Terra And SHAPE?
Rereading Ian Fleming's James Bond canon usually generates comparisons and contrasts with Poul Anderson's Dominic Flandry series.
Bond investigates the murder of the dawn dispatch-rider from SHAPE HQ to a nearby MI6 Station. This story, "From A View To A Kill," was originally conceived as an installment of a James Bond TV series. There was a Bond TV off-shoot called The Man From UNCLE but SHAPE is a real organization.
Flandry works for a unified Terra whereas, in Bond's time, Earth remains lethally divided. One group of "Powers" is allied against another and Fleming shows us internecine rivalries. The SHAPE Intelligence Division includes two Frenchmen and an Italian, the head of Counter-Intelligence and Security is German and Bond reports to an American Chief of Security who doesn't want him there. SHAPE resents MI6 keeping its Station separate from their Intelligence set-up but M is suspicious of NATO Security. Will Earthmen ever unite in a Solar Commonwealth, then a Terran Empire?