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Top 5 Intelligence Agencies in the World 2019

In this article, we will tell our readers about the top 5 intelligence agencies in the world.


Israel’s national intelligence agency is one of the top 10 most powerful agencies in the world. It is one of the three branches of the Israeli Intelligence Community. The other two being Shin Bet and Aman, that control the internal security and military intelligence, respectively.

Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)

It is UK’s Secret Intelligence Service also called the MI6. It is the second most popular agency. MI6, like other agencies, primarily deals with external affairs, leaving internal affairs to the MI5.

Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR)

It is the civilian foreign intelligence agency of the Russian Federation, successor to the First Chief Directorate of the KGB and works closely with the Main Intelligence Directorate, the military foreign intelligence agency of Russia.

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

It is the foreign intelligence agency of the US. The agency collects information from overseas, with minimal information collection within the country. It is the most famous and easily recognizable intelligence agency in the world, primarily because of its numerous appearances in Hollywood movies.

Federal Intelligence Service (BND)

Federal Intelligence Service is the foreign intelligence agency of Germany. It was formed back in 1956 and directly reports to the German Chancellery. Being the only overseas intelligence agency in the country, it is responsible for gathering both military and civil intelligence.

Something is not on the list? Well Pakistan’s ISI is the top Intelligence agency in the region however, it doesn’t operate actively in the world as the others do, if the agency is compared in the same capacity with others then it is considered the top intelligence agency in the world by many political analysts.