List of intelligence agencies

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This is a list of intelligence agencies. It includes only currently operational institutions.


Agencies by region[edit]

Afghanistan Afghanistan[edit]

Albania Albania[edit]

  • State Intelligence Service (SHISH) – Sherbimi Informativ Shteteror
  • Military Intelligence Service (SHIU) – Shërbimi Informativ Ushtarak

Algeria Algeria[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[edit]

  • State Security Service (Dövlət Təhlükəsizlik Xidməti)
  • Foreign Intelligence Service (Xarici Kəşfiyyat Xidməti)

The Bahamas Bahamas[edit]

Bangladesh Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados Barbados[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

  • VSSE (State Security Service)
  • ADIV / SGRS (ADIV/SGRS) (General Intelligence and Security Service, military intelligence)
  • OCAD / OCAM (Coordination Unit for the Threat Assessment)

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Botswana Botswana[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Brunei Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

  • Държавна агенция „Разузнаване“ (DAR) (State Intelligence Agency) – oversees intelligence gathering service under the supervision of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria
  • Държавна агенция за национална сигурност State Agency for National Security (DANS) – national security service under the supervision of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria (the central government)
  • Служба "Военна информация" (CVI) (Military Intelligence Service) – under Ministry of Defence supervision

Myanmar Burma[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China People's Republic of China[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Cuba Cuba[edit]

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

  • Cyprus Intelligence Service (CIS) (Κυπριακή Υπηρεσία Πληροφοριών)(ΚΥΠ), (former Central Intelligence Service-KYP)

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

Estonia Estonia[edit]

Ethiopia Ethiopia[edit]

Fiji Fiji[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

The Gambia Gambia[edit]

Georgia (country) Georgia[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]



  • Landesministerium des Inneren: State Ministry of the Interior (different denominations from state to state)

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Haiti Haiti[edit]

Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Iceland Iceland[edit]

India India[edit]

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Iran Iran[edit]

General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran:

Islamic Republic of Iran Army:

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps:

Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran:

Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics:

Iraq Iraq[edit]

Kurdistan Region

Republic of Ireland Ireland[edit]

Foreign & Domestic Military Intelligence (Defence Forces)

Domestic Police Intelligence (Garda Síochána)

Israel Israel[edit]

  • Mossad (Foreign Intelligence and Special Operations)
  • Shin Bet (Internal Security Service)
  • Aman (Military intelligence)
  • Lahav 433 (Police intelligence)

Italy Italy[edit]

Jamaica Jamaica[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Jordan Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya Kenya[edit]

South Korea Republic of Korea[edit]

Kuwait Kuwait[edit]

  • State Security Agency (مباحث امن الدولة)
  • Domestic Undercover Police (المباحث)
  • Military intelligence ( الاستخبارات العسكرية )

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lebanon Lebanon[edit]

Ministry of Interior and Municipalities General Security Directorate (Lebanon)
Department of Information
Ministry of Defence Army Intelligence Directorate
Lebanese Supreme Council of Defense Lebanese State Security Directorate (Joint Intelligence Analysis)

Liberia Liberia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg Luxembourg[edit]

  • Service de Renseignement de l'État Luxembourgeois / Lëtzebuerger Staatlëchen Noriichtendéngscht (SREL, Luxembourg State Intelligence Service, i.e. the Homeland Intelligence Service)
  • Haut Commissariat de la Sécurité Extérieure / Héichkommissariat fir auswäerteg Sëcherheet (HCSE, High Commission for External Security, i.e. the Foreign Intelligence Service)
  • Service de Renseignement de l'Armée Luxembourgeoise / Noriichtendéngscht vun der Lëtzebuerger Arméi (SRAL, Luxembourgish Army Intelligence Service, i.e. the Military Intelligence Service)

Macau Macau SAR[edit]

Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Malawi Malawi[edit]

In the Presidents Office

Malaysia Malaysia[edit]

Maldives Maldives[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Moldova Moldova[edit]

Mongolia Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Morocco Morocco[edit]

  • Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST) (Directorate of Territorial Surveillance)
  • Direction Generale pour l'Etude et la Documentation (DGED) (Directorate of Research and Documentation)
  • Bureau Central d'Investigations Judiciaires (BCIJ) (Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations)

Nepal Nepal[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua Nicaragua[edit]

  • Dirección de Información para la Defensa (DID) (Directorate of Information for Defense)

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

North Korea North Korea[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

Pakistan Pakistan[edit]

State of Palestine State of Palestine[edit]

Panama Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea[edit]

Peru Peru[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Qatar Qatar[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Special Telecommunication Service, abbreviated STS

Serviciul de Protecţie şi Pază, abbreviated SPP

(DGIA) – Direcția Generală de Informații a Apărării

Russia Russian Federation[edit]

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Singapore Singapore[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Somalia Somalia[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka[edit]

Sudan Sudan[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Syria Syria[edit]

Taiwan Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]

Tajikistan Tajikistan[edit]

  • Кумитаи давлатии амнияти милли (КДАМ), in Russian: Государственный комитет национальной безопасности (ГКНБ), in English: State Committee on National Security (SCNS)

Tanzania Tanzania[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

  • National Security Council (MGK) (umbrella organization)
    • Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Undersecretariat
      • National Intelligence Organization (MİT) (semi-dependent (main), foreign intelligence, counter espionage and special operations)
        • Strategic Analysis Directorate
        • Counter-Intelligence Directorate
        • External Operations Directorate
        • Security Intelligence Directorate
        • Electronic and Technical Intelligence Directorate
        • Signals Intelligence Directorate (SİB)
      • Undersecretariat of Public Order and Security (KDGM) (semi-dependent, internal security service)
    • Joint Chief of Staff Intelligence Bureau (GENKUR-İDB) (semi-dependent, military intelligence and special operations)
      • Army Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
      • Navy Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
      • Air Force Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
      • Coast Guard Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
      • Gendarmerie Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Bureau (unofficially, as JİTEM) (semi-dependent, military law enforcement) (2005–present, officially, as JİT (Gendarmerie Intelligence Organization))
    • Police Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, law enforcement)
    • Offices of the Other Ministries
      • Ministry of Finance, Financial Crimes Investigation Unit (MASAK) (semi-dependent, financial monitoring)
      • Ministry of Customs, Customs Enforcement (Gümrük Muhafaza) (dependent, customs protection)
      • Ministry of Forestry, Forest Conservation (Orman Muhafaza) (dependent, environmental protection)

Turkmenistan Turkmenistan[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom United Kingdom[edit]

Domestic intelligence
Foreign intelligence
Signals intelligence
Joint intelligence

United States United States[edit]

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Uzbekistan Uzbekistan[edit]

  • Milliy Xavfsizlik Xizmati, Служба национальной безопасности (СНБ) (National Security Service)

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam Vietnam[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]


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