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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

Venezuela’s Slide from Democracy

May 22, 2019

The slow degradation of democracy in Venezuela has culminated in a political crisis unparalleled in the Western Hemisphere in the 21st century. The regime of President Nicolas Maduro has turned increasingly to ruthless measures to retain power, amid election fraud, a wholesale collapse of the Venezuelan economy, and international condemnation. Even with a newly consolidated […]

Iran Executes Two Teenagers: Report

May 2, 2019

Amnesty International accused the Iranian government of executing two minors in late April, denying the teens due process and violating international law. The report highlights the killing as only the latest incident of capital punishment against children. According to the human rights group, Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat were arrested in 2017 at the age […]

Sunni Insurgents Target IRGC

February 14, 2019

A suicide bomber killed 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks against the Iranian government in the southern province of Sistan-Baluchestan. Iranian state media reported that Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice) claimed responsibility for the attack. The group, founded in 2012, has committed dozens […]

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