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Admiral takes helm at STRATCOM
Department of Defense

Iran exceeds heavy water limit in latest nuclear deal breach – IAEA
Reuters

U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site
Reuters

United States

Admiral takes helm at STRATCOM
Department of Defense11/18/19
In a change-of-command ceremony, Navy Adm. Charles A. Richard assumed command of U.S. Strategic Command from Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.

Europe

Poland moves ahead with $60 billion nuclear power project
Bloomberg11/18/19
After at least a decade of preparations, coal-reliant Poland may be one step away from embarking on its biggest power project ever, with talks on securing the $60 billion in financing entering the final stretch.

Middle East

Iran exceeds heavy water limit in latest nuclear deal breach – IAEA
Reuters11/18/19
Iran has breached another limit in its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating slightly more than 130 tonnes of heavy water, a substance used in a type of reactor it is developing, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report showed on Monday.

U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site
Reuters11/18/19
The United States said on Monday it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site.

East Asia

N. Korea snubs U.S. move to postpone military drill with South
Associated Press11/19/19
North Korea said Tuesday it won’t consider a recent U.S. decision to postpone a joint military exercise with South Korea to be a major concession that can bring it back to nuclear talks.

ANALYSIS: China’s nuclear development shows its acceptance of limitations
The HillGregory Kulacki
11/18/19
Independent analysts of China’s nuclear program have enough reliable information to make a few definitive statements about Chinese nuclear capabilities and intentions.

ANALYSIS: China’s missile program is deadly serious
National InterestAndrew S. Erickson
11/19/19
America couldn’t stay in the INF Treaty while China built lots of missiles that Washington wasn’t allowed to have.

ANALYSIS: Lips and teeth: Repairing China-North Korea relations
Brookings InstitutionEvans J.R. Revere
11/18/19
The Beijing-Pyongyang relationship, long called as “close as lips and teeth,” took a decidedly negative turn in 2017 as Pyongyang’s confrontation with the United States appeared to be pushing the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.

Multilateral Arms Control

ANALYSIS: The coming nuclear crises
Project SyndicateRichard N. Haass
11/18/19
We are entering a new and dangerous period in which nuclear competition or even use of nuclear weapons could again become the greatest threat to global stability.