Albania and Kosovo launch charm offensive in Washington
Tirana and Pristina have hired Roy Bailey, close to the Texas and Florida Republican communities, to fight their battles in the US.
Read this article here:
Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens, where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online explores Rome's Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II, a multi-year school that allows parents, many of whom are politicians or intelligence operatives, to make a connection or two.
Qatar has become crucial as the West races to find a solution to wean itself off Russia gas amid its rivalry with China. While the emirate is happy to align its interests with US and European groups for now, Beijing has not said its last word.
The consequences of the war in Ukraine on the energy markets may still be at an early stage but France is looking to establish itself as the key player in alternative supplies to countries with TotalEnergies, even though this may cause friction within the EU.