TOP NEWS Trump, Kim summit may boost recovery of US Korea War remains Washington Post Trump’s Strategy Sows Uncertainty for U.S. Companies in Iran Wall Street Journal Activists raid nuclear submarine base with hammers and ‘baby bottles of their own blood’ Washington Post EAST ASIA Trump must insist on goal of nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula: Gallucci Yonhap News Agency4/6/18 U.S. President Donald Trump must use his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to insist that the regime’s denuclearization will remain a goal for Washington and its allies, a former U.S. nuclear negotiator said Thursday. Russia says U.S. pushing North Korea to ‘war’ as photos show new nuclear reactor activity Newsweek4/5/18 Top Russian military officials have warned that Washington’s hardline approach to nuclear-armed North Korea could result in a catastrophic war in East Asia, as satellite imagery revealed new activity at a nuclear reactor site. Trump, Kim summit may boost recovery of US Korea War remains Washington Post4/6/18 More than six decades after the troops died for their country, the repatriation of the remains of thousands of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War may finally get a boost now that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold the first-ever summit between their countries. N. Korean diplomat says atmosphere of reconciliation emerging, hopes for breakthrough Yonhap News Agency4/6/18 North Korea’s top diplomat has said an atmosphere is emerging on the Korean Peninsula for inter-Korean reconciliation and trust-building and that a “breakthrough” for reunification could be made if the two Koreas closely cooperate. Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics The Diplomat4/6/18 Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea. Will six-party talks to discuss N.K. denuclearization be resumed? Yonhap News Agency4/6/18 With preparations under way for South Korea and the United States to hold their respective summits with North Korea, experts are now paying attention to whether the long-suspended six-party talks could be used as an effective format to ensure the denuclearization of the reclusive state. MIDDLE EAST Trump’s Strategy Sows Uncertainty for U.S. Companies in Iran Wall Street Journal4/5/18 American companies trading in Iran under previous Treasury Department exemptions are in limbo as the White House considers pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal Mossad chief ‘100 percent certain’ Iran seeks nuclear bomb Washington Post4/4/18 The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is “100 percent certain” that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. U.S. NUCLEAR POLICY Activists raid nuclear submarine base with hammers and ‘baby bottles of their own blood’ Washington Post4/5/18 Seven Catholic peace activists were detained early Thursday at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia after entering the installation to protest nuclear weapons. OPINION AND ANALYSIS Those North Korea sanctions might be working. Here’s why. Washington PostStephan Haggard 4/6/18 Last week, a U.N. Security Council committee added 22 new entities and 27 ships to the North Korean sanctions list. Are these incremental steps having any material effect? Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner The DiplomatMelodie Ha 4/5/18 How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table. SPECIAL INTEREST JFK’s ‘secret’ doomsday map revealed CNN4/6/18 President John F. Kennedy consulted the map — which shows dozens of potential military targets across Cuba — as he was considering whether to launch a US attack during the Cuban missile crisis.