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ASP’s Adjunct Fellows

Chris Ajemian
Chris Ajemian

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise – U.S. foreign policy, clean energy, Asia, political military affairs, U.S. politics, nuclear nonproliferation, science and technology.

Chris Ajemian is an independent consultant in government affairs, policy and strategic marketing who specializes in U.S. foreign policy and... More

Will Atkins
Will Atkins

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: International Conflict Resolution, Military Aviation, Political-Military Affairs, National Security, Interagency Coordination, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Security and Stability Operations

Will Atkins has over twelve years experience serving in positions from the tactical to ... More

Jonathan Breed
Jonathan Breed

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Maritime security, politico/military affairs, climate change, undersea/submarine warfare, navigation, veteran issues, defense

Jonathan Breed is a veteran U.S. Naval Officer and serves as a reserve officer for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, an organization whos... More

James R. Blaker, PhD
James R. Blaker, PhD

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Defense Policy

Ph. D.

Formerly:

  • Senior Advisor to the Vice Chairman, JCS
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force
  • Personal Representative of the SecDef to MBFR negotiations
  • Director, Special Studies, Systems An... More
Chris Beecroft
Chris Beecroft

Adjunct Fellow 

Expertise: International and national security issues, transatlantic relations, Southeast Europe, political-military affairs, and strategic communication.

Chris Beecroft has over fifteen yea... More

Hamilton Bean, Ph.D.
Hamilton Bean, Ph.D.

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Open source intelligence; U.S. intelligence culture; Intelligence outsourcing; national security rhetoric, strategy, and change; Public alerts and warnings

Hamilton is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver specializing in communication and security.

From 2001 to 2005, he served in management positions for a Washington, DC-based provider of an... More

Peter Charles Choharis
Peter Charles Choharis

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise International Law, the Laws of War, Economic Development and Foreign Investment, Refugees, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Central Asia (including Pakistan), US policy in Iraq and Southeast Asia.

Peter Charles Choharis has nearly twenty years of litigati... More

Nick Cunningham
Nick Cunningham

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Oil and Gas, Coal, Nuclear Power, Climate Change, Energy Policy, Geopolitics

Nick Cunningham is a freelance writer based in the DC area. He focuses on oil, gas, climate change, and the geopolitics of energy. His work regularly appears on OilPrice.com, The Christian Sci... More

August Cole
August Cole

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Defense industry; American Competitiveness; Disruptive dynamics in national security and the defense industry; Asia Pacific strategy; Military and intelligence contracting

August Cole is a writer, analyst and consultant specializing in national security issues.

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Carolyn W. Deady
Carolyn W. Deady

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: World legislatures, international media, Congressional affairs, British politics, media analysis

Ms. Carolyn Deady is a freelance journalist and former international producer at C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) in Washington, DC. While at C-SPAN, she was the liaison with world legislatures, obtaining coverage of parliamentary proceedings for br... More

Adel El-Adawy
Adel El-Adawy

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Egypt, Middle East, Foreign Policy, Democracy

Adel El-Adawy’s research focuses on civil-military relations and the U.S.-Egyptian relationship.

He was in Egypt during the 2013 anti-Muslim Brotherhood protest and returns frequently to conduct firsthand interviews with the leaders in Egypt’s government, military, political parties, media, and civil society. ... More

Robert Dwyer
Robert Dwyer

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Quantitative analysis, defense industrial base

Robert Dwyer is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University specializing in the statistical analysis of large biological datasets. He’s interested in bringing a statistical approach to the analysis of federal procurement data, particularly defense contracts.

Through his research, he hopes to contribute to... More

Robert Fojtik
Robert Fojtik

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Eurasia, NATO-Russia relations, defense industry, trade and diplomacy, international business, nuclear security

Robert Fojtik is a Washington-based defense consultant who assists Fortune 100 companies and tier one contractors in the development of business strategies for the US, E... More

Robert J. Filippone, Ph.D.

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Intelligence Policy, Latin American Affairs, Congressional Affairs, Middle East Security issues, Humanitarian intervention, WMD, Terrorism, Trade policy

Bob Filippone is currently the Vice President, Federal Affairs at PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Bob leads PhRMA’s Federal Affairs team that is responsible for advancing Ph... More

Catherine Foley
Catherine Foley

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: climate change, international development, security, peacebuilding, international conflict, Africa, South Asia

Catherine is a Policy Analyst for Energy and Climate at the American Security Project, focusing primarily on climate security. She is currently working on the new editi... More

Matt Freear
Matt Freear

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: strategic communications – specializing on security and stabilization in post-conflict environments

Matt Freear is a strategic communications expert, specializing on security and stabilization in post-conflict environments. Most recently, he was a senior manager for the medi... More

Dan Grant
Dan Grant

 

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Grand Strategy, Post-Conflict Stabilization, International Currency Reform, and Elections

Dan Grant is a consultant and instructor for the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Department’s Civilian Expeditionary Workforce and Ministry Of De... More

Col. Jack C. Guy, USA (Ret.)

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Information Operations, Strategic Communications, Psychological Operations, Special Operations, and Afghanistan

A career teacher, Mr. Guy expanded his educational pursuits from the Russian/Soviet area where he began his military and civilian careers to constitutional history and law through the James Madison Fellowship Foundation where he was a Senior Fellow. A master teacher,... More

Zack Gold
Zack Gold

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Counterterrorism, Egypt, Gaza, Islamist politics, Israel, Sinai security, and U.S. Middle East policy

Zack Gold is a Middle East analyst focusing on U.S.-Egyptian relations and security in the Sinai Peninsula.

