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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.


Taliban Attack Kabul Airport During Mattis Visit

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 29, 2017 2:06PM

Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, even went so far as to claim in a tweet that Mattis' plane had been the target of the attack.

Politicians Using Cyber Security Firms To Avoid 2016 Repeats

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 28, 2017 11:41AM

According to statistics compiled by industry leaders, hacktivism, or hacks with political motivations, made up nearly 15 percent of all cybercrime globally in 2016.

Will ISIS Pivot To Cyber Attacks As It Loses The Ground War?

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 26, 2017 1:01PM

The ground war against the Islamic State may be going well, but this is not a reason to take a breather from the cyber front.

First U.S. Base In Israel Shows Joint Effort In Region

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 24, 2017 9:58AM

It is not a coincidence that the base was inaugurated at a time when the US administration has been coming down hard on Iran.

Pakistan Can Never Fully Support US Plans In Afghanistan

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 19, 2017 11:49AM

There may be a significant discrepancy between what policymakers in Pakistan would like to do and what they are able to implement in practice.

Kaspersky Software Banned On U.S. Government Computers

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 18, 2017 12:18PM

The Kaspersky ban may be one of the first tangible examples of policymakers wielding their authority in response to suspicions of 2016 Russian election interference.

Political Violence, Police Militarization And Antifa

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 17, 2017 11:20AM

These two issues are locked in a codependent feedback loop, one necessitating and rationalizing the other. 

A Sober Look at Mattis’ 'Clashes’ with the President

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 16, 2017 10:42AM

Let's take a look at two of Trump's policies more closely to see of the men are really at odds with eachother. 

US Talks Tough On Iran Nuclear Compliance

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Sep 13, 2017 10:33AM

Nuclear deal or no nuclear deal, the United States has options to tighten the screws on Iran and its allies if need be.