Turkey's MIT hands control of Makhmur refugee camp to Baghdad
Forced to give in to Turkish intelligence demands, the Iraqi government in Baghdad is conducting an operation to control suspected PKK fighters, with the implicit involvement of the Barzanis' KDP, which remains close to Turkey.
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Loyal lieutenant Nikolai Karpenkov prepares for post-Lukashenko
Acting on persistent rumours of President Alexander Lukashenko's possible replacement, his faithful security chief and deputy interior minister colonel Karpenkov has been rallying his network of journalists and experts to broadcast messages of support for the leader and preferred succession scenarios.
Ukrainian and Western intelligence services consider options for collaboration on vetting foreign combatants
Informal consultations are currently underway between the SBU, Interpol and various Western intelligence services that could lead to new standardised procedures for sharing data on individuals wanted in their countries of origin.
India and US shore up border surveillance on China
Though still impervious to India's requests for a greater military presence in the region, Washington has accepted supporting Indian armed forces in their bid to regain disputed territories currently under the control of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
Indictment exposes SVR industrial spy's former defence partners
While the US Department of Justice's probe into Greek businessman Nikolaos Bogonikolos focuses on goods illegally exported to Russia's intelligence services, the man at the heart of the investigation long worked in the same circles as several European defence groups.
Lee Yi-Jin, Singapore's digital intelligence chief, defines scope of defence cyber influence
Six months after the official creation of Singapore's Digital and Intelligence Service (DIS), General Lee Yi-Jin is defining the defence ministry's role in the information wars while also heading military intelligence.
Grace Café, where European intelligence officers like to take tea in Paris
Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online explores the Grace Café in Paris, where official and semi-official representatives of the intelligence services from the surrounding embassies are often to be found.
Culture ministry pursues PR drive to promote security forces
Apart from the honours regularly awarded by the president, the Ukrainian state is working on longer-term public relations campaigns praising the commitment of the country's soldiers and volunteers, including those working in intelligence. It has recruited a number of outside contractors to this end.
US State Department's intelligence service bolsters recruitment strategy to attract specialists
Faced with an increasingly diverse range of threats and growing competition for expertise inside the intelligence community, the US State Department's intelligence service is aiming to enhance its curb appeal to potential recruits.
CRDF Global champions DoS cyber support for Ukraine
The US not-for-profit organisation CRDF is continuing in its tradition of helping the US Department of Defense in the post-Soviet states. In Kyiv, it has helped shape and assist a dense network of Ukrainian security players, providing help in key strategic areas.