TOP NEWS U.S. blocked Russia Skyfall nuclear accident details Washington Times Iran: Europeans must act fast or we will move away from nuclear deal Middle East Monitor ‘Tough times for arms control,’ NATO chief says Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty United States U.S. blocked Russia Skyfall nuclear accident details Washington Times10/23/19 Pro-arms-control officials in the State Department knew for weeks that the deadly nuclear accident in Russia in August involved the Skyfall nuclear-powered cruise missile but held up releasing the information, according to Trump administration officials. Middle East Europeans, others talking to Tehran on a mechanism to save JCPOA, Iran says Tehran Times10/23/19 Iran reiterated on Wednesday that it will take the next step to reduce commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if no concrete action is taken by the remaining parties to protect Iran from the U.S. sanctions. Iran: Europeans must act fast or we will move away from nuclear deal Middle East Monitor10/23/19 Iran has not yet made its final decision on the fourth step to reducing its nuclear obligations, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. Saudi Arabia calls to make region free of nuclear arms Asharq Al-Awsat10/23/19 Addressing the United Nations, Mohammad Al-Qahtani stressed that the establishment of a zone free of nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East is a collective responsibility at an international level. East Asia North Korea urges U.S. to act wisely through year-end deadline CNBC10/23/19 North Korea on Thursday accused U.S. officials of maintaining hostility against Pyongyang and urged Washington to act “wisely” through the end of the year. Multilateral Arms Control ‘Tough times for arms control,’ NATO chief says Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty10/24/19 NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that arms-control regimes need to adapt to “new realities” to remain effective, citing Russia’s disregard for its international commitments and the emergence of new actors and technologies. Analysis/Commentary The kill chain in space: Developing in warfighting mindset War on the RocksRaj Agrawal and Christopher Fernengel 10/24/19 Deterring conflict in space requires credible and effective responses to aggression. Non-proliferation and emerging technologies: Interview with Ulrich Kuhn Nonproliferation.eu10/23/19 The ultimate effect of emerging technologies on the existing non-proliferation regime is largely unclear. Expelling Turkey from NATO would create a dangerous foe The HillPeter Pry 10/23/19 Threatened nuclear proliferation by Turkey and others may be a sign of U.S. failure to uphold its alliance obligations through credible extended nuclear deterrence and other means. Iran Is Winning the Battle for the Middle East’s Future Foreign PolicySina Toossi 10/24/19 The vision of Iran’s Qassem Suleimani will continue to triumph until Washington trades maximum pressure and regional dominance for a multilateral Persian Gulf security structure.