Top News Russia unveils Laika, its next-gen Nuclear attack submarine Popular Mechanics Inside America’s newly revealed nuclear ballistic missile warhead of the future Defense News OPINION: Two senate Iran hawks are pushing a new nuclear deal Washington Post United States DOE seeks to cut funding for cleanup of excess NNSA facilities in 2021 Exchange Monitor2/24/20 As the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) seeks a larger-than-expected budget increase for 2021, another branch of the Department of Energy is seeking much less funding for cleanup of excess nuclear-weapon production sites The Energy Department’s nuclear waste. Scientists are using nuclear weapons surveillance tech to ‘hear’ tornadoes Washington Post2/23/20 Technology developed to detect nuclear weapons detonations from afar might help meteorologists track tornadoes. Inside America’s newly revealed nuclear ballistic missile warhead of the future Defense News2/24/20 When the Trump administration’s budget request rolled out Feb. 10, eyebrows shot up within the nuclear community at the mention of a previously unknown warhead, listed in documents as the W93. Analysis: U.S. nuclear sea-launched cruise missile program is moving forward, but why? The DiplomatAnkit Panda 2/25/20 Plans under the Trump administration for a new nuclear-capable sea-launched cruise missile are alive and well. East Asia While in Geneva, South Korean FM urges resumption of U.S.-North Korea talks Yonhap News2/24/20 South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for quick resumption of the stalled U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks, at a United Nations conference on disarmament in Geneva, the foreign ministry said Monday. Middle East OPINION: Two senate Iran hawks are pushing a new nuclear deal Washington PostJosh Rogin 2/25/20 U.S. nuclear diplomacy with Iran has reached a stalemate. So two Iran hawks from different parties have teamed up to promote a new scheme they think could result in a new and better nuclear deal. Russia/Europe Russia unveils Laika, its next-gen Nuclear attack submarine Popular Mechanics2/24/20 Russia is preparing to begin work on a brand new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine designed to compete with the best of NATO’s submarines. U.S. wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race CNN2/25/20 During a visit to U.S. Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a “table top” war game exercise where Russian military forces used a “tactical” nuclear weapon against NATO territory during a conflict in Europe, prompting the U.S. to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike. Russia outraged by ‘Mini’ U.S. nuclear drill Moscow Times2/25/20 The United States has staged a mock limited nuclear strike on Russia, an unnamed senior Pentagon official said in an unprecedented disclosure that angered Russian lawmakers. South Asia OPINION: Trump’s trip to India could be his most important foreign policy visit yet Washington PostHenry Olsen 2/24/20 President Trump’s whirlwind trip to India is much more than a photo op in front of the Taj Mahal.