Samuel Siskind


Samuel Siskind studied intelligence research at the American Military University in West Virginia. He served as a squad commander in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Corp of Combat Engineers, in the Corps’ ground battalions and later in its Intelligence Wing at regional and divisional stations. For the past five years, Samuel has worked as a consultant and researcher on physical and information security issues for private and governmental institutions, in the US, Africa, India, and Israel. He currently lives in Jerusalem.


Danger Facing Journalists In Yemen A Reflection Of The Country's Utter Chaos

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jul 15, 2018 11:21AM

With 15 murders and over 100 kidnappings and arrests, the conditions for journalists in Yemen are some of the worst anywhere in the world.

The Under-Reported Positives Of The NATO Summit

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jul 13, 2018 2:34PM

The media was awash with stories about Trump, but there were some important developments at the summit that are worth discussing. 

Digital Certificate Theft Exposes Holes In Modern Encryption

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jul 9, 2018 4:15PM

Stolen digital certificates used to mask the "Plead" malware attacks show that modern encryption technology is very much hackable. 

Iran's Increasing Isolation Will Hurt Attempts To Keep The Nuclear Deal Alive

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jul 8, 2018 11:06AM

Iran's leadership has been pushing the country increasingly farther away from cooperation with the international community. 

In Defense Of Alan Dershowitz

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jul 6, 2018 12:46PM

If the cynics could put aside the jokes for a moment and pay attention to the actual content of the article, they would see that Dershowitz's point was not to complain about his lack of invitations to dinner parties.

N.K. May Have Ramped Up Nuclear Program Following Singapore Summit

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jul 3, 2018 12:46PM

U.S. intelligence sources confirmed they believe DPRK is still at work expanding its nuclear capabilities.

UN Palestinian Relief Agency Scrambles To Recover Funds Lost By U.S. Cuts

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 30, 2018 11:38AM

The U.S. has traditionally been the largest donor to UNRWA, footing a third of the total UNRWA budget annually. Trump cut the amount from almost $400 million to $60 million. 

Iran's Ban On Telegram App Backfires Against The Regime

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 27, 2018 12:13PM

The Iranian regime has tried to clamp down on apps like Telegram, which it perceives as threats, but social media use overall is still on the rise. 

China Isn't Just Taking U.S. Intellectual Property, It's Taking Talent

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 25, 2018 4:12PM

Government operations referred to as talent programs, such as the "Thousand Talents Plan," are a  highly effective way of swiping America’s brain power.

How Jihadists Exploit Local Markets to Fund Their Wars

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 23, 2018 11:40AM

Though ISIS has steadily lost key territory responsible for oil and gas profits it has found ways to continue to exploit local markets.