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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

Moscow Apologizes for Bombing Turkish Soldiers

February 10, 2017

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 […]

Greek Court Ruling Protects Turkish Soldiers

January 27, 2017

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 […]

Israel Looks to Assist Syrian Refugees

December 22, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that Jerusalem was exploring ways to bring Syrian civilians to the Jewish State for medical treatment. “We’re prepared to take in wounded women and children, and also men if they are not combatants … bring them to Israel, take care of them in our hospitals, as we’ve done […]

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