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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

Russia Frees Israeli-American Citizen

January 30, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin commuted the prison sentence of Israeli-American Naama Issachar on Wednesday, allowing her to leave Moscow. The 27-year-old woman had been a pawn in a diplomatic row between Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington amid the pending extradition of a suspected Russian hacker held in the Jewish State.  Russian authorities arrested Issachar last April […]

U.S. House Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide

October 30, 2019

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Tuesday denouncing the Ottoman Empire’s role in the Armenian Genocide at the end of World War I. The vote comes as Congress seeks to impose punitive measures on Ankara after military operations against U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. By a margin of 405 for […]

Bombing Hits Police Checkpoint in Gaza

August 29, 2019

The Hamas-run government in Gaza arrested ten individuals for involvement in Tuesday’s attacks on two police checkpoints. Senior Hamas official Moussa Mohammed Abu Marzouk made the announcement but declined to offer further details.  Hamas’s interior ministry had said two suicide bombers hit police checkpoints night near Gaza City, killing three policemen. Both attackers used motorbikes […]

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