Richard F. Strand

Richard F. Strand has researched and written on the languages and societies of Nuristân and adjacent areas since 1967, and his fluency in those languages has provided him with a rare inside view of tribal politics in eastern Afghanistan. From 2002-2005 Strand served as director of a major agricultural NGO in Nangarhâr Province; today he is a member of the consulting firm Ethnographic Associates, LLC, specializing in area training and analysis for the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

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