Christian Sorensen is a former U.S. Air Force Arabic linguist, serving at a variety of stateside posts and a tour in Qatar.
Since leaving the military in 2011, he has worked as a novelist, military analyst, and independent journalist. His work mainly focuses on the U.S. defense industry and war profiteering. He has an MSc in Arabic translation from the University of Edinburgh – MSc, MA in International Relations from Salve Regina University, and a BA Public & Private Sector Organizations from Brown University. His recently published book is Understanding the War Industry (Clarity Press, 2020).
Areas of Expertise
Military-Industrial-Complex history and operations
Defense Industry Contracting policies and practice
Foreign and Regional Arms Sales markets and practices
Greater Middle East policy and culture
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