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.

Climate Security Fellowship

The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2019 Climate Security Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort of the American Security Project, the Center for Climate and Security and the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.

Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2019. In response to increasing demand for mentorship a... More

Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Chief Operating Officer

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Chief Operating Officer. His area of research is on on energy, climate change, trade, and infrastructure policy. For more than 15 years, he has worked at th... 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 has lead ASP’s research on public diplomacy and strategic communications since 2011. As an expert in national security strategy and international relations, Matthew is also currently le... More

Alexandra Hackbarth
Alexandra Hackbarth

Director, Climate and Energy Security

Expertise: International Security, US National Security Policy, US-China Relations, Afghanistan, Climate Security

Alexandra Hackbarth is the Director of Climate and Energy Security at the American Security Project. Her research focuses on how climate change is affecting U.S. national security interests worldwide.

From 2017 to 2019, A... More

Annie Aleman
Annie Aleman

Development and External Relations Manager

Annie Aleman is the Development and External Relations Manager at the American Security Project. Her past experience includes digital communications for domestic and international political clients. Annie’s work has taken her around the world, including a year spent in New Zealand with the international consultancy, Topham Guerin.

Annie received her Bachelo... More

Nicole Franiok
Nicole Franiok

U.S-Russia Relationship Intern

Expertise: Estonia and Latvia security policy, Arctic security, U.S.-Russia relations

Nicole Franiok is pursuing a Master of Public Policy in international security and economics at the University of Maryland. Currently, Nicole is a fellow at the Robertson Foundation for Government and an intern at the American Security Project. Her research interests in... More

Maywadee Viriyapah
Maywadee Viriyapah

Asymmetric Operations Intern

Expertise: Conflict Theory, International Law, International Organizations

Maywadee Viriyapah is a third-year undergraduate student at the George Washington University. While at GW, Maywadee has become a student leader on GW’s campus as a resident advisor for first-year students. Receiving her BA in political science and fine arts in December 2021, Maywa... More

Nicholas Cropper
Nicholas Cropper

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Paleoecology, Genetic Engineering, Climate Change, U.S. National Security

Nicholas Cropper is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology. As an undergraduate, he did paleolimnology research studying the ecological impacts of human development on a chain of lakes near Orlando.More

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