The Russian invasion of Ukraine has fundamentally changed how the international community perceives the Putin regime in Moscow. But while Russia’s rogue state ethos has burst into the open conventional space, its grey zone networks continue to undermine international peace and security under a blanket of deniability.

C4ADS investigates the corruption, organized crime, illicit military procurement, weapons of mass destruction, malign influence, and disruptive technologies linked to Russia’s malign threat networks. Our analysts leverage extensive data resources in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia to make sense of Russia-based networks engaged in these activities. We work with a range of partners, from local and international journalists to advocacy organization and international law enforcement, to disrupt these networks and reduce their harm, whether it be preventing illicit procurement of sensitive technology or shedding light on corruption.