State actors, put simply, are governments and nations. These state actors represent the major players in the world of international relations. Organizations within these states, such as a nation's intelligence service or foreign ministry, are viewed as continuations of state actors due to the fact their actions are taken on the behalf of a state or government. Below, The Intelligence Ledger has provided detailed intelligence, reports, and assessments on several state actors, including the People's Republic of China, Russian Federation, and Republic of Turkey.