The war in Ukraine has revitalised the US State Department's three representative bodies in the European Union capital. Despite increases in funding, however, they are struggling with some internal deficiencies and operational overlaps.
In contrast with Moon's presidency and its conciliatory approach to North Korea, new President Yoon Suk-yeol has all of his diplomatic and intelligence networks working to strengthen Seoul's influence over Pyongyang in Europe.
Defence giant Thales suspects competitor Leonardo of derailing a major contract the group had secured in Vietnam. At the heart of the conflict lies a French hotel developer who was operating covertly for the Italian rival.
To improve its naval drone expertise, ST Engineering is drawing on the services of a small army of consultants, many with a US Navy background. Some of them recently joined a low-profile special purpose acquisition vehicle.
In a bid to build stronger ties with the US defence industry, Thai firm ACEIS has had to clarify any potential associations that could be made online between it and Chinese companies, especially strategic ones.
Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the former prime minister who became the French government's envoy for China, has recently made his mark on the Saudi-French business networks. For many French companies, that has resulted in a reorientation of their focus towards Mohammed bin Salman's large-scale plans.
The hair and skincare company Head Kandy claims that founder Kayla McNeill fraudulently billed it for lavish personal expenses. A K2 report the beauty company submitted itemized a long list of charges the investigative firm deemed to be improper, which McNeill denied.
The French-Syrian businessman, who is caught up in a scandal involving the Malaysian state fund 1MDB, may see a glimmer of hope in a recent decision by UN experts stating that the prison sentence against him was unlawful. The case has been brought to the World Bank's arbitration tribunal.
The case pitting French investigator Sanier against the private security operators regulator CNAPS raises a legal point that could lead to many employees of corporate intelligence firms having to officially register as a private investigator.
Vibeke Dank, Quadream's outside general counsel, has a close relationship with the Israeli defence ministry, an advantage that she could leverage to help the cyber-intelligence firm sell its intellectual property.
Since joining the alliance in April, the Finnish army has embarked on a complete rethink of its technical intelligence technologies strategy. This shift comes as the SIGINT market undergoes significant changes, with Swedish manufacturers being overtaken by their US and Israeli rivals.
In mid-May, South Korean threat intelligence company S2W published research on the first language model pretrained on the dark web. Now the firm is eager to enter the European market, but experts in the field remain sceptical.
Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online opens the doors to the Sari Pacific in Jakarta. Now a popular joint for business travellers in Indonesia, this hotel, used for many years by Australia's spies, could once again become the place to be as strategic shifts in the region bring agents back to the country.