Chronicling Dr Khan

As you may have noted from previous posts I am, among other things, mightily impressed by the accomplishments of Dr Khan. In fact, to some degree I might even qualify as a fan, if not a groupie. There are times when it is hard waiting for the next Google news alert about him.

Still, I recognize that not everyone is as enamored by his history as I am. In fact, hard as it may be to believe, some people out there don’t even know who he is. Gasp, the horror!

So, let’s just mention a few of the very many, many references about him. There are many, many more so this will be a recurring post.

Since we mentioned the other day the new ‘Project Butter Factor’ study done by Frank Slijper of the Dutch Campaign Against the Arms Trade, it would be remiss not to mention an earlier study he co-authored, published by Greenpeace in 2004. That is AQ Khan, Urenco and the proliferation of nuclear weapons technology: The symbiotic relation between nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.

Then there is this Wikipedia entry.

In September 2007, Gordon Corera, author of Shopping for Bombs, gave this talk to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Then there was the November 2005 Atlantic Monthly article by William Langewiesche, which was the basis for his later book, The Atomic Bazaar.

For the academic journal oriented types, there was this article, Unraveling the AQ Khan and Future Proliferation Networks, by David Albright and Corey Hinderstein in the Spring 2005 issue of The Washington Quarterly.

And finally, for those who like lots and lots of detail, there are a number of previously secret documents (some in Dutch only, some in English) at the Dutch Campaign Against the Arms Trade on the Khan case that were released in 2005 through the Dutch Freedom of Information Act on a request of Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad: Click on ‘Projecten’ and then on ‘Zaak Khan’.

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