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US, Russia hold talks in Vienna on security in space
Al Jazeera

NNSA should delay W80-4 first production unit or justify why it won’t, GAO says
Exchange Monitor

China says hopes U.S. can show flexibility for Korean Peninsula
New York Times

United States

NNSA should delay W80-4 first production unit or justify why it won’t, GAO says
Exchange Monitor7/28/20
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) should either delay by a year its promised delivery date for the proof-of-concept unit of the next-generation nuclear cruise-missile warhead, or justify why it won’t, according to the Government Accountability Office.

REPORT: Arms control in outer space: history and prospects
U.S. Department of State Chris Ford
7/27/20
Diplomats have been struggling with what to do about security issues in outer space for many years.

OPINION: The best way to improve on New START is by extending it
Just SecuritySen. Dianne Feinstein
7/27/20
Over the last three years, the United States has withdrawn from two longstanding arms control agreements with Russia and may withdraw from a third.

OPINION: Give instability a chance?
War on the RocksJoshua Rovner
7/28/20
Technology and politics are conspiring to make the world dangerously unstable.

East Asia

China says hopes U.S. can show flexibility for Korean Peninsula
New York Times7/28/20
China said on Tuesday that it hopes the United States can show flexibility in resolving the stalemate on the Korean Peninsula over North Korea’s nuclear program.

OPINION: China’s arms buildup threatens the nuclear balance
New York TimesJames Anderson
7/29/20
A Pentagon leader argues that as Beijing’s weapons grow in size and sophistication, the U.S. and Russia will have to reassess their own arsenals.

ANALYSIS: Inevitable bedfellows? Cooperation on military technology for the development of UAVs and cruise missiles in the Asia-Pacific
IISSAmy Nelson
7/28/20
Will states in the Asia-Pacific develop real capabilities to deter Chinese aggression?

Middle East

UAE reveals export controls list
Janes7/28/20
The 11 categories cover a range of technologies, including nuclear materials, sensors, avionics and navigation systems, and telecommunications systems.

Russia and Europe

US, Russia hold talks in Vienna on security in space
Al Jazeera7/27/20
The one-day dialogue will be followed by three days of nuclear arms control talks between the two countries.

OPINION: Russia’s behavior risks weaponizing outer space
Chatam HouseBeyza Unal, Mathieu Bolegue
7/27/20
With negotiations in Vienna between the US and Russia hoping to prevent the weaponization of space, how much do Russia’s satellites pose a threat to the peaceful use of outer space?