Dr. James Emery is an applied cultural anthropologist working in Afghanistan. Details for this report were obtained from extensive research and first-hand experience, interviews, and observations during my current and prior deployments to Afghanistan, dating back to the 1980s. During the Soviet occupation, I was traveling into the country with the mujahideen as Director of the Afghan Relief Committee (ARC). I observed Soviet operations and documented the impact upon the people and villages of Afghanistan. The ARC was involved in raising awareness and support for the mujahideen and the people of Afghanistan.
During my previous deployment with ISAF, I spent 27 months conducting interviews and building relationships with Afghans outside the wire, in addition to assisting ISAF and ANSF forces with a variety of duties. I’ve lectured on Afghanistan for over 25 years. I also provide training and research papers on Afghan history and culture, Islam, strategic village programs, building quality relationships with Afghans, KLEs with positive and negative influencers, IO and PSYOP, assessments of the validity of solatia payments, narcotics trafficking, and other issues.
For additional information about this report, or other topics I’ve covered, please contact James Emery at: firstname.lastname@example.org