MOLDOVA - Presidential cabinet musical chairs.
RUSSIA - Roskomnadzor strengthens border controls.
CHINA/RUSSIA - Beijing gets involved in peace efforts in Europe.
TURKEY/IRAQ - Ankara searches for equipment to fight PKK in northern Iraq.
Counter-intelligence and external intelligence reforms examined in Moldova span >
Keen to show impeccable credentials to its future European and US allies, the Republic of Moldova is implementing measures to stamp out corruption and improve transparency and governance. Its intelligence sector is no exception and is also set to come under Western-style governance rules. [...]
Moldova's anti-corruption drive buttressed by investigators and Western institutions span >
Private and public anti-corruption experts in Paris, London, Brussels and Washington are offering their assistance to the Moldovan Republic, which is eager to let its Western partners help wage its fight against graft. [...]
Moldovan intelligence ups its game in the face of Russian infiltration span >
With the Russia-Ukraine war unfolding on its doorstep, the small ex-Soviet state, which has just applied for EU membership, is bracing for disruption. Its security services are stepping up anti-corruption and anti-disinformation efforts against Russian infiltration in the country. [...]
Moldova's new spy chief takes up duties in a climate of high tension span >
The new head of Moldova's Security and Intelligence Service already has a lot on his plate. He will have to deal with interference by Russian agents and potential unrest in Transnistria, as well as coordinating aid from the country's allies and leading negotiations with the EU. [...]
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West increases aid to boost Chisinau's cyber defence capacities span >
Since the unrest in Transnistria at the end of April, the media and international community have kept an eye on Moldova. Intelligence agencies in the country are worried about their cyber capacities, despite a boost from Chisinau's Israeli and Western allies, which has increased in recent weeks. [...]
Moscow puts pressure on Chisinau to renew deal with Gazprom span >
Between soaring gas prices, Transnistria, and Gazprom's controlling stake in Moldovagaz, even though Moldovan President Maia Sandu wants the country to get close to Europe, the pressure is on to renew the deal with the Russian gas company. [...]
Moldovan intelligence services caught in rivalry between pro-EU and pro-Russian camps span >
Moldova's president Maia Sandu, who was elected to office last December, is gradually replacing Moldovan intelligence officials appointed by her pro-Russian predecessor Igor Dodon with a younger, pro-European, generation. [...]
Pro-Russian faction and ex-FSB agents ramp up pressure on Chisinau span >
Making the most of the Chisinau government's instability, Moscow is taking steps ahead of the elections that could see its allies chased out of parliament and can count on its embedded political-security relays to help with the task. [...]