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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.


U.S. Weighs Action In Taiwan Strait In Midst Of Delicate N.K. Negotiations

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 7, 2018 12:58PM

The use of warships in the Taiwan Strait by the U.S. would obviously jeopardize relations with China, at a time already looming with trade disputes and delicate Korean negotiations.  

DHS Warns About North Korean 'Operation Hidden Cobra' Hacking

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 6, 2018 11:26AM

According to a joint Technical Alert from the DHS and NCCIC, Hidden Cobra hackers are using two pieces of malware to access private networks and exfiltrate data.

Russia's Economy Reportedly Performing Well, Despite Sanctions

  • Samuel Siskind
  • Jun 2, 2018 11:05AM

Low unemployment and steady market growth are both signs that the Russian economy may be performing better than expected, despite sanctions. 

Israel Is Building A Marine Barrier Between Itself And Gaza

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 30, 2018 10:28AM

According to Israel's Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman, the barrier will block any possibility of entering Israel by sea. 

U.S. Watchdog Reports Lack Of Progress In Afghanistan

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 29, 2018 10:31AM

International media has recently begun to highlight the tenuous situation in Afghanistan, backed by reports of the inspector generals of the Pentagon, State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

Alleged Sonic Injury In China Reminiscent Of Cuba Incident

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 26, 2018 10:00AM

The U.S. State Department recently issued a health alert for its citizens in China after a U.S. government employee in Guangzhou experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.”

Israel Conducts World's First Air Strike With F-35 Stealth Fighters

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 25, 2018 10:30AM

The recent announcement demonstrates the stealth capabilities of the F-35 in overcoming air defense, as Israel has been able to fly over countries undetected.

Latest Attacks In Indonesia Show The Effectiveness Of ISIS Propaganda

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 18, 2018 12:15PM

Unlike other militant groups that have plagued Indonesia in the past, ISIS draws its effectiveness from its ability to appeal to large swaths of supporters and trigger lone wolf attacks.

Iraq Elections Bring Reformist Shiite Cleric To The Forefront

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 17, 2018 10:23AM

In an unexpected turn of events, the political alliance of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has emerged as the biggest winner so far in the parliamentary elections.

How Far Will Conflict Escalate Between Israel And Iran?

  • Samuel Siskind
  • May 14, 2018 3:13PM

Iran’s current situation is precarious not because it lacks retaliatory options (far from it) but because it has little room to maneuver without suffering serious backlash.