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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

Sadr Emerges as Front-runner in Iraqi Elections

May 16, 2018

Iraqis went to the polls on Saturday to pick new parliamentary representatives from a list of 7,376 candidates for 328 seats. Preliminary results suggest that a movement led by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long time critic of the U.S. presence in the Middle East, will win 55 seats. Sadr’s gains come at the expense […]

Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Transferred to Saudi Arabia

May 3, 2018

The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it had relocated a detainee held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Saudi Arabian authorities. The transfer marks the first resettlement of a prisoner out of the controversial facility since President Trump took office in 2017. The inmate, Ahmed al-Darbi, first arrived at the Camp Delta detention […]

Belgian Firms in Court for Syrian Chemicals Transfer

April 20, 2018

Belgium’s federal customs administration announced this week that it had filed charges against three companies for exporting chemicals to Syria that can be used in the production of sarin nerve gas and other prohibited substances. The court filing echoes concerns U.S. concerns that other European firms have sold dual-use technologies to the perpetrators of indiscriminate […]

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