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

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

Esther Babson
Esther Babson

Special Projects Associate

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 del... More

Tomaz Strojnik

Nuclear Security Intern

Expertise: International Conflict, Military History, Nuclear Strategy, Military Strategy

Tomaz Strojnik is a second year master’s candidate at the George Washington University’s Elliott School. He is studying International Affairs with a concentration in Security Studies.

Prior to joining the American Security Project, he interned for the Los Angele... More