Top News At UN, Israeli PM Bennett says Iran has crossed nuclear “all red lines” Reuters Japanese PM candidate backs nuclear submarines The Times Iran and IAEA in new disagreement over nuclear monitoring Al Jazeera United States ANALYSIS: What to expect when you’re expecting a national defense strategy War on the Rocks9/27/21 In order to best safeguard the United States and its interests, the new National Defense Strategy should balance various priorities, including restoring both conventional and nuclear deterrence. Middle East At UN, Israeli PM Bennett says Iran has crossed nuclear “all red lines” Reuters9/27/21 In a speech to the UN General Assembly, the Israeli Prime Minister said Iran’s nuclear program hit a “watershed moment” and that Israel will not allow it to acquire a nuclear weapon. Iran and IAEA in new disagreement over nuclear monitoring Al Jazeera9/27/21 Iran denied IAEA inspectors access to a centrifuge manufacturing site in Karaj. ANALYSIS: Iran suggests harder line in nuclear talks Arms Control AssociationKelsey Davenport 9/24/21 The Iranian President’s rhetoric indicates that Iran might demand more concessions from the U.S. as negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear deal continue. East Asia Japanese PM candidate backs nuclear submarines The Times9/27/21 A popular candidate in Japan’s prime minister election said the country should acquire nuclear submarines. ANALYSIS: Dismantlement of spent fuel storage building at Yongbyon’s 50 MWe reactor 38 NorthFrank Pabian, Olli Heinonen, Jack Liu, Samantha Pitz 9/24/21 The abandoned spent fuel storage building at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center is being dismantled. OPINION: A freeze for freeze redux on the Korean Peninsula Korea on PointToby Dalton 9/24/21 To salvage diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S., North Korea, and South Korea should arrange a “freeze for freeze” deal in which all parties agree to stop military exercises and missile tests for a fixed period. Pacific ANALYSIS: Will AUKUS hit China where it hurts? Foreign PolicyEmma Ashford, Matthew Kroenig 9/24/21 Emma Ashford and Matthew Kroenig debate Australia’s level of commitment to the U.S. in future regional conflicts after the AUKUS submarine deal. ANALYSIS: Don’t sink the nuclear submarine deal Foreign AffairsCaitlin Talmadge 9/27/21 The security benefits of the AUKUS submarine deal outweigh the overblown nonproliferation concerns.