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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 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, Civil-Military Relations, International and Corporate Governance, National Security Strategy, Strategic Partnerships

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

Esther Babson
Esther Babson

Program Manager, Climate Security

Expertise: Climate Change, Security Studies, South Asia, Arctic Security and Renewable Energy

Esther Babson is the Program Manager of Climate Security at the American Security Project. She has a Masters in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on the impact of climate change on security in South Asia. As part of... More

David Woodside
David Woodside

American Competitiveness and Economic Diplomacy Intern

Expertise: International Trade, Economic Policy, Monetary Policy, Free Trade Agreements, International Economic Institutions

David Woodside is currently pursuing a B.A. in Political Economy and a B.S.M. in Business Management at Tu... More

Anna Semler
Anna Semler

US-Russia Relations Intern

Expertise: International Relations, Russian, Comparative Politics, Chinese Communism, Human Rights and Inequality Studies

Anna Semler is currently pursuing Government and History at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is concentrating on international re... More

Elsa Yammin
Elsa Yammin

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Science of Environmental Policy and Politics, Terrorism and National Security Policy, Climate Change, Environmental Systems and Societies, Environmental Psychology, Environmental Ethics, International Relations

Elsa Yammin is currently pursuing... More

Carlton G. Haelig
Carlton G. Haelig

Asymmetric Operations Intern

Expertise: International relations, security studies, grand strategy, military innovation, asymmetric/hybrid conflict environments, military history.

Carlton Haelig is a graduate student in the international security program at the Schar School of Policy and... More

Lincoln Webb
Lincoln Webb

US-Russia Relations Intern

Expertise: US Foreign Policy Analysis, Russia, International Politics, Trade Policy

Lincoln Webb is a graduate of Truman State University with a bachelor degree in history, and he is currently pursuing a master degree in international affairs at The Bush School ... More

Justin Wick
Justin Wick

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Military History, Sustainability

Justin Wick is a current undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. His areas of specialization include the military history of the United States and Europ... More

Shannon McKeown
Shannon McKeown

Nuclear Security Intern

Expertise: Nuclear Security Policy, US-Iran relations, Middle East, International Institutions

Shannon McKeown is currently pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs with concentrations in Security Policy and the Middle East and a minor in History at the George ... More