Top News Yoon says he will request redeployment of U.S. tactical nukes in case of emergency Yonhap News Agency China should ‘fine-tune’ nuclear weapons policy amid U.S. pressure, ex-diplomat says South China Morning Post ANALYSIS: The real Gen. Milley story is the president’s sole authority to launch nukes Responsible Statecraft United States ANALYSIS: The real Gen. Milley story is the president’s sole authority to launch nukes Responsible StatecraftRachel Traczyk 9/23/21 Gen. Mark Milley’s actions on January 6th highlight the dangers of “sole authority” and the critical need for reforms. ANALYSIS: Clarifying the issue of nuclear weapons release authority National Institute for Public PolicyDavid Trachtenberg 9/22/21 The president’s sole authority to launch nuclear weapons allows for civilian control over the military. The 25th Amendment can be used if the president is unfit to exercise this authority. East Asia Yoon says he will request redeployment of U.S. tactical nukes in case of emergency Yonhap News Agency9/22/21 The leading opposition candidate in South Korea’s presidential race said that, if elected, he would “demand” the redeployment of U.S. tactical nuclear missiles to South Korea. China should ‘fine-tune’ nuclear weapons policy amid U.S. pressure, ex-diplomat says South China Morning Post9/22/21 China’s former UN ambassador for disarmament called on China to review its no first use policy as the U.S. bolsters its military presence in the Indo-Pacific region. She also noted that China is likely to join arms control agreements with the U.S. and Russia in the future. ANALYSIS: ‘Pushing the nuclear envelope’: North Korea’s missile diplomacy The GuardianJustin McCurry 9/22/21 North Korea’s recent missile tests aim to capture the attention of the U.S. and reopen a nuclear dialogue. Pacific ANALYSIS: Australia’s nuclear submarines and AUKUS: The view from Jakarta Australian Strategy Policy InstituteNatalie Sambhi 9/20/21 AUKUS has raised various concerns in Indonesia regarding regional military balances and the possibility of an arms race, among others. ANALYSIS: Australia needs a northern base for its new nuclear submarines ForbesDavid Axe 9/23/21 Expanding Australia’s northern naval base in Darwin would decrease travel time for Australian submarines headed for the South China Sea. Middle East ANALYSIS: Iran becoming a threshold nuclear state challenges Israel’s policy of ambiguity HaaretzAluf Benn 9/23/21 If Iran develops nuclear weapons, Israel will have to reconsider its policy of ambiguity in order to reassure its public, deter Iran, and maintain its security relationship with the U.S. OPINION: Separate the Iran Deal from regional security negotiations Foreign PolicyVali Nasr, Seyed Hossein Mousavain 9/22/21 The U.S. complicates diplomatic efforts by attempting to resolve regional security issues in nuclear talks with Iran.