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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.

Climate Security Fellowship

In response to increasing demand for mentorship and increased interest in career pathways for climate and security practitioners, the Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) has developed a community-wide Climate Security Fellowship Program. It is the first professional organization for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security. The program connects established climate security experts with pr... More

Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Chief Operating Officer

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, U.S.-Russia relations, asymmetric operations

Matthew Wallin is ASP’s Chief Operating Officer, and has led ASP’s research on public diplomacy and strategic communications since 2011. As an expert in national security strategy and international relations, Matt... More

Jessica Olcott Yllemo
Jessica Olcott Yllemo

Director, Climate Security Programs

Expertise: Climate security, emergency Response/disaster preparedness, civil affairs, security cooperation, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) issues, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), interagency collaboration

Jessica Olcott Yllemo is a national security professional with 15 years of experience at the nex... More

Tucker Hamilton
Tucker Hamilton

Research and Programming Assistant

Expertise: Great Power Competition, Russian Foreign Policy, National Security and Space 

Tucker Hamilton graduated from The George Washington University with a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in security policy and a minor in Russian. His research interests include national security, grand strategy, Russian intelligence operations... More

Ian Cameron
Ian Cameron

US-Russia Relations Intern

Expertise: US-Russia Relations; European Politics; US Foreign Policy; Transatlantic Relations

Ian Cameron is a graduate student at the George Washington University in the MA program in European and Eurasian Studies. His areas of focus include Russia’s relationship with NATO and the EU, transatlantic relations, and European politics. He is particularly int... More

Abysinia Kasu
Abysinia Kasu

Public Diplomacy Intern

Expertise: Cybersecurity, Foreign Policy, International Development, and Peace and Conflict

Abysinia Kasu is a senior at The University of Oslo, currently conducting an exchange program at The American University where she is earning her B.A. in International Development Studies with a minor in Political Science and Global Economics. Her research interests incl... More