Only psychologists could discern how Dumiso Dabengwa maintained his legendary composure, a necessary trait for an intelligence supremo.
With its first ever recruitment advert, MI6 is reaching out to women and minority groups. But like their fictional counterparts, will they still end up doing desk work?
The prime minister has linked continued security cooperation with the EU to a successful trade deal. Was that wise?
The UK has yet to properly grapple with its past complicity in prisoner abuses and torture.
UK diplomats are thoroughly briefed on the pitfalls that could trap them on overseas service.
Clare Hollingworth was one of the most accomplished foreign correspondents of the 20th century. Here's another of her big scoops.
He is revered for founding the welfare state, but the post-war leader also left a lasting legacy in British intelligence.
Do these tumultuous times also mean the end of Bond as we know it?
Fresh allegations have highlighted the uneasy relationship between paramilitary groups and the security services during the Troubles.
Increased resources and staffing is a start but security must be properly targeted and accountable to the British people.