Ben Hammersley is in Afghanistan.

by Nathan Hamm on 8/25/2003

Ben Hammersley
is in Afghanistan. If you aren’t reading this, it’s worth it. All of
Central Asia is so far-removed from Western experience, that it’s
always fascinating to see the collision. Think about it, it really
wasn’t until 1992 that this part of the world became easily (very
loosely construed) accessed by outsiders, most of whom had no reason or
desire to go anyway, with the exception of spooks and smugglers.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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