Top News Russian military successfully test-fires Zircon hypersonic missile from nuclear submarine Sputnik Iran says freeing frozen funds one way for U.S. to revive talks Bloomberg Koreas talk on hotline restored after North’s missile tests Associated Press United States U.S. advances nuclear security goals Arms Control Association10/1/21 The NNSA has taken substantive domestic and international steps toward securing and eliminating nuclear materials in the past two months. ANALYSIS: Advanced reactors, nuclear security and non-proliferation concerns Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation10/4/21 To minimize proliferation risks of advanced nuclear reactors, the U.S. should support programs that best instill “safeguards and security by design” so that it is difficult to divert materials in the nuclear fuel cycle. OPINION: Why we need a fundamental reappraisal of nuclear weapons policy The HillWard Wilson 10/3/21 Today’s nuclear weapons policy should be guided by realism and common sense rather than the Cold War assumptions that underpinned it for decades. Russia and Europe Russian military successfully test-fires Zircon hypersonic missile from nuclear submarine Sputnik10/4/21 The Russian Navy successfully test-fired the Zircon hypersonic missile at a conditional target from a nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea. Russia worries AUKUS pact will allow Australia to enter elite nuclear submarine club Reuters10/1/21 Russia expressed concern about the U.S.-U.K. transfer of nuclear submarine technology to Australia. Middle East Iran says waiting for IAEA to react to ‘Israeli attack’ on nuclear site Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty10/4/21 Iran has asked the IAEA to “clarify its position” on the June 2021 Karaj facility attack, allegedly carried out by Israel. Iran says freeing frozen funds one way for U.S. to revive talks Bloomberg10/4/21 Iran said the U.S. could revive nuclear talks by demonstrating goodwill in several ways, such as releasing $10 billion in oil remittances frozen in Iran’s foreign accounts. East Asia Koreas talk on hotline restored after North’s missile tests Associated Press10/4/21 The communication channels between North and South Korea were restored on Monday, which have been used in past to set up meetings, arrange border crossings, and avoid accidental clashes. North Korea issues warning to U.N. Security Council Politico10/3/21 North Korea issued a vague threat to the U.N. Security Council following an emergency meeting about its missile launches.