Proliferation News

  • New Satellite Images Show Russia May Be Preparing to Test Nuclear Powered ‘Skyfall’ Missile August 19, 2021 Edition
    New Satellite Images Show Russia May Be Preparing to Test Nuclear Powered ‘Skyfall’ Missile

    IN THIS ISSUE: New Satellite Images Show Russia May Be Preparing to Test Nuclear Powered ‘Skyfall’ Missile, Iran Accelerates Enrichment of Uranium to Near Weapons-Grade, IAEA Says, National Ignition Facility Experiment Puts Researchers at Threshold of Fusion Ignition, S. Korea to Begin Mass Production of Surface-to-Air Interceptor Missile, Nuclear-Test-Ban Body Chief Seeks to Untangle Challenge of Ratification, U.S. Commitment to Taiwan Under Scrutiny After Afghanistan’s Fall

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  • UN Nuclear Watchdog: Iran Producing More Uranium Metal August 17, 2021 Edition
    UN Nuclear Watchdog: Iran Producing More Uranium Metal

    IN THIS ISSUE: UN Nuclear Watchdog: Iran Producing More Uranium Metal, PLA Likely Begins Construction of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Silo Site Near Hanggin Banner, The Real Lessons of the Trump-Kim Love Letters, Anti-Satellite Weapons Push Military to Rethink Where It Puts Missile Sentinels in Space, Pakistan Successfully Test-Fires Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile Ghaznavi, S. Korea, U.S. to Kick Off Scaled-Back Combined Exercise This Week,

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  • JROC’s Next Target: ‘Integrated Air & Missile Defense’ August 12, 2021 Edition
    JROC’s Next Target: ‘Integrated Air & Missile Defense’

    IN THIS ISSUE: JROC’s Next Target: ‘Integrated Air & Missile Defense’, Iran President Picks Hawkish Diplomat to Lead Nuclear Talks, U.S., Russian Defense Chiefs Talk by Phone About ‘Strategic Stability’, Another ICBM Test Successful, Air Force Says, N Korea Repeats Threat as US Says Joint Drills Are Defensive, Russia’s 1st Regiment of Avangard Hypersonic Missiles To Go on Combat Alert by Yearend

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  • North Korea Threatens to Boost Nuclear Program Ahead of Drills Between U.S. and ‘Perfidious’ South August 10, 2021 Edition
    North Korea Threatens to Boost Nuclear Program Ahead of Drills Between U.S. and ‘Perfidious’ South

    IN THIS ISSUE: North Korea Threatens to Boost Nuclear Program Ahead of Drills Between U.S. and ‘Perfidious’ South, Biden’s Iran Nuclear Deal Ambitions Shrink as Tensions Flare, Russia’s Latest Nuclear-Powered Sub Capable of Carrying Tsirkon Hypersonic Missiles, How Will the Pentagon Close the Homeland Missile Defense Gap?, Plutonium Pits Are a Critical Obstacle in U.S. Nuclear Plans, The Black Reporter Who Exposed a Lie About the Atom Bomb

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  • What’s Driving China’s Nuclear Buildup? August 5, 2021 Edition
    What’s Driving China’s Nuclear Buildup?

    IN THIS ISSUE: What’s Driving China’s Nuclear Buildup?, Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Are Stuck After Substantial Progress, Negotiator Says, N.Korea Wants Sanctions Eased to Restart U.S. Talks -S.Korea Lawmakers, After Latest Flight Test Failure, US Air Force Hopes to Keep First Hypersonic Missile on Track for Production, Britain Rethinks Letting China Enter Its Nuclear Power Industry, Open-Source Intelligence Challenges State Monopolies on Information

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  • Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment. August 3, 2021 Edition
    Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment.

    IN THIS ISSUE: Biden Promised to Restore the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now It Risks Derailment., North Korea Threatens Week-Old Detente Over U.S.-Led Exercises, Missile Units To Be Deployed on Ishigakijima Island, China Nuclear Reactor Shut Down for Maintenance Because of Fuel Rod Damage, Commercial Satellites — Not U.S. Intelligence — Revealed China’s Missile Program, Touring Trinity, the Birthplace of Nuclear Dread

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  • US and Russia Hold ‘Substantive’ Strategic Stability Talks as Moscow Raps Biden for Comments July 29, 2021 Edition
    US and Russia Hold ‘Substantive’ Strategic Stability Talks as Moscow Raps Biden for Comments

    IN THIS ISSUE: US and Russia Hold ‘Substantive’ Strategic Stability Talks as Moscow Raps Biden for Comments, Khamenei Adds to Doubts on Iran Nuclear Deal Talks, North, South Korea in Talks Over Summit, Reopening Liaison Office, North America’s Arctic Radar Shield is Due for an Upgrade, China Appears to Be Expanding its Nuclear Capabilities, US Researchers Say in New Report, China’s Nuclear Power Firm Could Be Blocked From UK Projects

