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Sohbet Karbuz


Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Sohbet Karbuz


Born in 1965, I am an engineer and an economist by education (BSc, MSc, PhD, PostDoc), a number cruncher by experience, an energy analyst by profession, and a military energy analyst by passion. Currently I am working as director of hydrocarbons at an energy industry association in France. Before joining that association I was with the International Energy Agency in Paris. Previously, I worked as research associate and manager at several institutions in Austria, Turkey and Germany. I felt obliged to write this becuase many people ask my bakground. And no, I do not have any connection to the DOD.

Latest articles from Sohbet

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    Published 02 September 2011 | viewed 9,953 times

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  • The Importance of Alternative Energy to the U.S. Military

    Published 31 August 2011 | viewed 10,830 times

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