From 2011-2014 he served as a researcher at The Brookings Institut... More

Mary Kaszynski
Mary Kaszynski

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Nuclear Security, Arms Control, National Security Budgeting

 

Mary was a policy analyst for ASP focusing on nuclear security and arms control issues. Prior to joining ASP, she interned at Ploughshares Fund, working on Iran and nuclear budget issues. She previously in... More

Mark Kustra
Mark Kustra

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Asia, National Security, Military, Defense Budget, Irregular Warfare, Security Force Assistance/  Security Sector Reform, Interagency Coordination, Conflict Management, Population Engagement and Cross Cultural Communications, Security and Stability Operations, and Strategic Communications

Mark Kust... More

Randall Law, PhD
Randall Law, PhD

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise COIN, Counter-terrorism, Terrorism, Political Violence, Cold War, Russia, Europe and History

Randall Law is an Associate Professor of History at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and the author of Terrorism: A History, a survey of ... More

Danielle Lindholm

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Money Laundering, Threat Finance, Organized Criminal Groups, Drug Trafficking Organizations

Danielle Lindholm is a Technical Director in BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security Sector.  As a Subject-Matter Expert, she plays a strategic role in activities related to hybrid/transnational threats (including threat finance, illicit networks, and anti-money laundering issues).<... More

Johnathan Lozier
Johnathan Lozier

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Legislator & Government Affairs, Communications

Johnathan Lozier currently serves as the Manager of Legislative Affairs for Women In Government. Johnathan graduated from East Central University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies. Johnathan also atten... More

Nick Lockwood

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise Post-Conflict Regions, Population Engagement, Stability Operations, Strategic Communications, and Afghanistan

Nick Lockwood is a British post-conflict expert specializing in population engagement and stability operations.  A Director of Marcher International, Nick has recently been advising the British Foreign Office on the implications, and ... More

Matthew R. McNabb
Matthew R. McNabb

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Post-Conflict Stabilization, managed market entry and diversification

Matt McNabb is a Principal and Vice President with Caerus Associates, a strategy consulting firm based in Washington DC that advises businesses and governments in conflict affected and high-risk markets.

P... More

Jason Olson
Jason Olson

Adjunct Fellow

Areas of Expertise.  Governance reform in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected environments.  In particular areas around citizen empowerment, advocacy, government accountability, improved governance and service delivery in relation to stabilization and security policy, so... More

C. Dixon Osburn
C. Dixon Osburn

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Strategic counterterrorism; human rights, rule of law and national security; targeted killing; Guantanamo; torture; L... More

Lesley R. Rockwell
Lesley R. Rockwell

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Money Laundering, Threat Finance, Organized Criminal Groups, Drug Trafficking Organizations

Lesley Rockwell is an intelligence analyst, money laundering expert, and instructor. In these roles, she has supported has supported a variety of intelligence... More

Paul Rockower
Paul Rockower

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise - public diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, gastrodiplomacy, Pakistan-Israel relations

Paul Rockower has over ten years experience in the field of public diplomacy, with a vast and varied career in both the academic and practitioner domains.

Rockower is the Executive Di... More

Zach Sherman

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: TacAir, STEM Issues, Defense Trade Policy and Budget, Sequestration

Zach Sherman is the Director of Strategic Development at Lockheed Martin Corporation.  In this capacity he supports the Vice President, Programs and Policy in performing analysis related to defense policy, planning and budget, and supports Lockheed Martin activities within the global security mission.

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Jayson Spiegel

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise National Guard and Reserve Issues (funding, equipping, structure, usage, legislation), Military Personnel Issues, Canadian Foreign and Defense Policy

Jayson Spiegel is a recognized expert on National Guard and Reserve issues, having served as Executive Director of the Reser... More

Jed Willard
Jed Willard

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, Strategic Communication, International Political Economy, History, Comparative Religion

Jed Willard currently acts as the founding Director of the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at Harvard Kennedy School, applying social sciences to international ... More

Andrew Wills
Andrew Wills

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Energy Regulatory Law

Andrew Wills is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law where he was a member of editorial board for the Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property. While at UGA Law, Andrew served as a student representative for the dean of University of Georgia School of Law in the Dean’s Ambassador program, and he is the current Head Repre... More

David H. Young
David H. Young

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Conflict resolution, stabilization, fragile states, capacity building, mediation, negotiation, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine

David H. Young is a conflict resolution expert based in Washington, DC, and a consultant with the World Bank and the US Institute of Peace.

He has served in eastern Afghanistan as a civilian advisor to Coalition Forces, mainly in Laghman... More

Matt Zeller
Matt Zeller

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise: Afghanistan, intelligence, defense, energy, and public policy

Matt Zeller is a consultant in Washington, DC.

He is the author of Watches Without Time (Just World Books, 2012), a vivid description of what he experienced while serving as an embedded combat advise... More

Adam Siegel
Adam Siegel

Adjunct Fellow

Expertise:  Energy policy, economics, and technology; National Security; Defense Analysis; Defense industry; U.S. Navy and Marine Corps; Military Operations.

Adam Siegel, Insight Through Analysis, works with clean energy start-up firms seeking to leap the innovator’s valley of death.  His analytical work focuses on the intersection of energy, climate, national security, and business... More