Bruno Kahl enters final months as BND chief amid major intelligence revamp
Kahl, who has directed the BND since 2016 but is no longer in tune with his masters, is due to stay in the job for another few months, depending on events in Ukraine. In view of the planned budgets and its internal developments, the BND could quickly establish itself as a European leader.
At the heart of the H2O case, German financier Lars Windhorst appears close to oligarchs
Already in hot water thanks to accusations levelled against his firm Tenor, financier Lars Windhorst now finds himself caught up in Russia's war on Ukraine. His group appears to be close to the business network of oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who is now under sanctions.
How Paris prepared its intelligence services for the Russian offensive in Ukraine
France was quick to set aside its reservations about the likelihood of an imminent Russian invasion and put its intelligence services and military units on standby a few hours before it started. The main focus was then to make up for its human resource gaps.
SBU contract winner Altair-775 also partner of major Western cyber companies in Kyiv
Ukrainian interceptions specialist Altair-775, which is to supply its new secure information system to Ukraine's SBU internal intelligence service, is also a leading distributor for Western companies including France's Thales group. The company is also a long-standing partner of Swiss firm Crypto AG, which is close to the CIA and other Western intelligence services.
Germany launches new foreign intelligence watchdog, UKr
The BND, the foreign intelligence service, which had already been subject to heavy parliamentary supervision, has been under the control of a new administrative control body since the beginning of the year. This body focuses on the BND's technical side.
Pakistani intelligence service's activity in Europe invigorated by its victory in Afghanistan
Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, which played a key role in the victory of the Talibans in Kabul, remains highly active in Europe, particularly in Germany, which is a favourite target for its technology sourcing activities.
Western anti-drone specialists home in on Indian market
After having suffered a number of incidents involving drones, India is looking to update its capacity to combat drone attacks. The contracts which are likely to follow are attracting new entrants to the anti-drone market, particularly German, Australian and American companies, which are looking to forge links with local distributors.
Shape of post-Merkel intelligence fuels debate in chancellor race
With the issue of national security paramount in the build-up to the federal elections, how Germany's intelligence services will look and operate in the future is beginning to take centre stage. After being skimmed over for years in public debate, every party now has something to say on the matter.
Labyrinth boasts of partnerships with leading private investigation firms
Israeli OSINT firm Labyrinth, founded by former Israeli military intelligence officers, has put the spotlight on its relationships with the corporate intelligence firms International Investigation Agency (IIA), headed by former Shin Bet officer Moshe Buller, and SQR Security Solutions.