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Michael Johnson

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.

Email: mjohnson@jewishpolicycenter.org
Phone: (202) 638-2411

Articles By Michael Johnson

Bolton Talks Syria in Israel, Shunned in Turkey

January 11, 2019

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to the Middle East this week to clarify President Trump’s Syrian exit strategy, reassuring allies that the administration would not withdraw unconditionally. President Trump inherited some 2,000 American troops in Syria, many of whom are special forces operators or deployed with Kurdish […]

Iranian Hackers Charged in Ransomware Attack

November 30, 2018

The  U.S. Department Justice (DOJ) announced this week that it had filed indictments against two Iranian men for a 2016 hacking attack against Western companies and institutions. Officials contend that the perpetrators earned six million dollars in the scheme, named SamSam, while causing major disruptions to its victims. The attack worked by gaining access to […]

Denmark Pursues Sanctions After Iranian Plot

October 31, 2018

Officials in Denmark announced on Tuesday that they would work with their European allies to pursue new sanctions against Tehran, following a foiled plot to assassinate an Iranian opposition figure on Danish soil. The Nordic country also withdrew its ambassador to Iran and summoned the Islamic Republic’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry in Copenhagen. According […]

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