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To avoid war, Trump should take advantage of Iran's realist side. The US can acknowledge Iran's regional role, take its security concerns seriously and deal on a state-to-state basis with it. @matburrows & Julian Mueller-Kaler write for @thehill

"It is not always about whether we can achieve interoperability, but how close we can come to working through these challenges to enable our most capable NATO allies and partners to essentially become an extension of one another." #StrongerWithAllies

Aviation cybersecurity is the cybersecurity that relates to aircraft operations--the movement of aircraft, passengers, its products, supply chain and services. Help make the industry more secure and resilient by taking our survey below.


Navy Wrestles With Cyber Policy As China and Iran Hack Away

“Critics of INF Treaty withdrawal said that it was a mistake because Russia, but not the US, possess missiles in this range, so Russia would disproportionately benefit from the Treaty's demise." The recent US test proved them wrong, says Matt @Kroenig.

Time for a NATO-China Council: This should be an important element of the West's efforts to deter Chinese aggression & to foster cooperative relations with Beijing. Read this piece authored by Barry Pavel and me:

“To responsibly address not only Hong Kong, but also the full spectrum of Chinese abuses of the international system, sanctions should not be relied upon as the sole weapon in Washington’s arsenal,” writes Michael Greenwald.

Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads

The Alliance should establish a “NATO-China Council,” recommend @BarryPavel & @IanBrzezinski, as a structural mechanism for dialogue with China to increase transparency & mutual understanding, raise concerns, avoid miscalculations, & foster cooperation.

The US tests medium-range cruise missile after the INF Treaty exit. Deputy Director @ACScowcroft @kroenig writes why withdrawing from the INF is a prudent move for the United States in @thehill.

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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.