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Russian aircraft cross within 100 feet of B-52 in international waters
The Hill

Top N.K. officials, including nuclear missile development chief, visits typhoon-hit areas
Yonhap

Iran nuclear deal parties meet in Vienna amid U.S. pressure
Al Jazeera

United States

OPINION: Congress should fund the second FY 21 Virginia-Class SSN
Real Clear DefenseFranklin Miller
9/1/20
The Pentagon’s decision earlier this year to drop the second Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) from its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request fails strategic, economic, and shipbuilding logic.

OPINION: Getting back on course
Arms Control AssociationDaryl Kimball
9/1/20
No matter who occupies the White House in 2021, unrelenting and focused pressure from civil society, Congress, and responsible governments around the globe will be needed to correct U.S. nuclear policy.

East Asia

Top N.K. officials, including nuclear missile development chief, visits typhoon-hit areas
Yonhap9/1/20
Top North Korean officials, including the country’s nuclear and missile development chief, visited typhoon-hit regions, state media said Tuesday as the country is striving to minimize damage from last week’s storm to its farming sector.

U.S-N. Korea summit unlikely before election but ‘surprise’ possible: experts
Yonhap8/28/20
A U.S.-North Korea summit before the upcoming U.S. presidential election may be unlikely, but Pyongyang may try to shape an incoming U.S. administration’s North Korea policy with a surprise, possibly provocations, U.S. experts said Thursday.

Middle East

Iran nuclear deal parties meet in Vienna amid U.S. pressure
Al Jazeera9/1/20
Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia are attempting to save the 2015 accord with Iran following the US withdrawal.

Russia and Europe

Russian aircraft cross within 100 feet of B-52 in international waters
The Hill8/30/20
U.S. Defense officials said two Russian planes conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. bomber over international waters Friday.

South Asia

ANALYSIS: Indian militarization of outer space: Security implications for Pakistan
Modern DiplomacySher Bano
8/29/20
India has a long-held desire to be recognized as one of the greatest military powers at the global level.

Multilateral Arms Control

Kazak president says closure of nuclear test site largely reduces nuclear threat to int’l community
Xinhua9/1/20
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Saturday that denuclearizing the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site has largely reduced the threat of nuclear proliferation to the international community.