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 for Public Diplomacy

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 v... 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

Program Coordinator, Climate Security

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 inte... More

Nick Bohmann

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Energy Security, Russia, Organized Crime, Military Adaptation

Nick Bohmann is a master’s student at American University studying global security. His research focuses on organized crime and corruption in the Balkans and on energy policy in Central Asia.

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Enya Gonzalez Guitart
Enya Gonzalez Guitart

Public Diplomacy and Cuba Engagement Intern

Expertise: International Conflict, Latin America, Human Rights, Public Diplomacy

Enya Gonzalez Guitart is a Global Studies major at the University of Chicago, pursuing a joint MA degree in International Relations. Her interests include human rights and immigration issues, particularly in Latin America, and their impact on global security.More

Anour Esa

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Sustainable Urban Development, Middle East, Climate and Energy Policy, US Foreign Policy

Anour Esa is a fourth year undergraduate at The George Washington University, where he is majoring in International Affairs and Conflict Resolution with a minor in Global Sustainable Development. He is primarily interested in sustainable urban plannin... More

Laith Agily

Asymmetric Operations and Public Diplomacy Intern

Expertise: International Conflict, Refugee Law, and the MENA Region

Laith Agily is a recent graduate from the University of Southern Mississippi. He majored in Political Science and minored in Human Rights, with an emphasis on International Relations. After completing his degree, Laith interned with the United Nations High Commissione... More