|intelligence service(s). A government agency or agencies charged with gathering and analyzing intelligence. These are usually subdivided into military and civilian (economic and political) intelligence. Most states maintain at least counterintelligence services, whereas many are also active intelligence gatherers, and a few undertake covert action. Only selected examples have been included here: Abwehr; BfV; BND; CHEKA; CIA; CSIS; GRU; HvA; IB; KCIA;KGB;KHAD; MI5/MI6; Mossad; NKVD; NSA; OGPU; Okhrana; OSS; SDECE; SIS; STASI; Sûreté.|
|Inter-American Development Bank. Incorporated in 1960 and headquartered in Washington, it is a regional bank for the Americas. Its capital fund is large, reflecting the core participation by the United States, European Union, and Japan.|
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Publication information: Book title: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations. Volume: 2. Contributors: Cathal J. Nolan - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 795.
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