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After starting as a nonresident senior fellow with @ACScowcroft shortly after departing goverment service in the summer of 2020, I am honored to be asked to lead its new Indo-Pacific Security Initiative.

NEW | The @AtlanticCouncil announces the creation of the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative (IPSI), a new program focused on Indo-Pacific strategy, alliance, and security issues.

Learn more about the @ACScowcroft initiative: ➡️

A little glimpse into my work with the Transatlantic Security Initiative! Still on cloud 9 that I get to work on these important issues (and occasionally play photographer). Looking forward to our partnership with @Defensie.

This year, we asked more than 160 experts what the world might look like a decade from now. Read their responses and more in this year's edition of Global Foresight:

Is the world dividing between democracies and autocracies? Read more in our 2022 Special Edition of State of the Order. @ashjain50 @AmbDanFried.

LIVE NOW | @UUtah's near crisis project: Why what you don’t know can hurt you. Experts join #ForwardDefense to discuss how different tools of national power can help defuse near crises.

The Scowcroft Center is looking for a Deputy Director of Operations to help manage the Center! Learn more about the role and apply here:

What were the three most significant geopolitical events in 2022? See our Special Edition of State of the Order to find out. ⬇️ @ashjain50 @AmbDanFried

From me and @shelbyjmag for @AtlanticCouncil's UkraineAlert: "Western leaders should prepare for a world in which Ukraine is victorious and Russia is defeated." But more must be done to make this a reality:

Incredibly late as always (for work😅, in life & on Twitter), but equally proud of our list of snow leopards to watch in 2023 - under-the-radar phenomena w/ potential massive impact - from my colleagues @BayoumiImran @CMulterer1 @dmillerdc & yours truly.

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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.