Alexander (Sacha) Babuta is a Research Analyst specialising in policing and organised crime within the National Security and Resilience Studies Group at RUSI. His research focuses on policing in the digital age, transnational organised crime and cross-border trafficking. He holds an MSc with Distinction in Crime Science from University College London, where his dissertation explored the patterns, characteristics and police response to missing child incidents. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from UCL. Prior to joining the institute, Sacha worked for a Member of Parliament.