Sam Kiley

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Sam Kiley joined Sky News in 2010 to report on UK security at home and abroad. He has extensive contacts within the intelligence community and delivers the kind of breaking news on which Sky News has made its name. Sam has one of the most significant news briefs of the coming decade.

He is also a documentary maker and author and formerly worked as The Times’ Middle East and Africa Bureau Chief.

Sam had also been a frequent contributor to Sky News, Channel 4 and the BBC as a defence security analyst, before joining Sky News full time.

Sam has spent 20 years covering wars and the last 10 covering British overseas conflicts, travelling to hotspots including Israel, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Mozambique, Sudan, Iraq and Pakistan.

He also spent a full six-month tour on the frontline in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, the only journalist, at present, to have done so. From his research, Sam wrote the acclaimed book Desperate Glory which is a chronicle of men at war.

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Articles by Sam Kiley

  1. Former UK Soldiers 'Compelled' To Fight IS

    Posted by - By Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. In the case of the British Government, the reflex has led to muddled thinking. In the case of two former British soldiers, it led to the front line. Both are naïve. But ...

  2. Taliban Aims To Relaunch Itself With Bloodbath

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Even by the standards of Pakistan's Taliban, this was an atrocity of unprecedented scale. But it cannot be seen as coming out of the blue. The Taliban has a reputation for extreme ...

  3. Australia's Links To Islamic State Fighters

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Once shielded by its distance and isolation, the island continent now finds itself in the gun sights of Islamic militancy. This should not come as a surprise. Australian forces have been active in ...

  4. Cameron Seeks IS Breakthrough In Turkey

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. As a key member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), its only Muslim member, Turkey is most threatened by events in neighbouring Syria. An 800-mile border - too long to properly police - separates ...

  5. Iran's Involvement Makes US Role More Awkward

    Posted by - Sam Kiley, Foreign Affairs Editor. Tehran has denied it. Baghdad says it 'knows nothing of it'. But it's been filmed and the Americans have, more or less, confirmed it in Sphinx-like terms. Iran has been bombing Islamic ...


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