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North Korea’s demands throw cold water on denuclearization talks
Wall Street Journal

We’re more at risk of nuclear war with Russia than we think
Politico

Any new deal with Iran must focus on five priorities
Arab News

East Asia

North Korea’s demands throw cold water on denuclearization talks
Wall Street Journal10/6/19
President Trump’s hope of striking a landmark agreement to denuclearize North Korea suffered a setback this weekend when Pyongyang said it wouldn’t continue negotiations unless the U.S. makes a significant concession.

China, North Korea vow to strengthen ties hours after US nuclear talks collapse
South China Morning Post10/6/19
Leaders exchange congratulatory messages on 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations amid speculation that Kim Jong-un will visit China soon.

Russia

This sunken Russian submarine has buried ‘nuclear treasure’
National Interest10/6/19
For better or worse, the sub sank too deep for modern technology to be able to reach.

Analysis/Commentary

We’re more at risk of nuclear war with Russia than we think
PoliticoGeorge Beebe
10/7/19
Managing and containing the combustive mixture of volatile factors in the U.S.-Russian relationship is a daunting but far from impossible challenge.

Six competing visions for a Space Force
War on the RocksRussell Rumbaugh
10/7/19
The sixth school emphasizes space’s role in nuclear war and argues the United States should favor those satellites that provide warning of nuclear-tipped missiles and guarantee communications even in the midst of a nuclear war.

Any new deal with Iran must focus on five priorities
Arab NewsMajid Rafizadeh
10/6/19
European powers have been pushing to chart a path toward a new deal that would de-escalate tensions between the Islamic Republic and the US, which have reached their highest level since 1979.

No use is stronger than no first use
Arms Control WonkMichael Krepon
10/6/19
Opponents have to explain why a deterrent strategy based on threatening use is a sound idea, which places them on the defensive, particularly when seeking weapon systems that seem particularly oriented toward battlefield use.

Where Trump and Modi should take U.S.-India space cooperation
National InterestPeter Garretson and Namrata Goswami
10/6/19
Both nations need to work closer together on critical space issues.

Unthinkable: Why Israel would fire nuclear weapons at Iran
National InterestRobert Farley
10/7/19
If a hostile power appeared to be on the verge of mating nuclear devices with the systems needed to deliver them, Israel might well consider a preventive nuclear attack.

Trump’s parting gift: An Iran with nuclear weapons?
National InterestAmitai Etzioni
10/6/19
A nuclear-armed Iran is going to be one of Donald Trump’s going-away presents to the international community.

The ambiguity of India’s no first use policy
India Defense NewsKrishan Talukdar
10/6/19
India first adopted nuclear “No first use” policy after its second nuclear tests, Pokhran-II, in 1998.