Nasir Shansab is often called on by leading media outlets worldwide to give his unique, boots-on-the-ground insight into the ever-changing landscape of Afghanistan/U.S. relations. Considered “deeply dedicated to the Afghan people,” Shansab has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years, while still maintaining a residence and various business interests in his home country. Nasir is often very critical of the rampant corruption of the Afghan government and supportive of U.S. efforts in the country, working tirelessly to improve the plight of the Afghan people, especially their children. The Shansab name is one of the most respected in that country, comparable to the Kennedys or Rockefellers in the U.S. Silent Trees, touching among other things, on the impact of a corrupt regime on personal relationships, is Nasir’s second book on Afghanistan. To find out more about Nasir and his novel Silent Trees, visit his website at www.shansab.com or search for Nasir Shansab on Facebook.