Director of Programming
Michael Johnson is the Director of Programming 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
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett visited Bahrain’s capital Manama on Monday, marking the first such trip by an Israeli leader to the Persian Gulf country. Bennett was greeted at the airport by a military band playing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national anthem, before talks with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Prime Minister Crown Prince […]
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a series of attacks against the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi Monday, escalating tensions between the Iranian-backed group and the Gulf States. A spokesman for the Houthis claimed the group fired five ballistic missiles and a series of drones at the UAE. The assault damaged a construction site at […]
Russia continued a military build-up in eastern Ukraine this week, deploying additional forces to areas it illegally occupies and launching offensive military exercises in the region. The Russian navy announced Friday that two missile ships, Graivoron and Vyshny Volochek, would conduct surface and aerial target practices in the Black Sea. Other vessels, including a frigate, […]