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.
Phone: (202) 638-2411
The Jordanian government released new details of an attack on police forces this weekend and a subsequent operation to combat the terrorists responsible for it. While Amman’s interior minister Sameer al-Mobaideen refused to release the names of the suspects during a press conference on Monday, he said the individuals responsible subscribed to Islamic State ideology […]
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 […]
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 […]