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.


With Zuma Out, Many Hope South Africa Will Focus On Human Rights

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 17, 2018 10:29AM

Almost immediately following Zuma’s resignation, Amnesty International South Africa urged the new leadership to make human rights a priority.

Russian And U.S. Forces Reportedly Clash In Syria

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 16, 2018 10:25AM

Both the U.S. and Russia have remained understandably secretive about recent incidents, likely in an attempt to avoid military escalation.

The Fight Over The Defense Budget Lingers On

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 15, 2018 1:01PM

Recent reports on $800 million in unaccounted for funds at the Pentagon will likely not help the Defense Department’s bid for more money.

10 Dead In Militant Attack On Indian Army Base

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 13, 2018 3:49PM

The attack was likely a retaliation for India's ongoing campaign against Muslim separatists in Kashmir. 

6 Killed In Israeli Air Strike In Syria

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 12, 2018 11:32AM

The IDF attack in Syria was reportedly retaliation for an earlier Iranian drone intrusion into Israeli airspace. The strike comes amidst Israel's growing concerns about the security of its northern border. 

Egypt's Presidential Race Is A Political Farce

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 8, 2018 1:17PM

Candidate after candidate has been disqualified or stepped down, and the only challenger to Sisi's re-election is arguably one of his biggest supporters. 

Twitter: 1.4M Users Interacted With Russian Trolls Last Election

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 6, 2018 3:49PM

The updated figure, which was more than double Twitter's initial estimate, is in part due to the shifting definition of what constitutes an "interaction." 

Mattis: No Evidence Of Assad's Sarin Gas Yet, But Concern Is Real

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 5, 2018 2:18PM

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Friday that US officials still can't confirm the sarin gas attacks in Syria last year, but was firm on what the US response would be. 

Report: Afghan Security Forces Involved In Rights Abuses, Child Sex Assault

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 5, 2018 11:43AM

A new SIGAR report concluded that the Pentagon-funded Afghan Security Forces were involved in numerous human rights abuses, many including children. 

Tillerson's Latin-American Tour To Focus On Venezuela

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Feb 1, 2018 1:47PM

With the ongoing crisis in Venezuela looming large in the region, Tillerson is expected to discuss concerns over corruption, political turmoil, and emerging terror concerns. 


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