Top News U.S. ready to resume nuclear talks with N. Korea: official Korea Herald U.S. Iran rep says Tehran must let inspectors into nuke site AP News ANALYSIS: The global financial systems for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation Carnegie Endowment United States U.S. ready to resume nuclear talks with N. Korea: official Korea Herald3/6/20 The United States stands ready to resume denuclearization negotiations with North Korea as soon as possible and hopes to hear back from the regime, a senior U.S. official said Thursday. ANALYSIS: Russia’s exotic nuclear weapons and implications for the United States and NATO Atlantic CouncilMatthew Kroenig, Mark Massa, Christian Trotti 3/6/20 In 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced five new nuclear-capable, strategic weapons systems. East Asia China will not join so-called China-U.S.-Russia arms control negotiations: spokesperson China Daily3/9/20 Beijing said on Friday that it had no intention to join the so-called trilateral arms control negotiations, a day after United States President Donald Trump said he will propose a new trilateral arms control initiative with Russia and China. Middle East U.S. Iran rep says Tehran must let inspectors into nuke site AP News3/5/20 The U.S. special representative for Iran said Thursday the Islamic Republic must “immediately” ensure inspectors have access to sites that harbor traces of nuclear material or activity. Iron Dome doesn’t work for army: Gen Murray Breaking Defense3/5/20 The Israeli-made system is incompatible with the U.S. Army’s missile defense network the head of Army Futures Command told us. So instead of buying more Iron Domes, he aims to hold a missile defense “shoot off” open to all comers. Russia/Europe S-400 air defense deployment to begin in April, Erdogan says TASS3/6/20 Deployment of Russian-made S-400 air defense systems will commence in April, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, during his meeting with the journalists in the wake of Moscow talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Behind Moscow’s arms control offensive Real Clear Defense3/6/20 Russia has a long track record of importuning the United States and its allies regarding arms control treaties and negotiations. Lifting Russia’s accident reactors from the Arctic seafloor will cost nearly €300 million Barents Observer3/8/20 Russian and European experts agree that the dumped Soviet-era nuclear reactors in the Kara Sea can’t stay on the seafloor forever. Europeans, Britain raise North Korea missile launches at U.N. Security Council Reuters3/5/20 Britain, Germany, France, Estonia and Belgium raised North Korea’s latest missile launches behind closed-doors in the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, condemning the tests as a provocative action in violation of U.N. resolutions. South Asia India playing an important role in non-proliferation: MEA Outlook India3/6/20 India is playing an important role in the global program of non-proliferation, an official of the External Affairs Ministry said here on Friday. Multilateral Arms Control Nuclear non-proliferation treaty an essential pillar for peace and security UN News3/5/20 Countries meeting in New York next month to review progress on nuclear non-proliferation are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to use the opportunity to strengthen global peace and security. ANALYSIS: The global financial systems for weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation Carnegie EndowmentTogzhan Kassenova 3/4/20 Proliferators take advantage of formal financial institutions to enable surreptitious nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs.