Dan Coats, former lobbyist, to coordinate intelligence
The former clients of Dan Coats are delighted that Donald Trump has picked the ex-lobbyist to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI). [...]
BAE Systems is Britain’s leading defence company. After winning the massive Al Yamamah contract with Saudi Arabia in the 80s, the company expanded into the US. BAE is a major player in big defence programmes such, the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers and submarines.
Embroiled in the biggest scandal in its history, Kuala Lumpur is putting the brakes on negotiations for an order of new fighter jets. However behind the scenes companies hoping to land the business are continuing to do deals with their contacts on the ground. [...]
Michael T. Flynn, the charismatic former chief of the Defense Intelligence (DIA), surprised Capitol Hill over the summer by joining Donald Trump's campaign as security advisor. The only high-ranking intelligence official to have hitched his wagon to the Republican candidate, [. [...]
Favourite courtier of African presidents Jacob Zuma, Ali Bongo and Denis Sassou-Nguesso, South African Ivor Ichikowitz is little by little making his mark in Central Asia. Alongside such influential regional businessmen as Kenges Rakishev in Kazakhstan and Fuad Seyidaliyev in Azerbaijan, the head of the Paramount arms group is trying to establish himself there, while still maintaining his positions in Africa. [...]