ACDC News & Views (June 17 – 24, 2020)

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ACDC News & Views (June 17 – 24, 2020)

1. Russia, US Hold Arms Control Talks as Key Pact’s Expiry Looms
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/russia-hold-arms-control-talks-key-pact-expiry-looms-200622101324741.html

2. China’s Top Legislature Adopts Decision on Joining Arms Trade Treaty
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/20/c_139154253.htm

3. China Releases Report on US Military Presence in Asia-Pacific, Warns of Increased Conflict Risk
https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1192340.shtml

4.  Australia says it has been Targeted by a ‘Sophisticated’ State-Based Cyber Attack
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/18/tech/australia-cyber-attack-intl-hnk/index.html

5. Russia Promises to Stand by Iran on Nuclear Deal
https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448976/Russia-promises-to-stand-by-Iran-on-nuclear-deal

6. India’s Defense Industry is set to Lose $3 Billion from Nationwide Lockdown
https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2020/06/17/indias-defense-industry-is-set-to-lose-3-billion-from-nationwide-lockdown/

7. China Reports Progress in Ultra-Secure Satellite Transmission
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/science/quantum-satellites-china-spying.html?smid=tw-share

8. Pentagon Releases its Defense Space Strategy to Counter Russia and China
https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/06/17/pentagon-releases-defense-space-strategy-to-counter-russia-and-china/

9. Japan Halts Introduction of US Missile-Defense System
https://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-halts-introduction-of-u-s-missile-defense-system-11592229957

10. How Far Will North Korea’s Military Adventurism Go?
https://thediplomat.com/2020/06/how-far-will-north-koreas-military-adventurism-go/

Best Regards,

Team ACDC

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