Macron heads for Kremlin while Russians fight for influence in Paris

After their meeting in Versailles, Macron and Putin have established the Trianon Dialogue
After their meeting in Versailles, Macron and Putin have established the Trianon Dialogue ©Reuters

Emmanuel Macron is looking to beef up the agenda of his visit to Russia at a time when French CAC40 companies, such as Total and Safran, with operations in Russia are feeling the squeeze. [...]

Government Intelligence

Parliament to control intelligence services

As part of a vast reform of the Canadian intelligence sector launched in 2017, the country's new National Security and [...]

US Army keen to end reliance on NGA for GEOINT analysis

The National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) launched a tender last month for its own imagery analysis that will free it [...]

BND, Mukhabarat enjoy extended honeymoon period

The BND, Germany's external intelligence service, is currently strengthening its cooperation with the Mukhabarat, its Egyptian counterpart. The recent transfer [...]

MoD proposes vast merger of cyber-defence and EW

Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) published a doctrine brief in February on the integration of electronic warfare, or EW, with [...]

Amazon puts ANSSI to the test

Amazon Web Services (AWS), which does a lot of work for the Pentagon and the US intelligence community (IOL 791), [...]

Former DGSI agents take up residence in sensitive embassies

The new promotion of internal security attaches to French embassies, which was decided last month, will mostly involve the staff [...]

Skripal case exposes intelligence services' shortcomings

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal highlights British intelligence's tactical weakness on Russian activities, an area in which it once shone. [...]

French commandos played key role in Ouagadougou

The terror attack on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the headquarters of the national army earlier this month saw rapid deployment of the French special forces. [...]

Haspel could reassure the agency

Donald Trump's appointment of Gina Haspel as head of the [...]

UCLAT to get new chief

Jean-Michel Avon is poised to step down as chief-of-staff of [...]

Militias against ICTS

The leaders of Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba - The "Movement [...]

Parly takes shot at Intelligence Campus

According to our sources, the general inspectorate of the French [...]

Intelligence chief Faraj removed from Abbas' succession

Mahmoud Abbas surprised members of the revolutionary council of Fatah [...]

Republicans come to rescue of ‘fusion centers'

A Republican-led bill was introduced in Congress in February supporting [...]

Pimond hooked on marathon runners' app

The popularity of the Strava interactive athletes map continues to [...]

Corporate Intelligence


SAPNA, SIGINT consultant for African presidents

Didier Sabag, an Israeli intelligence official who was born in Casablanca and grew up in Paris, has become one of [...]

Former DGSE chief-of-staff launches Ageosco

General Frederic Beth, the former chief-of-staff of Bernard Bajolet at the DGSE, founded the strategic consulting firm Atlas Geostrategie Conseil [...]

BBCyber, former DGSE tech chief's new consulting firm

Bernard Barbier, the technical director of the DGSE from 2006 to 2013, is poised to go it alone. After four [...]

Axa at front line of kidnap & ransom

The French insurance group Axa announced its acquisition of Britain's XL Catlin for €12 million last week. The deal makes [...]

Giannakopoulos heads new Global Risk advisory board

Global Risk Profile, the Swiss intelligence firm associated with the Geneva-based consultant Nicolas Giannakopoulos, recently constituted an advisory board. Giannakopoulus, [...]

Davidson makes beeline for Beijing with Ensis

Lord Neil Davidson has been busy of late promoting his new lobbying firm Ensis Strategic, which specialises in the Chinese [...]

Ex-Unit 8200 chief touts Israeli Cyber know-how

Nadav Zafrir, the former head of Unit 8200, Israel's answer [...]

Patrice Caine ponders ideal cyber staff

Patrice Caine, the chief executive of Thales, described what he [...]

Bristow gets into cyber-investment

Keith Bristow, the former head of the National Crime Agency [...]

France will get one-eyed Reaper

Washington is planning to deliver Reaper that look set to [...]

Sultan bin Abdulaziz's heirs in scramble for hidden assets

The descendants of the late Sultan bin Abdulaziz, who served [...]

Erik Rasmussen, Grobstein Teeple's cyber-security guy

Grobstein Teeple, the California-based financial and corporate intelligence consulting firm, [...]

Former NSC director joins Macro Advisory Partners

John Sawers, the chairman of the British strategic consulting firm [...]

Former Clinton aide launches business bank

Julius Tintelnot teamed with the Swiss business bank Aquila & [...]

Loder leaves corporate intelligence firm Herminius to go solo

The British corporate intelligence and risk management firm Herminius, headed [...]

International Dealmaking

Ichikowitz enters the court of Mbs

The well-known South African defence industry figure has managed to get a foot in the door in Riyadh, where he is trying to sell his ISR light aircraft. [...]

Erdogan manoeuvres to defuse impact of Halkbank affair

Erdogan has hired new lobbyists in Washington as Turkey braces itself for a heavy sentence against the state-run lender. [...]

Due Diligence

Billionnaire Khalifa Bin Butti Al Muhairi's big cyber-security ambitions

The Al Muhairi heir is hoping to turn into a lead player in the cyber-security sector in the Gulf region with the firm Spectrami. [...]

Lawyer Bethlehem defends governments, advises intelligence firm

British lawyer Daniel Bethlehem, a former principal legal adviser at the FCO and central figure in the small world of international arbitration, is also Palantir's man in London. [...]

Surveillance & Interception

ISE opens French doors for Israeli cybersecurity firms

The French firm is spearheading the commercial offensive launched by the Israeli cyber sector in France. [...]


Frontex looks to track renegade AIS beacons

The European border protection agency is looking to acquire a data analysis tool to help it track suspect vessels. [...]

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