Top News New START marks 10th anniversary with ambiguous prospects, experts note Tass Shahid Mahallati: “temporary” plant for manufacturing nuclear weapon cores ISIS ANALYSIS: North Korea’s Sinpo South shipyard: probable ejection testing 38 North United States AFGSC eyes hypersonic weapons for B-1, conventional LRSO Air Force Magazine4/7/20 Gen. Timothy Ray said he sees a conventional version of the Long-Range Stand-Off weapon as a sensible approach to replacing the conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile if a weapon with longer range than the JASSM-ER is required. Study: Savannah River pit hub could meet national demand for nuclear weapon cores Aiken Standard4/8/20 A proposed production complex at the Savannah River Site could by itself satisfy the looming military demand for plutonium pits — nuclear weapon cores — if circumstances so required, according to a new National Nuclear Security Administration review. East Asia ANALYSIS: North Korea’s Sinpo South shipyard: probable ejection testing 38 NorthPeter Makowsky, Jack Liu 4/8/20 Commercial satellite imagery of North Korea’s Sinpo South Shipyard indicates a probable dummy missile ejection test likely occurred in recent days. ANALYSIS: What was behind North Korea’s busy March 2020 missile launches? The DiplomatAnkit Panda 4/8/20 Why did Pyongyang suddenly undertake a spate of missile launches? OPINON: The long hard road to decoupling from China American InterestAndrew Michta 4/8/20 The era of globalization may finally be coming to an end. Middle East Shahid Mahallati: “temporary” plant for manufacturing nuclear weapon cores ISISDavid Albright, Sarah Burkhard, Frank Pabian 4/8/20 Based on documents in the Iran Nuclear Archive, seized by Israel in early 2018, Iran’s Amad Plan created the Shahid Mahallati Uranium Metals Workshop near Tehran to research and develop uranium metallurgy related to building nuclear weapons. South Asia India, Pakistan locked in border fighting amid coronavirus crisis Al Jazeera4/8/20 Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir are engaged in their most frequent cross-border fighting for at least two years, official data shows, even as the nuclear-armed rivals battle surging coronavirus outbreaks. Multilateral Arms Control New START marks 10th anniversary with ambiguous prospects, experts note Tass4/8/20 According to experts interviewed by TASS, the accord’s future after the epidemic will show whether the world will shift gears to search for ways for common security or return back to the Cold War-era logic of rivalry OPINION: A Sad Anniversary: New START Turns 10 VCDNPNikolai Sokov 4/7/20 April 8 is the tenth anniversary of the signing of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START)—a bilateral US-Russian treaty that mandated the reduction of American and Russian strategic forces to 1,550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed delivery vehicles.