Top News:

Unusual satellite image shows Russian missile launch in Arctic
Forbes

U.S., Russia begin three days of nuclear arms-control talks
Radio Free Europe

Kim Jong Un says there will be ‘no more war on this earth’ thanks to North Korea’s nuclear weapons
CNN

United States

Hypersonics, counter-hypersonics are a top priority
Department of Defense7/24/20
Hypersonics and counter-hypersonics remain one of the Defense Department’s highest technical modernization priorities, Ellen M. Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment said.

U.S., Russia begin three days of nuclear arms-control talks
Radio Free Europe7/28/20
U.S. and Russian officials have opened three days of nuclear arms-control talks in Vienna less than a year before a treaty covering about 90 percent of the world’s atomic weapons expires.

East Asia

Kim Jong Un says there will be ‘no more war on this earth’ thanks to North Korea’s nuclear weapons
CNN7/27/20
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he believes his country will no longer need to fight wars because its nuclear arsenal guarantees its safety, according to North Korean state media.

OPINION: To resume talks with North Korea
Korea TimesTong Kim
7/28/20
Nuclear talks with North Korea are on hold. There is no inter-Korean dialogue.

Middle East

OPINION: The case for leaving the Iran nuclear deal on life support
World Politics ReviewEllen Laipson
7/27/20
The status of the agreement has steadily eroded since the U.S. unilaterally pulled out of it in May 2018.

Russia and Europe

Unusual satellite image shows Russian missile launch in Arctic
Forbes7/25/20
U.S. Navy submarines have spent years shadowing Russian warships, hoping to snap photographs of missile tests through the periscope.

Putin says Russian Navy to get hypersonic nuclear strike weapons
Reuters7/26/20
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday the Russian Navy would be armed with hypersonic nuclear strike weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the defence ministry said were in their final phase of testing.

Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regimental set to China
Tass7/26/20
Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regimental set to China via maritime transport, the handover certificate was signed in December in China, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Monday.