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Our Staff & Fellows

As well as writing reports and on our Flashpoint Blog, ASP Fellows and Professional Staff are available for on-the-record discussions and on-air appearances.

To reach our experts, please contact our Press Office:  (202) 347-4267 or press@americansecurityproject.org

ASP’s Adjunct Fellows are not located at ASP’s Washington, DC office. ASP does not forward U.S. mail to adjunct fellows.

Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)
Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret.)

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise: Military and Defense Issues, National Security Strategy

BGen Stephen Cheney USMC(Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP) and a member of the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Po... More

Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Director of Studies

Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Director of Studies and Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate. As an expert on energy, clim... More

Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Fellow & Office Manager

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, international conflict

A Los Angeles native, Matthew completed his Masters in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California in 2010. While at USC, his studies focused on the public diplomacy implications of military conflict, and viral communication by non-state actors.... More

Maggie Feldman-Piltch
Maggie Feldman-Piltch

Special Assistant to the CEO

Expertise:  Economic Statecraft, Economic Analysis of Law, International and Corporate Governance, National Security Strategy, Politcal Risk

Maggie Feldman-Piltch is the Special Assistant to the CEO and Board of Directors at American Security Project where she provide... More

Andrew Vaccaro
Andrew Vaccaro

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Global Governance, International Conflict, Counterterrorism

Andrew Vaccaro is a first year master’s candidate at American University’s School of International Service studying Global Governance, Politics, and Security with a concentration in Global Security.  He recently completed his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton, with d... More

Esther Babson
Esther Babson

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Climate change, climate change and security, and renewable energy (specifically wind)

Esther Babson is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on environment and energy. While attending Dickinson College, Esther attended the UN COP 17 in Durban, South Africa where she interviewed delegates and... More

Elias Stahl
Elias Stahl

Asymmetric Operations Intern
Expertise: History and Current Events of the Middle East, Strategic Studies
Elias Stahl graduated class of 2012 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors in History and Classical Civilizations. Afterwards, he served in the Israel Defense Forces from 2012 to 2015, as a special operator in an elite canine unit. He is now a student at the Johns Hopkins S... More

Nicole Bohannon
Nicole Bohannon

Public Diplomacy and Strategic Communications Intern

Expertise: Europe & Eurasia, Latin America, International Organizations, the European Union, the United Nations

Nicole Bohannon recently completed her bachelor’s degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, focusing in European and Latin American affairs. Born and raised in Washington DC, she has... More