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Based on testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee, @MatthewKroenig writes the US “needs to retain a robust, flexible, and modernized nuclear force to meet its national security objectives.”


Now is not the time for Europe to raise its defense spending or for NATO to extend its reach beyond Europe—especially into the Indo-Pacific region. Rather, it’s time to get back to the core focus of NATO.

Despite recent stress tests, how can the US and its allies chart a promising path forward for the transatlantic alliance? Our experts weigh in.

Join us on September 28 for the 2021 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum #ACKF to hear US and ROK officials and experts develop forward-looking recommendations for the US-ROK alliance.

"...the inconvenient truth is that we—Right, Left, and Center—share in the blame."

#ForwardDefense's @Maxbrooksauthor brings us to the aftermath of a terrorist attack in 2031 for "The Future of Counterterrorism: 20 Years Since 9/11."

.@BarryPavel & Vikram Venkatram:“The release of a bioweapon by a terrorist...could spread throughout the globe, just as a naturally occurring pandemic would.”

More on this in #ForwardDefense & @ACMideast's “The Future of Counterterrorism” series.

“Politicization of domestic counterterrorism work and terrorism labeling is fraught with peril.”

Christopher Costa shares his thoughts on the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attacks in #ForwardDefense & @ACMideast's “Future of Counterterrorism” series.

The re-emergence of Taliban rule in Afghanistan could provide a safe haven to Al Qaeda. What does this mean for the security of a rules-based order?

@ashjain50 and @AmbDanFried offer their thoughts in the latest State of the Order.

LIVE NOW – @thejointstaff vice chairman Gen Hyten joins #ForwardDefense for a discussion on integrated #deterrence

.@GeorgetownICAP Mary McCord: “Law enforcement departments must not use the 1st Amendment as a shield for failing to take proactive action against extremists within their ranks…”

More in #ForwardDefense & @ACMideast's “Future of Counterterrorism” series

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Global Aviation Cyber Security Report

Thales, in partnership with The Atlantic Council, is creating a framework for improving the state of global aviation cybersecurity and preserve trust by equipping governments and private sector organizations with innovative ideas and new strategies on cybersecurity across the whole of the aviation community – culminating in a report scheduled for release this fall.

This will be a first for the aviation community and will engage numerous stakehlders in the most comprehensive study on cybersecurity in the global ecosystem to-date.

Who We Are

Aviation Cyber Security is a framework created by the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative & Thales (a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets).


The aviation industry is faced with a complex and critical challenge. The increasing use of new technologies in the movement towards automation has yielded efficiencies and enhanced the customer experience. Yet, it has also inadvertently created vulnerabilities for exploitation. The consequences of failure would carry direct public safety and national security implications.