TOP NEWS

Trump moves closer to ending another post-Cold War treaty
Wall Street Journal

U.S. moves to further isolate Iran from global financial system
Wall Street Journal

Ex-top North Korean nuclear negotiator warns U.S. not to ignore year-end deadline by ‘exploiting’ Kim-Trump ties
Japan Times

United States

Trump moves closer to ending another post-Cold War treaty
Wall Street Journal10/27/19
The Trump administration has taken steps toward leaving the Open Skies treaty, a nearly three-decade-old agreement designed to reduce the risk of war between Russia and the West by allowing both sides to conduct reconnaissance flights over one another’s territories, U.S. officials said.

Anti-nuke protesters convicted in break-in at Navy sub base
Associated Press10/25/19
Seven Roman Catholic activists have been convicted of federal crimes for breaking into a Navy submarine base in Georgia to protest nuclear weapons.

Middle East

U.S. moves to further isolate Iran from global financial system
Wall Street Journal10/25/19
The Trump administration moved on Friday to further isolate Iran from the global financial system by declaring the country a “jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern.”

East Asia

Ex-top North Korean nuclear negotiator warns U.S. not to ignore year-end deadline by ‘exploiting’ Kim-Trump ties
Japan Times10/27/19
The former top North Korean nuclear negotiator Sunday delivered a scathing indictment of the United States’ position in nuclear talks, blasting Washington’s “delaying tactics” and warning of a failure to heed leader Kim Jong Un’s deadline for a “bold decision” by the year’s end.

Multilateral Arms Control

Iran looms over race to lead U.N. nuclear agency
Wall Street Journal10/27/19
The United Nations’ atomic agency is seeking a new leader in an increasingly tight competition overshadowed by Iran’s nuclear activities.

Analysis/Commentary

Why North Korea has nuclear weapons (is America partially to blame?)
National InterestSebastien Roblin
10/26/19
North Korea’s bad faith and Washington’s inconsistencies combined to create a disaster.

Could someone actually steal a U.S. nuke?
Popular MechanicsJoe Pappalardo
10/25/19
Even though nukes are heavily guarded and hard to hack, there are other, less obvious risks if they go rogue.

If Iran gets a nuclear weapon, Donald Trump is to blame
National InterestAmitai Etzioni
10/25/19
Trump’s Iran policy has not produced the ends America seeks.

How to manage North Korea
Foreign PolicyJung Pak
10/28/19
For decades, the United States has been trying to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, using both engagement and sanctions at different times.

Can new U.S. missile in Asia deter China and increase security on the Korean Peninsula?
War on the RocksJoshua Nezam
10/25/19
Deploying new, previously banned missiles may complicate Washington’s ability to accomplish its two major foreign policy objectives in Asia: balancing China and curtailing the threat of North Korea’s nuclear programs.