Top News:

Iran no longer banking on European support for JCPOA rights
Financial Tribune

Philippines explores options to buy BrahMos missile from India
Live Mint

U.S. unlikely to succeed in extending Iran arms embargo, says Russian ambassador
Tass

United States

OPINION: Trump’s ‘super duper missile’ is super duper necessary
The HillRyan Burke
5/19/20
Last week, President Trump hyped the Pentagon’s new “super duper missile” in his comments to reporters following the unveiling of the U.S. Space Force flag at the White House.

OPINION: What would Biden rejoining the Iran nuke deal mean?
Jerusalem PostYonah Jeremy Bob
5/20/20
In one direction, it sounds like Biden will offer Iran a return to the May 2018 status quo as long as Tehran promises to engage in negotiations to add to the 2015 nuclear deal.

East Asia

Philippines explores options to buy BrahMos missile from India
Live Mint5/18/20
India is also exploring the possibility of selling the BrahMos to Indonesia

North Korea post–Kim Jong Un reappearance: expect business as usual in the Hermit Kingdom
RandSoo W. Kim
5/19/20
If North Korea’s fate begins and ends with the Kim family, then whither U.S.–North Korea relations for the remainder of the year?

Middle East

Iran no longer banking on European support for JCPOA rights
Financial Tribune5/18/20
Iran cannot rely on Europe’s support for upholding its rights under the 2015 nuclear deal, which were violated by the United States, and will pursue its own independent policies in this regard, an Iranian diplomat said.

U.S. unlikely to succeed in extending Iran arms embargo, says Russian ambassador
Tass5/19/20
The United States is unlikely to succeed in its attempts to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said in an interview with TASS, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of relations between Russia and Iran.

Russia and Europe

Russia warns US against deploying nuclear weapons to Poland
AMN5/19/20
The redeployment of US nuclear weapons from Germany to Poland would serve to further damage already strained Russia-NATO relations and escalate tensions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced Tuesday.