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 Islamic Republic of Iran.