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Our approach to research is shaped by a recognition of the importance of expertise and deep knowledge. We believe in harnessing the power of small data and evaluating actors and events in context to provide you with unique insights. We also believe that robust intelligence is essential if you want to contribute to effective responses and hold actors accountable.

We created Threatologist in order to help you understand, monitor, and analyse security threats across Russia and Eurasia, and to help you achieve your professional and project goals. We do this by providing a high-quality service that is tailored to your needs.


We employ robust and transparent methodologies


We deliver work on-time, every time


We tailor our work to your individual and project needs

Subject matter expertise

We have fourteen years’ experience working on Russia, terrorism and insurgency, and open-source intelligence methods at the highest level.

Linguistic and cultural competence

We are able to draw on Russian, Turkish and German language skills and fieldwork experience in Russia and Turkey.

Methodological and technical skills

We employ a broad range of tools and social science methodologies and adhere to robust ethical standards to provide you with the best results.

Cross-sectoral experience

We have professional experience of government, academia, and business, allowing us to understand your unique needs.

Dr Mark Youngman is the founder and Executive Director of Threatologist. He is a researcher with expertise on the North Caucasus insurgency, the role of ideology and leadership in clandestine movements, and different forms of violent and nonviolent resistance. You can learn more about his work on his personal website.