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  • [New] Foreign companies may follow laws in China that create serious regulatory and PR risks for them in the United States - especially when it relates to Xinjiang, the CCP organization the United Front, or the People's Liberation Army. / Barrons
  • [New] China has developed into a major international entity, with what will soon be the world's largest economy and an increasingly modern military that may already have reached regional peer-status with the United States in the South China Sea. / The Washington Times
  • [New] The Japan Times that China's increasing military activities conducted in the vicinity of Taiwan are destabilizing and increase the risk of miscalculation. / The Japan Times
  • [New] Among the topics of discussion will be a replacement for the current nuclear arms control treaty - Russia and the United States still control about 90% of the world's nuclear weapons, and Moscow has been modernising and diversifying its nuclear arsenal. / The Irish Times
  • [New] Russian investments in artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies will help their soldiers counter the physical, cognitive, and operational challenges of urban warfare and perform better in future conflicts. / International Defense Security & Technology Inc.
  • [New] China always follows the principle of no-first-use of nuclear weapons at any time and under any circumstance, and is committed itself unconditionally not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon states or nuclear-weapon-free zones. / pressroom
  • [New] Nato leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels have warned of the military threat posed by China, saying its behaviour is a systemic challenge. / BBC News
  • [New] The official Chinese position is that it will never be the first nation to use nuclear weapons, but Pentagon officials have been warning for years that Beijing might move to a launch-on-warning posture, what might be called a use them or lose them approach to deterrence. / Forbes
  • [New] If a fight over Taiwan occurs, the Air Force plans to wage conventional warfare against China by flying nuclear-capable aircraft into its airspace - or by launching cruise missiles from outside its airspace from other nuclear-capable aircraft. / Forbes
  • [New] Near-peer adversaries are well beyond threats to use cyber as an instrument of warfare, and while perhaps not state-sponsored, sophisticated crime syndicates are using similar tactics to great effect. / RealClearDefense
  • [New] Efforts by the FTC to impose outdated antitrust standards on companies involved in multi-year defense procurement contracts could pose a direct threat to national security. / The National Interest
  • [New] There are signs that a decline in nuclear arsenals witnessed since the end of the Cold War has stalled, a top research institute said, warning that both Russia and the United States appear to have attached greater importance to nuclear weapons in their defense policies. / The Prophecy Blog
  • [New] Within the last few years, both China and Russia have fielded early versions of hypersonic weapons that can travel faster than five times the speed of sound (Mach 5 is about 3,806 mph) and potentially hold U.S. capital ships at risk. / USNI News
  • [New] NATO as an organization will continue to adapt and improve its cyber defences and that they will further develop NATO's capacity to support national authorities in protecting critical infrastructure, including against malicious hybrid and cyber activity. / CNN
  • [New] The perspective on China of the United States, a country with a strong military presence in the Indo-Pacific, obviously differs from that of European members, who do want to risk the kind of clashes the US Navy anticipates. /
  • [New] Without a truly civilian space agency such as NASA, outside powers may interpret Beijing's gains in outer space through a security lenses ̶ increasing threat perceptions rather than increasing Chinese soft power. / The Diplomat
  • [New] China's space station will allow China to present itself as an alternative to the United States ̶ allowing China to claim that it is a more inclusive alternative to the United States, as it will allow both democracies and autocracies alike to participate in its space initiatives. / The Diplomat
  • [New] The Biden administration has set high goals for revitalizing arms control while also reducing nuclear risks and the role of nuclear weapons. / CSIS
  • [New] NATO will strengthen exchanges with partner countries as well as with international and regional organisations that are active on climate change and security issues. / NATO
  • [New] To adapt to climate change, NATO will incorporate climate change considerations into its full spectrum of work, ranging from defence planning and capability development to civil preparedness and exercises. / NATO
  • [New] NATO remains committed to ensuring that Allies can protect their populations, forces, and territories against CBRN threats, including through reviewing NATO's Comprehensive, Strategic Level Policy for Preventing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Defending against CBRN Threats. / NATO
  • [New] NATO remains committed to making good use of the existing military lines of communication between both sides to promote predictability and transparency, and to reduce risks, and calls on Russia to do so as well. / NATO

Last updated: 19 June 2021