Jeffrey LewisAQ Khan Website

Well, well, well. Look who has a website.

Next thing you know, he’ll be blogging.

Comments

  1. FSB

    Thanks — I wasn’t aware of the “International Journal of Fatigue” until I read the AQK website (see his publications).

  2. Yale Simkin (History)

    From his website:

    It is rare that a person in single life time accomplishes so much.

    Unfortunately true…

  3. Muskrat

    It’s not real well built — I picked out 2,000 centrifuges and some UF6, but I can’t get the checkout page to accept my credit card…..

  4. Graham Dumas (History)

    Uhh, Board of Directors?

  5. Karthika

    Interesting that there’s so much emphasis on religion in the profile. Any ideas as to who’s behind it?

  6. Alex W. (History)

    His website is only in English? No Urdu version? That seems odd.

    The DPRK also has a nice website, if I recall. It’s too bad about that whole “fall of Communism” thing because I’m sure socialist web design would be pretty entertaining on the whole. Though I guess, when I think about it, it’s not like US government sites are exactly known for their aesthetic brilliance either.

  7. Smith (History)

    It would appear that the domain was registered by Dr. Nazeer Ahmad, KRL’s chief engineer of metallurgy. The domain has been around for awhile. Anyone know if there was any content on it previously?

    From the whois lookup on the domain:

    Private House No. 205, Street No. 2, F-10/3
    Islamabad
    Main Contact: Dr. Nazeer Ahmad

  8. yale Simkin (History)

    Domain Name: draqkhan.com.pk
    Registrant: Private
    Dr. Nazeer Ahmad
    Islamabad

    Create Date: 2001-06-20
    Expire Date: 2009-06-20

    Agent Organization: 0

    Technical Contact
    COMSATS
    Registrar
    Islamabad,

    Billing Contact
    None Specified (or deleted)

    Nameservers
    ns1.comsats.net.pk
    ns2.comsats.net.pk
    ns3.comsats.net.pk
    ns.comsats.net.pk

  9. Josh

    Jeff, you were beaten to the punch!

    http://totalwonkerr.com/1822/aq-khans-site

    Karthika,

    Good question. The only contact info I see there is
    drnazeerahmad@yahoo.com.

    Nazeer Ahmad happens to be the name of the chief engineer of the metallurgy division at KRL, according to this:

    http://www.dawn.com/2004/01/24/top4.htm

    So my best guess would be, it is run by a professional associate of Dr. A.Q. Khan.

    There is more on Nazeer Ahmed and colleagues here:

    http://www.iiss.org/publications/strategic-dossiers/nbm/nuclear-black-market-dossier-a-net-assesment/the-end-of-the-aq-network/

  10. SS Panzer (History)

    An objective, comprehensive and factual account of the development of Pakistan’s nuclear program has yet to be written. Till then, AQ Khan will continue to fascinate Pakistanis and non-Pakistanis alike. There were several others in Pakistan’s nuclear program,who played much wider roles than AQ Khan in Pakistan’s nuclear program, and at the international level. One such individual was the “Atoms for Peace” trained nuclear engineer, Munir Ahmad Khan, Chairman of PAEC from 1972-91, Chairman IAEA BoGs 1986-87 and Head of IAEA’s Reactor Engineering and Fuel Cycle activities from 1968-72.Unfortunately for him and PAEC, propaganda and publicity campaigns were never a priority, therefore the world only knows and eulogises AQ Khan.

  11. scud

    Josh –

    I’m not sure ACW was “beaten to the punch”: most analysts discovered the existence of the Khan website (which has been in operation for some time, though many documents have disappeared) through a link which appears in the AQK Weltwoche interview.

    SS Panzer –

    The role of Munir is now very, very well known – since 1998, he has had his own sycophants writings in the Pakistan in press and bragging about him, and the 4-5 books written about the AQK network in 2006-2007 all have acknowledged his role. That said, Munir was also a very nice person, and his role in the program was indeed much more important than AQK’s. Though Bhutto was the father of the Pak bomb, Munir was its mother.

  12. Jeffrey Lewis (History)

    Does it matter? A colleague sent it to me and I blogged it when I had a chance.

    I am not making a unique claim to discovery.

  13. yale Simkin (History)

    For a look back at an early 2004 version of the AQK website for comparison, go here

    Since I was in a nostalgic mood, here is ArmsControlWonk from about the same time, April 2004

    The October 07 version AQK is here

    It may (or may not) be the current posted version.

  14. Jeffrey Lewis (History)

    No wonder no one read the blog back then.

    Well, live and learn.

  15. Yale Simkin (History)

    JL..

    Au contraire, mon ami…

    I posted that in admiration.
    It was low in graphics, high in content.

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