Safa’s ship-building empire in choppy seas

After a boom period in which the contracts kept coming in, the charismatic Franco-Lebanese businessman Iskandar Safa is today facing pressure on several fronts. The founder of the naval shipyard Abu Dhabi Mar is under attack on its contracts in [...]

Government Intelligence

New era for military intelligence

With its extended powers, the brand new Qinqbaoju will play a major role in China's intelligence apparatus, taking away some of the Guoanbu's powers. [...]

Riyadh manages to rein in Oman

An upcoming summit between Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz will see Oman brought into line once and for all after some hard talk with Saudi Arabia. [...]

Trump's favourite intelligence firms

The most recent appointments by President Elect Donald Trump confirm the influence of a few security firms in his administration. [...]

Ahwaz, Riyadh’s new pressure point

The attack on two pipelines in the Iranian province of Khuzestan, responsibility for which was claimed by the Arab Struggle [...]

EUROPE

Russian influence on Lithuania

The visit to Lithuania in December by US Senator John McCain, the chairman of the senate armed services committee, came [...]

DGSE's new Christmas toys

The DGSE has recently acquired new monitoring materiel. The equipment includes videoscopes with flexible probes from GTS Services, a company [...]

Intelligence reform on the cards Free

King Abdullah II is preparing a major overhaul of Jordan’s security and intelligence services in the wake of the terror attack in Karak in December. [...]

Michel Aoun

Michel Aoun, who is currently making his first trip to [...]

Felipe VI

Felipe VI, the King of Spain, is due to visit [...]

The DGSE

The DGSE is to receive new transport planes for its [...]

The ODNI

The ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) has [...]

The DGSI

The DGSI, the French internal intelligence service, may continue to [...]

Masrour Barzani

Masrour Barzani, the spymaster of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government [...]

The GRU

The GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, has been imposing [...]

Qassem Suleimani

Qassem Suleimani, the head of the Al Quds Force, the [...]

EUROPE

Brussels opens its doors to Belarus

Minsk was ostracised by Brussels only a few years ago [...]

Perrin pilots drones in Senate

The Les Republicains party senator Cedric Perrin has been appointed [...]

Popular Mobilisation Forces head for Sanaa

According to sources in Baghdad and Sanaa, the Iranian Pasdaran [...]

Moscow, Raffarin’s priority in the Senate

Dissentions with the Kremlin will be at the heart of [...]

Zheng Junjie, new cyberwarfare master

Like the 2nd Department (Intelligence) of the Chinese People’s Liberation [...]

Corporate Intelligence

Erik Prince to UAE's rescue in Libya

Intelligence Online can reveal that Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, is one of the main private contractors working on UAE special operations in Libya. [...]

Oligarchs’ favourite trustee in trouble

According to our sources, Dieter Neupert, one of the wealth managers favoured by ruling dynasties in the Gulf and Russian [...]

EUROPE

Argus Security reemerges

Having been off the radar in recent months, the private security company Argus Security Projects (ASP) is trying to make [...]

Aperio boards Sapin bandwagon

The British corporate intelligence firm Aperio Intelligence is growing fast and has opened an office in Paris to take advantage of the business opportunities that will be afforded by France’s new anti-corruption law. [...]

Quintel snags high-profile judge

The private investigation firm founded by John Holmes, a former Special Air Service officer, has recently taken on former judge Anthony Hooper as a member of its advisory board. [...]

Angela Harris

Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond, the deputy speaker of [...]

G4S pursues African expansion

G4S is gradually expanding across Africa thanks to the European [...]

SAAB's Gripen shortlisted by Zagreb

Late in December the Croatian defence ministry provisionally shortlisted two [...]

OMP Solutions on Sovereign’s trail

OMP Solutions, the new French provider of security services to [...]

GPW

GPW, the London private investigation firm headed by Patrick Grayson [...]

Bertrand Viala

Bertrand Viala, the former representative in Turkey for Serenus Conseil, [...]

Hakluyt

Hakluyt, the corporate intelligence subsidiary of Holdingham, has opened an [...]

S-RM

S-RM (Salamanca Risk Management), the private investigation and private security [...]

David Holloway

David Holloway has stepped down as head of FTI Consulting’s [...]

SOS International

SOS International (SOSI), the army services company owned by the [...]

International Dealmaking

1MBD affair has French connection

The massive fraud scandal in Malaysia involving the part-publicly owned fund 1MDB looks set to impact upon a number of French personalities. [...]

Fincantieri’s major contract still in play

Perhaps Rome started celebrating too quickly. According to our sources, Fincantieri’s contract with the Qatari Navy, which was supposed to [...]

Due Diligence

Former Lockheed execs open consulting firm

Patrick Dewar, the former head of international at Lockheed Martin, has recently been developing his own consulting firm, The Trenton Group, with the help of some of his former staff and his international contacts. [...]

Surveillance & Interception

M2M Factory sells gadgets to French internal intelligence

The French police, gendarmes and the DGSI have a new hidden monitoring gadget in the shape of a baby car seat or head-rest. [...]

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