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About us

Our editorial philosophy

Founded in 1980 and online since 1995, Intelligence Online (formerly Intelligence Newsletter) has been covering the intelligence sector for nearly 40 years. It has also been following the evolution of corporate intelligence since the emergence of this activity in the early 1990s.

Intelligence Online covers the people behind the news in diplomacy and business: the intelligence services, private investigation firms, intermediaries on major deals, private security firms and others. The website unveils secret negotiations, undercover operations and the conflicts that underlie diplomatic shifts and international business deals.

Intelligence Online’s content is totally exclusive. Headed by Editor-in-chief Pierre Gastineau, the editorial team works with a large network of correspondents in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Our readership consists of top-level intelligence officials, corporate intelligence senior executives, security directors, diplomats, high-ranking military officers and company bosses. They know they can depend on Intelligence Online for quality exclusive information that will be of use to them operationally.

Intelligence Online is published by Indigo Publications, a wholly independent media company with an international reach that specializes in high-quality information. Indigo operates two English-language and three French language websites. Intelligence Online is financed entirely from subscriptions and carries no advertising, nor does it offer consulting services. It has no ties with any government or political party.


Government Intelligence

Intelligence Online has the latest news on developments inside the CIA, MI6, the DGSE the BND as well as MI5, the DGSI, military intelligence, defence and other secret services, covering secret diplomacy, undercover operations and intelligence-gathering.

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Corporate Intelligence

Major commercial battles and the negotiation of major contracts, whether in the defence, energy or commodities sectors, require detailed operational information. Intelligence Online is the only publication in the world that keeps abreast of the operations being carried out by the corporate intelligence players on behalf of major international corporations.

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International Dealmaking

Major contracts in defence, energy, aeronautics and raw materials generate huge profits for the companies that land them but also involve governments, both as clients and vendors. Negotiations are often no-holds barred affairs that have both political and business dimensions and involve numerous consultants, lobbyists and private investigators hired to help their clients gain access to decision-makers and sources of finance.

Intelligence Online uncovers ongoing negotiations and identifies who is involved in them.

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Due Diligence

Strategic consulting and corporate intelligence firms, local intelligence partners, defence, energy, private security companies supporting key military operations and private intelligence firms play key roles in major contract negotiations, diplomatic or military campaigns and intelligence operations.

Intelligence Online probes these often below-the-radar, quasi-governmental outfits and provides its readers with the inside track on their activities.

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Surveillance & Interception

The monitoring of communications and the collection and processing of satellite imagery and interceptions constitute one of the biggest outlays of intelligence services today. Intelligence Online’s « Surveillance and Interception » section is devoted to the latest technological advances being deployed by governments and their adversaries - or accomplices - as well as new methods of technological sabotage.

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Editorial team

Editor-in-Chief: Pierre GASTINEAU

Journalist: Pénélope BACLE

Journalist: Guillaume GRANDVENT

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