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  • New Approaches to Verifying and Monitoring North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal July 27, 2021 Edition
    New Approaches to Verifying and Monitoring North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal

    IN THIS ISSUE: New Approaches to Verifying and Monitoring North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal, A 2nd New Nuclear Missile Base for China, and Many Questions About Strategy, Koreas Talk Again in Dormant Channels, Agree to Improve Ties, Air-Launched Missiles Slated as First U.S. Hypersonic Weapons, No. 2 State Dept. Official to Lead Nuclear Talks With Russia Next Week, France Says Iran Endangers Compromising Chance for Nuclear Deal

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  • Iran’s Security Council Rejects Draft Nuclear Deal With U.S., Spokesman Says July 22, 2021 Edition
    Iran’s Security Council Rejects Draft Nuclear Deal With U.S., Spokesman Says

    IN THIS ISSUE: Iran’s Security Council Rejects Draft Nuclear Deal With U.S., Spokesman Says, Pentagon Watchdog to Review ‘Nuclear Football’ Safety Procedures After January 6 Incident, Nuclear Notebook: How Many Nuclear Weapons Does North Korea Have in 2021?, Lawmakers Urge Biden to Make ‘Bold Decisions’ in Nuclear Review, This is Our First View of Russia’s New S-500 Air Defense System in Action

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  • U.S. Weighs New Sanctions on Iran’s Oil Sales to China if Nuclear Talks Fail July 20, 2021 Edition
    U.S. Weighs New Sanctions on Iran’s Oil Sales to China if Nuclear Talks Fail

    IN THIS ISSUE: U.S. Weighs New Sanctions on Iran’s Oil Sales to China if Nuclear Talks Fail, Caught Between China and the U.S., Asian Countries Stockpile Powerful New Missiles, ‘A Big Blow’: Washington’s Arms Controllers Brace for Loss of Their Biggest Backer, State, Dems Call Out Cruz Over Holds Ahead of Key Russian Talks, Air Force Nuclear Cruise Missiles Seen Costing About $29 Billion, Tsirkon Missile Confirms Tactical and Technical Characteristics During Test — Top Brass

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  • U.S. Prepared to Lift Nearly all Iran Sanctions, Zarif Tells Parliament July 15, 2021 Edition
    U.S. Prepared to Lift Nearly all Iran Sanctions, Zarif Tells Parliament

    IN THIS ISSUE: U.S. Prepared to Lift Nearly all Iran Sanctions, Zarif Tells Parliament, Official: U.S. Still Wants to Revive Nuclear Deal, Despite Iran Kidnap Allegations, NNSA Produces First Upgraded Warhead for Sub-Launched Nukes, Russia to Discuss Strategic Stability With U.S. Next Week -RIA Cites Sources, ‘They’re Not Going to F**king Succeed’: Top Generals Feared Trump Would Attempt a Coup After Election, According to New Book, Let’s Not Get Into a Nuclear Arms Race With China

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  • DoD Set to Kick Off Major Nuclear Scrub July 13, 2021 Edition
    DoD Set to Kick Off Major Nuclear Scrub

    IN THIS ISSUE: DoD Set to Kick Off Major Nuclear Scrub, Iran Talks Seen Withering Until August as Oil Market Heats Up, US Envoy Warns China ‘Looking At’ New Nuclear Technologies, Israel To Seek ‘Advanced’ Tech From US in Case of New Iran Deal, Warhead for Air Force's First Hypersonic Missile Tested for the First Time, The U.S. Says It Can Answer Cyberattacks With Nuclear Weapons. That’s Lunacy.

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  • Russian-US Strategic Stability Talks to be Held in Europe in a Few Weeks, Says Ambassador July 8, 2021 Edition
    Russian-US Strategic Stability Talks to be Held in Europe in a Few Weeks, Says Ambassador

    IN THIS ISSUE: Russian-US Strategic Stability Talks to be Held in Europe in a Few Weeks, Says Ambassador, Chinese, U.S. Envoys on N. Korea Agree to Maintain Communication, U.S. Expects Seventh Round of Iran Nuclear Talks; No Details When, Raytheon Wins $2B Contract for New Nuclear Cruise Missile, New B-21 Raider Stealth Bomber Rendering Released by the Air Force, Does “Deterrence” Work?

