The Morning Dispatch: Infrastructure Talks Sputter

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) announced a directive mandating that pipeline owners and operators file any confirmed and potential cybersecurity incidents with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, designate an on-call “Cybersecurity Coordinator,” and review gaps in their current security apparatuses within 30 days.

  • The Syrian government announced that incumbent President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term with more than 95 percent of the vote, capping off an election widely regarded by the international community to be illegitimate. 

  • AirFrance and Austrian Airlines were forced to cancel flights to Moscow this week when Russian aviation officials denied the airlines’ proposed flight paths bypassing Belarus. Many European airlines are avoiding Belarusian airspace after Sunday’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane and the arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich. 

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