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Joint statement from civil society to the states parties of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty
Reaching Critical Will

U.S. STRATCOM Conducts Long-Range Strategic Bomber Mission
U.S. Strategic Command

OPINION: An elaboration of my advocacy for why China needs more nuclear deterrence
Global Times

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USSTRATCOM Conducts Long-Range Strategic Bomber Mission
U.S. Strategic Command5/11/20
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) demonstrated the readiness and global reach of its long-range strategic bombers during a mission spanning the U.S. European Command and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command geographic areas of responsibility, May 7.

East Asia

Pompeo says U.S. flexible in N. Korea nuclear talks
Korea Herald5/11/20
The United States is focused on drawing North Korea back to denuclearization talks and is willing to show flexibility in reaching balanced agreements to reflect the promises the two countries exchanged at the Singapore summit in June 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday.

Rally cry for more Chinese nuclear warheads
Asia Times5/11/20
Global Times editor leads the call but he’s likely channeling sentiment among Communist Party hardliners.

ANALYSIS: China’s ambiguous missile strategy is risky
Pop SciP.W. Singer, Ma Xiu
5/11/20
The problematic approach involves weapons systems that could be either nuclear or conventional.

OPINION: An elaboration of my advocacy for why China needs more nuclear deterrence
Global TimesHu Xijing
5/12/20
China does not need to engage in an arms race with the US, but as Washington’s strategic will to crush Beijing grows, so must our nuclear deterrence.

Middle East

Pompeo again vows to push for extension of Iran arms embargo
Radio Liberty5/10/20
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed his pledge to use all means available to extend a ban on conventional arms sales to Iran beyond October.

Russia and Europe

Russia tests new hypersonic missile designed for Tu-22M3M strategic bomber – source
TASS5/10/20
Russian air forces have recently tested a new hypersonic aircraft missile, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS.

Multilateral Arms Control

Joint statement from civil society to the states parties of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty
Reaching Critical Will5/11/20
As the world mobilises in response to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot afford to lose sight of the other global challenges that threaten all of us, including the worsening planetary climate emergency and the ongoing threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

OPINION: 25 years after the indefinite extension of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty
In Depth NewsTariq Rauf
5/12/20
field-of-broken-promises-and-shattered-visions
Sometimes the most penetrating wisdom comes out of the “mouths of babes”, in this case a child at the United Nations kindergarten in New York who aptly observed: “Why a country that makes atomic bombs would ban fireworks?”