TOP NEWS Fact Check: What Trump Says About North Korean Denuclearization New York Times Israel Spends With Eye On Iran Strikes In Shifting Mideast Breaking Defense North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War Time Peace plays: How foreign companies have lost a bundle in North Korea Reuters EAST ASIA Trump says North Korea already destroyed ‘four of their big test sites’ Newsweek6/21/18 President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea has already demolished four of its main military testing sites, in a sign that the country was moving forward with its vow to abandon nuclear weapons in exchange for peace. Fact Check: What Trump Says About North Korean Denuclearization New York Times6/22/18 President Trump said on Thursday that North Korea had already begun to denuclearize, as he continued to trumpet the results of his summit meeting last week with the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un. Trump misrepresents North Korea nuclear agreement CNN6/21/18 United States President Donald Trump offered a misleading characterization of his deal with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Thursday, insisting the nation had agreed to begin “total denuclearization” right away. North and South Korea Are Preparing to Reunite Families Divided by War Time6/22/18 North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Peace plays: How foreign companies have lost a bundle in North Korea Reuters6/21/18 As companies from South Korea to Russia and China again look to cash in on easing tensions with Pyongyang, Samsung’s now defunct businesses in Pyongyang and hundreds of similar failed joint ventures underline North Korea’s status as one of the world’s highest-risk investment destinations. Singapore businesses eye opportunities in North Korea in hope of change Reuters6/21/18 Nearly 20 Singaporean businesses people are expected to visit North Korea to explore opportunities there, an executive said on Thursday, in anticipation of better ties after Singapore played host to a North Korea-U.S. summit. Ex-U.S. nuclear envoy says military drill suspension is ‘powerful’ confidence-building measure Yonhap News Agency6/22/18 A former U.S. nuclear negotiator on Friday dismissed concerns about the recent decision by Seoul and Washington to suspend their major summertime military exercise, calling it a “powerful” measure to build confidence with North Korea. MIDDLE EAST Israel Spends With Eye On Iran Strikes In Shifting Mideast Breaking Defense6/21/18 Israel is preparing to buy a range of new weapons in preparation for a possible attack on Iran should that country appear to restart efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. MULTILATERAL ARMS CONTROL IAEA labs do the meticulous, unsung work behind nuclear inspections Reuters6/21/18 While the U.N. atomic watchdog’s inspectors travel the globe to check that countries are not secretly developing nuclear weapons, that work hinges on meticulous analysis by two laboratories nestled in the Austrian countryside. OPINION AND ANALYSIS Breaking the News Frame Of Trump’s Nuclear Diplomacy 38 NorthLeon Sigal 6/21/18 For all the talk of journalistic competition and investigative journalism, once a story is framed, the news media find it difficult to break that frame. Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Denuclearize North Korea The DiplomatCui Lei 6/22/18 Despite the optimism after the Trump-Kim summit, it’s difficult to imagine Pyongyang ever giving up nuclear weapons Russian and Chinese nuclear arsenals: Posture, proliferation, and the future of arms control BrookingsFrank Rose 6/21/18 Strategic stability in the emerging security environment no longer follows the two-state (e.g., United States and the Soviet Union), one-weapon (e.g., nuclear weapons) model of the Cold War. Prove it: nuclear posture and the fear of surprise attack War on the RocksTimothy Mcdonnell 6/22/18 Nuño, Standley and the authors of the Nuclear Posture Review elide four more fundamental questions. Kim Jong Un Gets to Sit at the Cool Table Now Foreign PolicyStacie Goddard and Daniel Nexon 6/21/18 Trump’s handshake gave North Korea the status boost marginal states crave. Singapore Was John Bolton’s Worst Nightmare Foreign PolicyJohn Hannah 6/21/18 U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security advisor was marginalized at the summit, but his hard-nosed approach will be essential to dismantling North Korea’s nukes.