Top News: North Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says New York Times Rouhani hopes nuclear deal will be preserved through cooperation Tehran Times Lockheed Martin, Air Force Press Ahead On Air-Launched Hypersonic Missile Breaking Defense United States Lockheed Martin, Air Force Press Ahead On Air-Launched Hypersonic Missile Breaking Defense2/27/20 Lockheed Martin’s air-launched hypersonic missile will complete its critical design review (CDR) today, as the company and the Air Force press ahead on development, John Varley, vice president for hypersonic weapons at Lockheed Martin, says. PODCAST: Nuclear Insecurity Ploughshares2/24/20 Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, offered a sobering assessment of the current moment in our nuclear history. OPINION: No, the Navy’s Submarines Don’t Need W76-2 Tactical Nuclear Weapons National InterestSebastien Roblin 2/27/20 Tactical nukes increase the danger of nuclear use. OPINION: Do young people care about nuclear weapons? InkstickMatt Korda 2/27/20 Last month, the International Committee of the Red Cross released a report with a shocking — and seemingly contradictory — pair of statistics East Asia North Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says New York Times3/1/20 The firing of the projectiles could be the country’s first missile tests since Nov. 28, and comes amid a political shake-up as the North responds to the coronavirus threat. China Repeats Call for Dialogue After North Korea Missile Launch Reuters3/2/20 China on Monday reiterated a call for dialogue in response to North Korea’s latest missile launch and said all sides involved in efforts to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons should reconcile conflicts through discussion. Middle East Rouhani hopes nuclear deal will be preserved through cooperation Tehran Times3/1/20 In a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, Rouhani praised Moscow’s stance on the JCPOA. Russia/Europe OPINON: Extend a Nuclear arms Treaty New York TimesAndrei Kozyrev 3/1/20 Madeleine Albright and Igor Ivanov attribute challenges in U.S.-Russian relations to “the political climates in Washington and Moscow” and call for extension of the New START treaty. South Asia ANALYSIS: Present limitations to India’s nuclear triad Daily TimesShehar Bano Khan 2/28/20 In November 2018, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly announced that India’s nuclear triad was complete after the INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear-powered submarine, successfully completed its deterrence patrol. Multilateral Arms Control Nuclear arms control treaty set for review as divisions over non-proliferation mount Euractiv2/27/20 Relationships between states – especially nuclear-weapon states – are fractured.