Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and other representatives of the P5+1 continue negotiations on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program. Vienna.
June 27-July 6
House and Senate Independence Day recess.
Independence Day federal holiday.
Independence Day (holiday).
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m, Adil Sultan, International Institute for Strategic Studies, "Nuclear Security in Pakistan." Sponsored by International Institute for Strategic Studies. At Arundel House, Fourth Floor, Trafalgar Room, 13-15 Arundel St., Temple Place, London. RSVP to Kelly O'Sullivan by email.
3:00 p.m., Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, markup of the annual State and foreign operations appropriations bill. 116 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
2:00-5:00 p.m., House Foreign Affairs Subcommittees on Asia and the Pacific and Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, hearing on "Reviewing the U.S.-China Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement," with Thomas Countryman, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation; Frank Klotz, Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration; Henry Sokolski, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; Daniel Lipman, Nuclear Energy Institute; and Sharon Squassoni, Center for Strategic and International Studies. 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington. Webcast on the committee website.
2:30-4:00 p.m., Pavel Baev, Brookings Institution; Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution; and Hans Kristensen, Federation of American Scientists, "The Meaning of Russia's Nuclear Threats." Brookings Institution, Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington. RSVP online.
2:00-3:30 p.m., Kelsey Davenport, Arms Control Association; Kenneth Katzman, Congressional Research Service; Clifford Kupcham, Eurasia Group; and John Limbert, U.S. Naval Academy, "The Iran Deal and its Consequences." Atlantic Council, 12th Floor, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
Due date for President Obama to submit the Iran nuclear agreement to Congress for a 30-day review. (If submitted after July 9, Congress will have 60 days.)
1:00-2:00 p.m., Mark Fitzpatrick, International Institute for Strategic Studies, "Assessing the (Presumptive) Iran Nuclear Deal." Sponsored by International Institute for Strategic Studies. At Arundel House, Fifth Floor, Yew Conference Room, 13-15 Arundel St., Temple Place, London. RSVP to Kelly O'Sullivan by email.
30th anniversary of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior by the French government. Auckland, New Zealand. The ship was on its way to protest French nuclear testing in the South Pacific
9:30-11:00 a.m., Olli Heinonen, Harvard University; Robin Wright, Wilson Center; Ilan Goldenberg, Center for a New American Security; and Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund, "The Endgame: Who Got What From the Iran Talks?" U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington. RSVP online.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Tom Karako, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and James Acton, Carnegie Endowment, "Strategic Challenges and Responses: Nuclear, BMD, and Emerging Technologies." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
10:30-2:00 p.m., Des Browne, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and six other speakers, "Can We Save The Nonproliferation Regime?" Sponsored by Hoover Institution. At Johnson Center, Fifth Floor, 1399 New York Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online.
State Department, "Generation Prague Conference." State Department, East Auditorium, 21st St., NW, between C St. & Virginia Ave., Washington (July 15 and 16) and George Washington University, 1957 E St., NW, Washington (July 17). More information by email.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Tom D'Agostino, former Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, "Looking Back at NNSA: Lessons for the Future." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Air Force Association Headquarters, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA. RSVP online.
70th anniversary of "Trinity," the first nuclear test. Alamogordo, NM.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Uzi Rubin, former head of Israeli Missile Defense Organization, "Middle East Missile Developments and BMD Responses--An Update." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, "Missile Defense, Arms Control and America’s Security." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
8:00-9:00 a.m., John Harvey, former Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, "Some Perspectives on the Future of the Nuclear Enterprise." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
House and Senate floor action on the conference report on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 1735 and S. 1376, which includes the nuclear weapons and nonproliferation programs of the National Nuclear Security Administration (estimates). Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2.
Anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset. Through Sept. 15.
Federal agencies submit their initial budgets to the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2017 (estimate). Final budgets are to be submitted to Congress on Feb. 1.
8:00-9:00 a.m., Lt. Gen. David Mann, Commander U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, "Emerging Missile Defense and SMDC Requirements." Part of the Huessy Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series. At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington. RSVP online.
Republican presidential debate. Reagan Library, Simi Valley, CA. Broadcast on CNN.
7:30 a.m.-1:40 p.m., Minot Task Force 21, "Conference on the Enduring Value of Nuclear Deterrence." At the Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington.
House of Representatives Yom Kippur recess.
~10:00 a.m., President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly (estimate). United Nations. Broadcast on CNN, webcast on the U.N. website and may be webcast on the White House website.
Yom Kippur begins at sunset. Through Sept. 23.
Morning, Pope Francis meets with President Obama. White House, Washington.
Morning, Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress. Capitol Building, Washington. Broadcast and webcast on C-SPAN, and broadcast on CNN and probably other networks.
Morning, Pope Francis addresses the U.N. General Assembly, United Nations. Broadcast on TV and webcast on the U.N. website.
Fifth anniversary of the U.S. Senate ratification of the New START treaty on a 71-26 vote. The treaty reduces the maximum number of deployed strategic nuclear weapons by the United States and Russia from 2,200 to 1,550 each.