Andrew Wordsworth, a favourite of Russian high-net-worth individuals in need of litigation support services, has funded his daughter Ada Wordsworth's KHARPP organisation, which is involved in the reconstruction of buildings in Ukraine.
Though still impervious to India's requests for a greater military presence in the region, Washington has accepted supporting Indian armed forces in their bid to regain disputed territories currently under the control of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
While the US Department of Justice's probe into Greek businessman Nikolaos Bogonikolos focuses on goods illegally exported to Russia's intelligence services, the man at the heart of the investigation long worked in the same circles as several European defence groups. Their expertise may have been transferred to Moscow.
The British national, who has lived in Azerbaijan for a long time, is working on a series of events intended to bring together operators from the two countries' oil and gas sectors, with political support from London.
Russia's largest shipbuilder will shortly retake a capital stake in one of its former subsidiaries, ticking off another box on its list of potential acquisition targets in the strategic Vladivostok region.
Trials in connection with last year's protests are in full swing in Kazakhstan. Supporters of some key figures, including Arman Dzhumageldiyev, known to be close to the country's intelligence service, the KNB, have hired Washington lobbyists to drum up support for their cause.
Faced with the difficulty of running background checks and the sensitive nature of conducting private security activities in Moscow on behalf of foreign interests, many state clients are having to keep on the same providers without being able to change their terms.
The consultants operating behind the scenes for their already sanctioned former Russian oligarch clients are themselves being increasingly targeted by Western sanctions. They are looking for investigators to help them avoid or at least reduce the impact of those measures.
The US not-for-profit organisation CRDF is continuing in its tradition of helping the US Department of Defense in the post-Soviet states. In Kyiv, it has helped shape and assist a dense network of Ukrainian security players, providing help in key strategic areas.
Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online explores the Grace Café in Paris, where official and semi-official representatives of the intelligence services from the surrounding embassies are often to be found.
Apart from the honours regularly awarded by the president, the Ukrainian state is working on longer-term public relations campaigns praising the commitment of the country's soldiers and volunteers, including those working in intelligence. It has recruited a number of outside contractors to this end.
Faced with an increasingly diverse range of threats and growing competition for expertise inside the intelligence community, the US State Department's intelligence service is aiming to enhance its curb appeal to potential recruits.