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
Attorneys representing victims of al-Qaeda’s Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and their families filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday, March 20, 2017 seeking monetary damages from Saudi Arabia. The plaintiffs accuse Riyadh of supporting some of the 9/11 hijackers and providing funds to al-Qaeda. The lawsuit alleges that Saudi state-run charities and other government-associated […]
Russian warplanes bombed a Turkish army unit operating in Syria on Thursday morning, killing three Turkish soldiers. Eleven others were injured, according to a senior military official in Moscow. Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin had expressed his condolences for the lives lost in a phone call with President […]
Greece’s highest court ruled Thursday that Athens would not extradite a group of Turkish soldiers who fled to the European nation in the wake of last year’s attempted military coup. The eight asylum seekers, including two majors and four captains, arrived in Greece in July via a Turkish Army helicopter. Turkish news media claimed […]