Top News: Hackers steal secrets from US nuclear missile contractor Sky News Talk of nuclear tests aims to spark arms race China Daily N. Korea threatens to halt military agreement over leaflets AP United States Hackers steal secrets from US nuclear missile contractor Sky News6/3/20 Cyber extortionists have stolen sensitive data from a company which supports the US Minuteman III nuclear deterrent. Small military nuclear reactors: In need of global safeguards Bulletin of Atomic Scientists6/3/20 The US Defense Department recently awarded three contracts totaling $40 million to kick off a design competition to build small mobile nuclear reactors that can “be forward deployed with forces outside the continental United States,” including at “remote operating bases.” OPINION: Trump is looking to restart nuclear tests for the first time in 28 years, and we should all be worried Independent – Becky Alexis-Martin 6/2/20 Before Donald Trump had even become president, he was calling for a new arms race. East Asia OPINION: Can US-China-Russia arms control really work? The Diplomat – Robert Farley 6/4/20 Are there areas in which China, the United States, and Russia can manage competition through arms control? Talk of nuclear tests aims to spark arms race China Daily6/3/20 It may just be a negotiation gimmick on the part of the US administration’s national defense hawks, who fancy dragging China into what they wish would be a trilateral nuclear arms control regime. N. Korea threatens to halt military agreement over leaflets AP6/3/20 North Korea threatened on Thursday to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018 to reduce tensions if the South fails to prevent activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border. Middle East Pompeo ‘confident’ Iran arms embargo will be extended Radio Farda6/2/20 U.S. Secretary of State says he is confident that the United Nations arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran set to expire in October will be extended. OPINION: The ending of Iran nuclear deal sanction waivers Newsweek – Shoshana Bryen 6/3/20 President Trump’s decision not to renew a set of sanction waivers is part of a larger policy. Russia and Europe U.S. B-1 bomber drills aim at China, Russia Asia Times6/3/20 JASSM missiles on some B-1 bombers can knock out hardened ground targets or attack ships at sea Multilateral Arms Control OPINION: Coming together to save NPT right now Korea Times – Tuya Nyamosor 6/3/20 These days the world is consumed by worry and concern related to the global COVID-19 outbreak.