They are called collectively ‘The Five Eyes’. Overwhelmingly White, predominantly Anglo-Saxon in origin, and mostly Protestant, these are the spy agencies of the US, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand who have combined to share intelligence and to protect each other’s vital interests.
All five were, at one time or another, ruled by Britain, colonised by white Britons or part of the British Empire/Commonwealth. None of Britain’s African, Asian or Black/Brown colonies have ever been asked to join and there are no plans to expand membership beyond the original quintet.
Courtesy of thecipherbrief.com blog, a US-based forum written for and by spies, here is a useful guide to what is arguably the world’s most powerful but least known coalition of spooks.