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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Titus, House colleagues call for a ban on explosive nuclear testing in final NDAA
U.S. Representative Dina Titus

Iran claims it found agents behind Natanz nuclear explosion
AL Monitor

Iran: U.S. has no option but to return to nuclear deal
Middle East Monitor

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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Titus, House colleagues call for a ban on explosive nuclear testing in final NDAA
U.S. Representative Dina Titus9/10/20
Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District led an effort with 35 of her House colleagues to call for a ban on explosive nuclear weapons testing in the finalized Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

ANALYSIS: What is Trump’s new nuclear weapon?
Popular MechanicsKyle Mizokami
9/10/20
In a series of interviews, President Donald Trump told Bob Woodward that he had built a new nuclear weapon system “nobody’s ever had.”

East Asia

ANALYSIS: On North Korea
Carnegie EndowmentToby Dalton
9/9/20
The hard realities of North Korea’s nuclear program require a new approach by the United States.

ANALYSIS: A North Korea strategy for the next administration
Foreign PolicyAndrea Mihailescu
9/9/20
It is possible to engage the country, but it won’t be easy.

OPINION: China’s worrisome edge toward a ‘launch-on-warning’ nuclear posture
The HillJames Holmes
9/10/20
The Pentagon’s latest annual report on Chinese military power serves a reminder that the world has embarked on a second nuclear age, following the first one that began at Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago.

Middle East

With nuclear deal on the line, Iran has plenty at stake in the U.S. election
Radio Free Europe9/10/20
With the incumbent president and his main challenger deeply at odds over a 2015 nuclear deal and other aspects of policy toward Tehran, the outcome of the U.S. election on November 3 could play a powerful role in shaping Iran’s development for years to come.

Iran: U.S. has no option but to return to nuclear deal
Middle East Monitor9/10/20
The US has no alternative but to return to the nuclear deal from which it withdrew in 2018, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

Iran claims it found agents behind Natanz nuclear explosion
AL Monitor9/9/20
Saboteurs responsible for the July 2 explosion at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility have been identified, said a senior Iranian energy official as reported by the country’s semi-official state media outlet, Fars News Agency.

Russia and Europe

Etched in stone: Russian strategic culture and the future of transatlantic security
Carnegie EndowmentEugene Rumer, Richard Sokolsky
9/8/20
Russia will remain a formidable adversary for the United States, yet they have a shared interest in avoiding outright war. Time and patience will be needed to rebuild the relationship.

South Asia

ANALYSIS: Is nuclear deterrence in the cards for India and China
Observer Reach FoundationPulkit Mohan
9/11/20
The recent Ladakh military standoff between India and China has drawn significant concern and coverage due to its escalatory nature and the increasingly tense relationship between neighbors.