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Michael Johnson

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.

Email: mjohnson@jewishpolicycenter.org
Phone: (202) 638-2411

Articles By Michael Johnson

Bennett Visits Bahrain as Arab Ties Deepen

February 17, 2022

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 […]

Houthis Show Reach with UAE Attack

January 20, 2022

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 […]

Putin Escalates Campaign in Ukraine, Testing Biden

April 14, 2021

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, […]