TOP NEWS Russia floating nuclear power station sets sail across Arctic BBC News Japan says South Korea fails to grasp North Korea threat with scrapping of pact Reuters A report on the resources of Iceland and Greenland U.S. State Department Adherence to and compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments U.S. State Department Middle East No change in British backing of Iran nuclear deal under Johnson: U.K. official Radio Farda8/23/19 Britain will not change its backing of the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Russia/Europe What Britain’s release of an Iranian tanker says about its post-Brexit foreign policy The Economist8/22/19 Britain is caught awkwardly between America and Europe. Russia floating nuclear power station sets sail across Arctic BBC News8/23/19 Russia has launched a pioneering floating nuclear power station, which will sail 5,000km from the Arctic port of Murmansk to Chukotka in the far east. East Asia South Korea: U.S., North Korea to resume nuclear talks ‘soon’ The Hill8/22/19 A senior South Korean official told reporters on Thursday that the U.S. and North Korea are expected to resume negotiations on Pyongyang’s nuclear program “soon,” boosting hopes that the two sides can revive stalled talks. Japan says South Korea fails to grasp North Korea threat with scrapping of pact Reuters8/22/19 Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Korea’s decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea. Opinion/Analysis/Commentary This picture is the Air Force’s nightmare: China’s air force has the Su-35 National Interest8/23/19 With the jets now in service, the Su-35 would significantly bolster Chinese forces operating over the South China Sea or the Taiwan Straits. The human costs of U.N. sanctions and funding shortfalls for humanitarian aid in North Korea 38 NorthKee B. Park, Miles Kim, and Jessup Jong 8/22/19 There are serious repercussions of delays and funding shortfalls on humanitarian aid programming in North Korea for 2018. Is Russia’s doomsday missile fake news? Foreign PolicyAmy MacKinnon and Lara Seligman 8/22/19 Experts are skeptical that Moscow has the money or technical know-how to field Putin’s promised arsenal. Trump’s Icebox International Policy DigestNick J. Danby 8/23/19 On August 16, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump had expressed interest in the U.S. buying Greenland for “its abundant resources and geopolitical importance.” Nuclear Notebook: An interactive nuclear weapons count Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsGayle Spinazze 8/22/19 Since 1987, the Bulletin’s Nuclear Notebook column has revealed surprise nuclear activity and arsenal estimates around the world. Special Interest A report on the resources of Iceland and Greenland U.S. State DepartmentBenjamin Mills Peirce 1868 With Greenland back in the news, explore the 1868 State Department report on Greenland and Iceland commissioned when the U.S. first considered attempting to buy the autonomous region. Adherence to and compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments U.S. State Department8/22/2019 This Report assesses U.S. compliance with and adherence to arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and related commitments in 2018.