As part of its International Comparison Program, the World Bank is sharing statistical good practice with the Commonwealth of Independent States' Moscow-based interstate statistical body. It relies on Russian consulting firms.
Parliaments in both countries are seeking to control their governments' investment security policies by setting up new parliamentary delegations. These bodies have a direct impact on issues relating to intelligence oversight.
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.
As they wait for the Ukrainian counter-offensive, Russian units on the Luhansk front have carried out an increasing number of attacks, in which they have incurred heavy human losses. They make it a point of honour, however, not to leave Ukraine any prisoners.
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.
The head of Mottama Holdings, whose network spans from Naypyidaw to Singapore and Beijing, has been waging a campaign for Chinese energy transactions in Myanmar to be paid in yuan. Junta opponents believe he is an agent for Chinese defence conglomerate Norinco in the country.
As the strategic partnership between Paris and Riyadh takes shape, French companies are trying to tap into networks that will help them win contracts in Saudi Arabia. A handful of private and public business clubs and consultancies are jostling to champion French interests in the kingdom.
A number of French private investment funds are shifting their attention to the Gulf countries, some are even moving to the region. Meanwhile, Latour Capital is preparing its Gulf offensive with the help of newly hired former public servants.
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.
The Dubai-based multi-jurisdictional investigation firm Gambit is now working with the Singaporian cryptocurrency tracing specialist MatchSystems. The two entities, which have already worked together on past projects, plan to pool staff, technical resources and even clients.
The elite Washington club, once a haunt for senior CIA officials, announced the private investigator's election only months after he was implicated in the case of Eden Knight, who reportedly committed suicide soon after arriving in Saudi Arabia.
As well as working to protect the interests of entrepreneurs, Rustam Jursunov is serving as a go-between for proposed legislation on ill-gotten assets and local business leaders, starting with energy magnate Timur Kulibayev.
At the head of several firms, the flourishing businessman was recently in the Emirates to present his firm XYZ Elements's open source intelligence technologies. XYZ in one of a number of companies owned by Roy Shloman operating in different intelligence fields.
The Brave1 cluster launched by Ukraine to boost its buzzing defence industry has opened an opportunity for Thales to place its anti-drone system on the Kyiv market. The French firm's Parade system will soon be deployed with the Ukraine armed forces.
With celebrations breaking out in northwestern Syria following the election results in Turkey, the factions supported by the Turkish MIT now hope to count on its permanent support. These groups remain useful pawns in the upcoming negotiations between Ankara and Damascus.