Sam’s Bio

Sam Kessler is a writer, analyst, and consultant who writes on global security, geopolitics, and business/finance fused topics and projects for clients, businesses, and publications. In addition, he also contributes articles for other publications such as Asian Affairs MagazineOverture Global, NASE, Fulcrum Global, as well as on his professional website/blog: Sam is also the Geopolitical Advisor for North Star Support Group and contributes analytical articles for them bi-monthly.

Sam has an M.A. in National Security Studies with a Concentration in Security and Intelligence Analysis from American Military University (AMU), which is part of the American Public University System (APUS). His undergraduate degree is a B.A. in International Studies with a Minor in Economics from Bradley University. In addition, he has an Intelligence Analyst Certificate from the Analyst Boot Camp (ABC) program at the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC), which is now part of the Wright State Research Institute (WRI).

While doing his master’s degree, Sam served as a Research Intern with the Hudson Institute Center for Political-Military Analysis, a Washington D.C. think tank. Prior to his master’s degree, Sam worked as a business writer/consultant, legal compliance analyst for a Wall Street hedge fund, and as a liaison/consultant for NGOs at the United Nations.

Currently, Sam is also the President of the Society for Defense and Strategic Studies (SDSS) at American Military University for the 2020-2021 year. He is both a founding member and the Chief and Managing Editor of Fulcrum Global, the publishing arm of the Society for Defense and Strategic Studies at AMU, in which he is responsible for implementing its mission and vision.