Senior Research Associate
Michael Johnson is a senior research associate at the Jewish Policy Center, editor of inCONTEXT, and contributing editor of the JPC journal, inFOCUS Quarterly. He specializes in analyzing terrorist groups in Sinai, Gaza, and the Golan Heights, as well as national security issues more broadly.
Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC. During his time at American, Michael focused on Russia and other former Soviet Union states, as well as energy policy in Eurasia. He has also studied at the London School of Economics.
Phone: (202) 638-2411
Russian President Vladimir Putin commuted the prison sentence of Israeli-American Naama Issachar on Wednesday, allowing her to leave Moscow. The 27-year-old woman had been a pawn in a diplomatic row between Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington amid the pending extradition of a suspected Russian hacker held in the Jewish State. Russian authorities arrested Issachar last April […]
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Tuesday denouncing the Ottoman Empire’s role in the Armenian Genocide at the end of World War I. The vote comes as Congress seeks to impose punitive measures on Ankara after military operations against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. By a margin of 405 for […]
The Hamas-run government in Gaza arrested ten individuals for involvement in Tuesday’s attacks on two police checkpoints. Senior Hamas official Moussa Mohammed Abu Marzouk made the announcement but declined to offer further details. Hamas’s interior ministry had said two suicide bombers hit police checkpoints night near Gaza City, killing three policemen. Both attackers used motorbikes […]