Leverage open-source intelligence to design better responses to Russia

I provide bespoke research reports that convert open-source information to intelligence, helping you respond effectively to developments in your field.

Want to learn more? Join Threat Dissection, a free regular newsletter focused on Russian security issues that aims to save you time, cut down on information overload, and sort the signal from the noise.

Published each Wednesday, it reviews developments around the topics of terrorism & insurgency, private military companies (PMCs), the Chechen security services, and other Russia-related security issues. It also includes original analysis and time-saving resources.

To receive it direct to your inbox, simply enter your email below.

    Montage of images from newsletter
    Illustration showing security personnel

    I’m Dr Mark Youngman, and I help professionals respond to the challenges posed by modern Russia

    I am an independent researcher, OSINT analyst, and former academic who provides rigorous, evidence-based research and analysis.

    My goal is to help you understand and respond to the threats and challenges that Russian actors pose in the fields of security, foreign policy, domestic politics, or the economy.

    Here’s three ways I can help you

    Free weekly newsletter

    Security actor profiles

    Backgrounders & explainers

    Visual reference material

    Analysis of events

    How-to guides

    Research services

    Commission a profile

    Media reviews & backgrounders

    Research papers

    Editing services

    Developmental editing

    Copy editing