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Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna amid new complications
Associated Press

OPINION: Realism must drive nuclear policy
The Hill

OPINION: Learning to live with a nuclear North Korea
Atlantic Council

United States

NNSA passes major milestone in dispositioning Manhattan Project-era facilities
NNSA4/26/21
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced a major milestone in the dispositioning over 100 facilities at its Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.

OPINION: Realism must drive nuclear policy
The HillRebecca Heinrichs
4/26/21
To successfully maintain the relative peace the United States has enjoyed for decades, the United States must consider what would convince adversaries that we would make them regret attacking a vital interest.

East Asia

ANALYSIS: The number of Chinese nuclear warheads
Real Clear DefenseMark Schneider
4/27/21
Early in the Biden administration, there may have been a significant change in the assessment of the scope of the Chinese nuclear threat.

OPINION: Learning to live with a nuclear North Korea
Atlantic Council4/26/21
President Joe Biden has inherited a vexing North Korea problem: a more capable and defiant Pyongyang with a growing nuclear arsenal and ballistic missiles that can target the United States and its allies.

Middle East

Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna amid new complications
Associated Press4/27/21
World powers were set to resume high level talks in Vienna on Tuesday focused on bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, in their first session since comments surfaced from the Iranian foreign minister alleging that Russia once tried to scupper the pact.

OPINION: Kick Russia out of the Iran nuclear talks
BloombergEli Lake
4/26/21
If Putin opposes stronger ties between Iran and the West, then Russia shouldn’t be in Vienna.

Russia and Europe

Warnings posted for a peculiar French ballistic missile test in the Atlantic
The Drive4/26/21
Warning notices have raised questions about whether France is about to test an improved submarine-launched ballistic missile or a hypersonic weapon.

OPINION: Yes, Russia is a threat to the United States
The Heritage FoundationAlexis Mrachek
4/26/21
Russia, it seems, is always on the lookout for the next favorable opportunity, and that opportunistic mindset poses a very real threat to the United States.