From GCAP to Saudi Arabia, BAE Systems' intelligence unit is booming
Run by former intelligence officers, the British defence giant's newly revamped intelligence unit is in full swing.
Spymaster | Monaco
Prince Albert forced to play spymaster to purge Monaco
After a turbulent period for the principality, the Monegasque sovereign Prince Albert has decided to wade in to the fallout from the Dossiers du Rocher affair. That means dealing with an intelligence world that has at times scolded him but remains an essential part of his government.
The Intelligence Gazette
Defence intelligence, Eurocorps headed by Pole, US adviser in Tbilisi, and Irsem under investigation
Military intelligence soon to be included in Tri-Agency's China initiative
Warsaw takes up residence at Eurocorps in Strasbourg
A new US adviser in Tbilisi
Strife and internal investigation at defence ministry think tank Irsem
Spotlight | Russia, United Kingdom, United States
Short-sellers working for Moscow? The unlikely genesis of an enticing narrative
Fraser Perring, a key figure in one of Britain's most celebrated short-selling companies, Viceroy Research, has ended up at the centre of an influence operation claiming he owes allegiance to Moscow. The story even got an airing in the UK Parliament, despite the fact Perring helped bring down Wirecard and its former COO, Jan Marsalek, who turned out to be a GRU asset.
Martin Clements, Ultra's guardian and cyber prospector in Zurich
Former UK foreign ministry security expert Martin Clements is juggling strategic roles in London with the development of his Swiss firm with former MI6 chief Alex Younger.
Japan, United Kingdom
Hugh Trenchard, former British envoy to Japan and private investigation's linchpin in Tokyo
Good Governance Group (G3) hired British Lord Hugh Trenchard to advise on its expansion in the booming Japanese private investigation market. This is not the first time he will play this role.
Spymaster | United Kingdom
New GCHQ boss Anne Keast-Butler to speed up transformation of UK intelligence
The first woman to head the technical intelligence agency can draw on a wealth of government experience. This will enable GCHQ to adapt to external threats and meet domestic challenges, particularly in terms of diversifying its workforce.
Spy Way of Life | Indonesia
Jakarta's Sari Pacific, a historic spot for Australian spies
Across the globe, spies gather in inconspicuous dens where they meet contacts and hold discreet conversations. This week, Intelligence Online opens the doors to the Sari Pacific in Jakarta. Now a popular joint for business travellers in Indonesia, this hotel, used for many years by Australia's spies, could once again become the place to be as strategic shifts in the region bring agents back to the country.
Cyprus, United Kingdom
Oligarchs' fixers look for fixers of their own to help them escape sanctions
The consultants operating behind the scenes for their already sanctioned former Russian oligarch clients are themselves being increasingly targeted by Western sanctions. They are looking for investigators to help them avoid or at least reduce the impact of those measures.
BAE intelligence chief joins Brennan and Partners
After ten years holding down the British defence giant's most secretive role, Andrew Cooper has moved into corporate diplomacy alongside Daniel Brennan, prominent barrister and former member of the UK parliament's Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
France, United Kingdom
Franck Petitgas crowns London career with appointment as Sunak's adviser
The French banker's new role as economic and business adviser to the UK prime minister Rishi Sunak caps a career in the City of London, where he has a solid network in financial, diplomatic and intelligence circles through the Legion d'Honneur.
Britain's National Cyber Force emerges from the shadows
The UK's discreet and fast-growing National Cyber Force is destined to spearhead Britain's fight against its enemies in cyberspace. In a key document published this month, it takes steps to establish its own identity.
The Corporate Intelligence Village Voice
GPW hires, former Marsh & McLennan exec heads to RosettiStarr, Eli Cherkasky's rise, Resheniya closes, Hakluyt poaches from Inter-Mediate
Will Jenkins swaps Nardello for GPW
RosettiStarr takes on Marsh & McLennan's security head
Eli Cherkasky speeds up the ladder at Exiger
Russia specialist Resheniya closes shop
Hakluyt takes on more former Inter-Mediate talent
Former French DGSI and BND chiefs join CT Group's new corporate intelligence outfit
British-Australian strategic communications and business intelligence firm CT Group has set up a new entity for its clients in continental Europe where it will be joined by the former heads of French domestic intelligence service and German foreign intelligence service.
The Intelligence Gazette
MIT spending, DC quiet on pilots in China, Sergey Beseda in good form, Tracfin reform toughens, KGB takes swipe at MI6
Iraq and Syria operations MIT's biggest expense
US and UK left France out of loop over China pilot training
Questions of Ukraine intel fail to shake Beseda from FSB
Finance ministry's intelligence reform ramps up a notch
Russian author takes swipe at MI6
ViennEast enlightens UK parliament on Russian influence in the Balkans
Anthony Monckton, who used to head MI6's operations in the Balkans, is now prospering in corporate intelligence in the region. He recently shared his expertise with the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee.
Indonesia, United Kingdom
Cyber Capacity Unit champions British cyber diplomacy in Indonesia
Then UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has turned to the consultancy firm Cyber Capacity Unit to present its cyber tools in Asia.
Millicom calls in corporate intelligence veteran in legal battle with former investigator
The former head of investigations at telecoms giant Millicom has accused the group of sacking him after he uncovered an undercover interceptions operation at an African subsidiary. Millicom has called in corporate intelligence veteran Adrian Stones to help it defend itself.