Top News U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile breaks distance record in flight test Defense News EU awaiting response from U.S., Tehran before calling meeting of nuclear deal negotiators Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran not ready to restart nuclear talks, wants to discuss texts first Reuters United States U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile breaks distance record in flight test Defense News10/14/21 The Army’s Precision Strike Missile set a new distance record in flight tests at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The missile’s flight distance was previously limited to 499 kilometers by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Europe EU awaiting response from U.S., Tehran before calling meeting of nuclear deal negotiators Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty10/15/21 Josep Borrell, the EU foreign policy chief, said he is waiting for U.S. and Iranian responses before calling a new meeting to reopen nuclear talks. Middle East Iran not ready to restart nuclear talks, wants to discuss texts first Reuters10/15/21 After meeting with the Iranian government, an EU official said that Iran wants to discuss the texts that will be put forward in nuclear talks before returning to the negotiating table. Saudi foreign ministry says discussed Iran nuclear program with U.S. Blinken Reuters10/14/21 The U.S. Secretary of State and Saudi Foreign Minister met to discuss Iran’s nuclear program and the status of nuclear talks. Intel: Israel sees bad faith in Iran’s delay to return to nuclear talks Al-Monitor10/14/21 Israeli officials worry that Iran will continue to delay talks and demand concessions in Vienna negotiations. Pacific ANALYSIS: Can Australia get second-hand nuclear submarines? The U.S. option Australian Strategic Policy InstituteMarcus Hellyer 10/15/21 If the U.S. is willing to sell Los Angeles class submarines to Australia, it could provide a relatively low-risk opportunity for Australia to develop an understanding of operating nuclear submarines. OPINION: U.S. should give Australia access to operations in Singapore, Guam, Philippines: report South China Morning PostJohn Power 10/15/21 Building off AUKUS, the U.S. and Australia should integrate under a “collective deterrence strategy” to balance against China by granting Australia access to U.S. operations in Singapore, Guam, and the Philippines. International Quick detection of uranium isotopes helps safeguard nuclear materials Oak Ridge National Laboratory10/15/21 Analytical chemists at Oak Ridge National Lab have developed methods to rapidly measure isotopic ratios of uranium and plutonium from environmental swipes, which the IAEA can use to safeguard nuclear materials. EVENT: Nuclear risk reduction: friction points United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research10/18/21 In a side event to the UN First Committee, panelists will discuss nuclear weapons risk reduction and ways for great powers to bridge strategic perceptions gaps.