Nathan Puffer

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Nathan works in Afghanistan as the country Commercial Manager for Global Strategies Group - a first tier risk management firm headquartered in London. Previously, he was the Program Coordinator and Research Assistant in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Before joining CSIS and completing his undergraduate degree at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he trained and served as a Russian Linguist in the military's signals intelligence field. His academic work and professional interests focus on the realities of political economy in Russia and other Eurasian countries – more specifically, the connection between economics and security in regional development. From 2005-2006, Nathan served as the Vice-President of Membership & Outreach.[1]