push to develop intermediate- and medium-range missiles is a growing security concern for nations in Northeast Asia. Middle East U.S. Officials: Missile defense systems now operating in Iraq Associated press4/10/20 New air defense systems are now protecting American and allied forces at military bases in Iraq where troops have been attacked by Iranian-backed insurgents in recent months, according to U.S. officials. Russia and Europe Advanced nuclear-powered sub Knyaz Vladimir to be delivered to Russian Navy by late June TASS4/12/20 Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu confirmed at the ministry’s conference call on March 3 that the delivery of the Knyaz Vladimir was planned for this year. South Asia Navy sailor dies in accident onboard under-construction nuclear submarine The Week4/4/20 A navy sailor has died in an accident onboard one of Indian Navy’s under-construction nuclear submarines. ANALYSIS: Enhancing deterrence stability on the subcontinent: The case for conventional deterrence StimsonSyed Ali Zia Jaffery 4/13/20 This memo examines the linkage between conventional deterrence and deterrence stability, and proposes that Pakistan bolster its conventional deterrence vis-à-vis India in order to strengthen stability while lessening its reliance on nuclear deterrence. Multilateral Arms Control OPINION: An unexpected chance for the success of postponed NPT Review Conference In Depth NewsSergio Duarte 4/14/20 It took patience from the President-designate of the 2020 NPT Review Conference, a sober assessment of the situation by a number of states, particularly from the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and help from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). OPINION: Nuclear weapons leave no curve to flatten Kyodo NewsLassina Zerbo 4/12/20 The coronavirus pandemic seemed to come from nowhere, and the battle to beat it is currently crowding out thoughts of another terrifying threat whose “surprise” would cause significantly greater devastation.