Top News: Five major changes to the Iran standoff The Jerusalem Post Putin touts Russia’s hypersonic nuclear weapons at naval parade Bloomberg NPT Review Conference rescheduled to take place in January 2022 – President Urdu Point United States U.S. under secretary of state committed to limiting Russian, Chinese ‘nuclear expansion’ TASS7/25/21 The U.S. must strengthen our Euro-Atlantic and Indo-Pacific alliances to better deter and defend against growing threats, Bonnie Jenkins said. Middle East Five major changes to the Iran standoff The Jerusalem Post7/25/21 Put simply, all sides are questioning – for the first time in years – whether a return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the Iran nuclear deal is known, is their best and only policy. Lapid and Gantz said to warn U.S.: Iran is close to nuclear threshold The Times of Israe7/25/21 Senior diplomat cautions that Tehran could take advantage of lull in talks, until Iran’s new president installed, to advance program. OPINION: Iran’s latest nuclear demand The Wall Street JournalThe Editorial Board 7/25/21 Tehran wants U.N. approval for a future U.S. withdrawal. Russia and Europe Putin touts Russia’s hypersonic nuclear weapons at naval parade Bloomberg7/25/21 President Vladimir Putin used a Navy Day parade to deliver his latest reminder of Russia’s military muscle, touting the nation’s hypersonic nuclear weapons at a ceremony in his hometown of St. Petersburg. In French Polynesia, Macron tackles nuclear test legacy, China dominance France247/25/21 President Emmanuel Macron is visiting French Polynesia to showcase France’s commitment to the region amid concerns about the impact of climate change on the Pacific Island territory, the legacy of French nuclear testing on its atolls — and most of all, growing Chinese dominance in the region. International Affairs NPT Review Conference rescheduled to take place in January 2022 – President Urdu Point7/23/21 President-designate of the 2020 Review Conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Gustavo Zlauvinen said in a letter on Friday that the tenth session was rescheduled and will be held in January 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. ANALYSIS: Will Canada remain a credible nonproliferation partner? Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsSusan O’Donnell and Gordon Edwards 7/26/21 The recent effort to persuade Canada to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has stimulated a lively debate in the public sphere. At the same time, out of the spotlight, the start-up company Moltex Energy received a federal grant to develop a nuclear project in New Brunswick that experts say will undermine Canada’s credibility as a nonproliferation partner. OPINION: The right reasons for saying no to nuclear first use East Asia ForumHugh White 7/26/21 Washington is once again debating whether to declare that it will never be the first to use nuclear weapons. There are good reasons why it should. But it would not be right to suggest that a no-first use policy would cost the United States nothing strategically.