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AM Nukes Roundup

September 18, 2020  

Top Six

US seeks to pressure Russia into nuclear weapons treaty concessions before election
Kylie Atwood, CNN - September 18

Top admiral: 'No condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time'
Rebecca Kheel, The Hill - September 17

In bumpy U.N. dealings, Trump found backing on North Korea, isolation on Iran
Michelle Nichols, Reuters - September 17

Trump to Kill What's Left of Iran Deal Then Confront UN Assembly
David Wainer, Bloomberg - September 18

Stephen Collinson with Caitlin Hu: A new perspective on Trump's charm offensive with North Korea
OPINION: CNN - September 17

Azriel Bermant: Why Israel Should Worry About the Saudi and Emirati Nuclear Programs
OPINION: Foreign Policy - September 17

Daily News Assessment: 46 days until voting ends; Federal Judge stops planned Postal Service changes that may affect mail-in ballots; Worldwide confirmed COVID-19 cases passes 30m; Europe sees worrying new spike; Watchdog group finds shelved government plans from April to mail every American household five face masks; Federal funding bill may be introduced today; Russia boost troop presence near Chinese border;

Media Intel: Update your passwords, Twitter says. As election nears political figures and journalists should be especially wary of hacks. FBI director confirms "very, very active" Russian efforts to interfere in election. Evidence also points to Chinese and Iranian efforts.

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News Clips

IRAN

Trump to Kill What's Left of Iran Deal Then Confront UN Assembly
David Wainer, Bloomberg - September 18

U.S. prepares to reimpose U.N. sanctions against Iran despite objections from most other countries
Carol Morello, Washington Post - September 17

Trump administration threatens to step up pressure against Iran and Venezuela in run-up to 2020 election
Borzou Daragahi, The Independent - September 17

Pompeo Expects 'Every Nation' to Comply With 'Snapback' Sanctions on Iran
VOA News - September 17

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard: 'Strike teams' sent to patrol oil-rich province
Bradford Betz, Fox News - September 17

U.S. calls out Iranian hacker threat with indictment, sanctions and threat analysis
Eric Geller, Politico - September 17

More Iranian nationals charged in US with hacking crimes
Matthew Barakat , AP News - September 17

In bumpy U.N. dealings, Trump found backing on North Korea, isolation on Iran
Michelle Nichols, Reuters - September 17

 

KOREA

Satellite images show N. Korea preparing for military parade
AP News - September 18

How would Team Biden handle a showdown with North Korea?
Patrick Winn, PRI - September 17

Missile launch or storm repairs? Flurry of activity fuels speculation of North Korea test
Josh Smith, Reuters - September 17

In bumpy U.N. dealings, Trump found backing on North Korea, isolation on Iran
Michelle Nichols, Reuters - September 17

 

US

US seeks to pressure Russia into nuclear weapons treaty concessions before election
Kylie Atwood, CNN - September 18

Top admiral: 'No condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time'
Rebecca Kheel, The Hill - September 17

Energy Dept. officials are 'trying to undermine' nuclear weapons agency, Inhofe alleges
Aaron Mehta, Defense News - September 17

Senators Clash Over $8B Nuclear Security Admin Funding Holdover
John Grady, USNI - September 17

Noam Chomsky: The world is at the most dangerous moment in human history
George Eaton, The New Statesman - September 17

Local Nobel Peace Laureate to discuss nuclear arms race
Brattleboro Reformer (VT) - September 17

Wilmington College to discuss 'past, present and future' of the nuclear threat at 30th edition of Westheimer Peace Symposium
The Highland County Press (OH) - September 17

Why a Pacific Islander Community in Rural Arkansas Became a COVID Hot Spot
Joshua Keating, Slate - September 15


OPINION & COMMENTARY

John Krzyzaniak: Eight theories on Trump's 'incredible' new secret nuclear weapon
SATIRE: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - September 18

Zack Brown: Why the Next Shooting War Could Go Nuclear
OPINION: The National Interest - September 17

Michael Rubin: Incirlik: Time for the U.S. Military to Leave
OPINION: The National Interest - September 17

David Logan: The dangerous myths about China's nuclear weapons
OPINION: War on the Rocks - September 17

Azriel Bermant: Why Israel Should Worry About the Saudi and Emirati Nuclear Programs
OPINION: Foreign Policy - September 17

John LaForge: Germany: US Nuclear Weapons Shamed in Nationwide Debate
OPINION: CounterPunch - September 18

Stephen Collinson with Caitlin Hu: A new perspective on Trump's charm offensive with North Korea
OPINION: CNN - September 17

Tongfi Kim: Forget the political calendar: It's time for another Trump-Kim meeting
OPINION: War on the Rocks - September 17

Hugh Hewitt: Iran’s alleged assassination plot against a U.S. diplomat should have both parties up in arms
OPINION: Washington Post - September 17

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