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  • Pentagon Sees “Increased Potential” for Nuclear Conflict July 6, 2021 Edition
    Pentagon Sees “Increased Potential” for Nuclear Conflict

    IN THIS ISSUE: Pentagon Sees “Increased Potential” for Nuclear Conflict, South Korea’s Mysterious Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Tested From Underwater Platform: Report, Iran Gives IAEA Notice on Escalating Uranium Metal Work, Iran Accuses Israel of June Attack on Civilian Nuclear Site, Iran’s Sole Nuclear Power Plant Up and Running After Closure, NPT Review Delayed Again, Biden Taps Lawyer Mallory Stewart for U.S. Arms Control Post

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  • Don’t Panic About China’s New Nuclear Capabilities July 1, 2021 Edition
    Don’t Panic About China’s New Nuclear Capabilities

    IN THIS ISSUE: Don’t Panic About China’s New Nuclear Capabilities, Satellite Photos Show China Expanding Its Mysterious Desert Airfield, Iran Diplomacy Nerves Fray as Atomic Talks Run Into Summer, Iran Restricts IAEA Access to Main Enrichment Plant After Attack -Diplomats, NK Leader Vows to Elevate Relations With China to New Strategic Point, Nuclear Weapon Skeptics Face Turbulent Path to Rein in the Pentagon

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  • Can a Credible Nuclear Breakout Time With Iran Be Restored? June 29, 2021 Edition
    Can a Credible Nuclear Breakout Time With Iran Be Restored?

    IN THIS ISSUE: Can a Credible Nuclear Breakout Time With Iran Be Restored?, Hardening Stances by Iran and U.S. Complicate Negotiations to Revive Nuclear Deal, Nuclear Posture Review, National Defense Strategy Will Be Thoroughly Integrated, S. Korea to Develop ‘Iron Dome’-Style Defence System to Counter North’s Artillery, US Officials Double Down on Push for Nuclear Modernization, DRDO Successfully Tests New Generation Nuclear Capable Missile Agni-P

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  • U.S. Navy Ships Close to Getting Interceptors That Could Stop an ICBM June 23, 2021 Edition
    U.S. Navy Ships Close to Getting Interceptors That Could Stop an ICBM

    IN THIS ISSUE: U.S. Navy Ships Close to Getting Interceptors That Could Stop an ICBM, Diplomats: Progress Made in Vienna at Iran Nuclear Talks, Pentagon Tracked Failed Iranian Satellite Launch and New Images Reveal Tehran is Set to Try Again, Russia Views Moratorium on Short- and Medium-Range Missiles as Priority — Senior Diplomat, North Korea to Washington: Timetable on Talks is Up to Us, Not You, Air Force Says Hypersonic Missile Tests Could Kill Four Snails and 90 Clams

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  • Reducing Nuclear Salience: How to Reassure Northeast Asian Allies June 17, 2021 Edition
    Reducing Nuclear Salience: How to Reassure Northeast Asian Allies

    IN THIS ISSUE: Reducing Nuclear Salience: How to Reassure Northeast Asian Allies, Cooperation Under Asymmetry? The Future of US-China Nuclear Relations, Russia, US Will Launch Arms Control Talks to Avoid ‘Accidental War’, Iran Nuclear Deal Hangs in Balance as Islamic Republic Votes, Acting SECNAV Says Memo Doesn’t Mean He’s Canceling Nuclear Sea-Launched Cruise Missile, New GBSD Will Fly in 2023; No Margin Left for Minuteman, U.S. Nuclear Regulator Approves Fuel for Next-Generation Reactors

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  • Congressional Testimony: Military-Civil Fusion and China’s Nuclear Program June 15, 2021 Edition
    Congressional Testimony: Military-Civil Fusion and China’s Nuclear Program

    IN THIS ISSUE: Congressional Testimony: Military-Civil Fusion and China’s Nuclear Program, How Will U.S.-Russia Arms Control Affect the Geneva Summit?, The United States, Israel, and the Iranian Nuclear Program, U.S. Lifts Some Sanctions on Iranians Before Nuclear Talks, A Former Nuclear Negotiator’s Advice for Biden and Putin, China Says Radiation Levels are Normal Around Taishan Nuclear Power Plant After Reported Leak

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  • Congressional Testimony: Missile Defense Strategy, Policies, and Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request June 10, 2021 Edition
    Congressional Testimony: Missile Defense Strategy, Policies, and Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request

    IN THIS ISSUE: Congressional Testimony: Missile Defense Strategy, Policies, and Programs in Review of the Defense Authorization Request, Navy Eyes Canceling Nuclear Missile, China’s Rocket Force Tests ‘Carrier Killer’ DF-26 Ballistic Missiles, U.S. Says Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume Over the Weekend, S. Korea Continues Attempts to Call N.K. Every Day Through Panmunjom Hotline to No Avail: Official, Kim Jong Un Appears to Have Lost Some Weight — and That Could Have Geopolitical Consequences

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