Top News Full disclosure, verification key to North Korea denuclearization: ex-nuke envoys Yonhap News Russia to world: Our new nukes are ‘no bluff’ DefenseNews U.S. general signals support for Iran nuclear deal Reuters What Trump could learn from my attempts to denuclearize North Korea William Perry – Washington Post EAST ASIA Full disclosure, verification key to North Korea denuclearization: ex-nuke envoysYonhap NewsSouth Korea’s former nuclear envoys emphasized North Korea’s full declaration of its nuclear arsenal and the international community’s thorough verification as key to future negotiations on its denuclearization. Japan cautious while South Korea upbeat after North Korea talks in Tokyo ReutersDifferences between Japan and South Korea on how to handle North Korea emerged on Tuesday with South Korea upbeat on prospects but a more cautious Japan demanding that North Korea account for Japanese people it says North Korea abducted decades ago. In apparent shift, Abe says he doesn’t think Pyongyang is using summits to buy time for weapons programs The Japan TimesShinzo Abe doesn’t believe North Korea will use summits with the United States and South Korea to buy time to pursue its nuclear and missile programs, Seoul’s presidential office said Tuesday. MIDDLE EAST JCPOA joint commission to convene on March 16 European UnionA regular meeting of the JCPOA will take place in Vienna on 16 March 2018. RUSSIA/FSU/EUROPE Russia to world: Our new nukes are ‘no bluff’ DefenseNewsFollowing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unveiling of several new types of nuclear weapons March 1, Westerners were left scratching their heads and wondering if he was bluffing. But in an interview published by a military newspaper on Monday, Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov assured them: “This is no bluff.” SOUTH ASIA Pakistan ready to strengthen its partnership with IAEA: PM The International NewsPakistan, that has decades of experience in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, is ready to further strengthen its partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) worldwide. U.S. NUCLEAR POLICY U.S. general signals support for Iran nuclear deal ReutersGEN Joseph Votel signaled support for the Iran nuclear deal, saying the agreement, which President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from, has played an important role in addressing Iran’s nuclear program. Los Alamos National Lab Set to Mark Its 75th Anniversary Associated PressOne of the premier nuclear weapons laboratories in the U.S. where the world’s first atomic bomb was developed is set to mark its 75th anniversary. OPINION AND ANALYSIS What Trump could learn from my attempts to denuclearize North Korea William Perry – Washington PostThere are a few lessons that this administration can learn from the successes and failures of previous attempts to negotiate the denuclearization of North Korea. For China, One Of The Greatest Risks Of Trump-Kim Talks Is Being Sidelined Bonnie Glasser – NPRPresident Trump’s decision to meet North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, by the end of May poses both risks and opportunities for China. Deterring Russian First Use of Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons Mark Schneider – RealClear DefenseThe U.S. program for a low-yield warhead for the Trident missile is quite modest, prudent and not remotely comparable to existing Russian capabilities and programs. The North Korea talks haven’t even started yet, and Trump is already in trouble Michael McFaul – Washington PostSo Rex Tillerson is gone. Yet amid the flurry of speculation and debate prompted by his departure, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that President Trump has already committed himself to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.