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Russia ready to freeze warheads total to extend nuclear pact with U.S. by a year
Reuters

U.S. blacklists Chinese entities, individuals for dealing with Iran
Reuters

Iran celebrates ‘momentous day’ as U.N. arms embargo lifts. Here’s what it means
CNBC

United States

REPORT: U.S. nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and China
Center for Nonproliferation StudiesRobert Einhorn
10/19/20
The United States has at times worked cooperatively with Russia and China to promote shared nonproliferation objectives.

OPINION: From cyber to China, here’s what has former U.S. national security advisors worried
Atlantic CouncilDavid Wemer
10/19/20
Whether current US President Donald J. Trump is re-elected or former Vice President Joe Biden becomes the next occupant of the White House, the next US president will be confronted with a growing challenge from China, the lingering danger of an assertive Russia, and a broad range of threats complicated by the proliferation of new technologies.

OPINION: Only Star Wars can beat North Korea’s nukes
Washington TimesBrandon Weichert
10/29/20
The existence of North Korea’s ICBM and Mr. Kim’s emotional outburst should unsettle audiences everywhere.

East Asia

ANALYSIS: What’s next for Moon’s North Korea policy?
The DiplomatHae Won Jeong
10/19/20
The Moon Jae-in administration continues to call for an end-of-war declaration. Is that realistic?

RESEARCH: Satellite radar observation of large surface collapses induced by the 2017 North Korea nuclear test
NatureWon-kyung Baek, Hyung-sup Jung, Tae Sung Kim
10/20/20
The artificial earthquake of mb 6.1 related to the North Korea’s sixth nuclear test occurred at Mt. Mantap, North Korea on September 3, 2017.

Middle East

Iran celebrates ‘momentous day’ as U.N. arms embargo lifts. Here’s what it means
CNBC10/19/20
Iran is now free to buy a range of previously restricted weapons, its government announced Sunday, hailing a “momentous day” as a 13-year-old U.N. arms embargo on the country was lifted as part of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

U.S. blacklists Chinese entities, individuals for dealing with Iran
Reuters10/19/20
The United States on Monday said it blacklisted two Chinese men and six Chinese entities for having dealt with Iranian shipping company Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and, in some cases, helping it to evade U.S. sanctions.

Russia and Europe

Russia ready to freeze warheads total to extend nuclear pact with U.S. by a year
Reuters10/20/20
Russia said on Tuesday it would be ready to freeze its total number of nuclear warheads if the United States did the same in order to extend their last major arms control treaty by a year.

Russia makes U.S. an offer on last major arms control treaty
Al Jazeera10/20/20
Russia says it will freeze its number of nuclear warheads to extend the New START agreement, which expires in February.