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Commentary: Global gridlock -- and lockjaw

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A former national security adviser says the United States faces its biggest threat since the fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union: Cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Pakistan inferno

Commentary: Pakistan inferno

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Karzai reached a rough understanding on how to wind down the longest war in U.S. history, the agreement didn't include the key ingredient -- Pakistan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Commentary: Is Syria 2011 the same as Spain 1936?

Commentary: Is Syria 2011 the same as Spain 1936?

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- To bomb or not bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities is a painful dilemma. But since “containment” of a nuclear Iran is rejected by both U.S. and Israeli leaders, bombing gets the nod.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Australia opens uranium exports to India

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Australia has lifted its ban on exporting uranium to India, despite India being a non-signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Report: Pakistani generals in illicit plot

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 8 (UPI) -- Two former Pakistani generals were implicated in the sale of uranium enrichment technology to North Korea in exchange for cash and gems, documents indicate.

Khan claims N. Korea paid bribes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 7 (UPI) -- Pakistani military officials got bribes from North Korea for access to sensitive nuclear technology, A.Q. Khan, founder of Pakistan's nuclear industry, claims.

Court seeks to restrict Khan's movement

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Pakistani government has asked the Lahore high court to restrict the free movement of nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan on national security grounds.

U.S. wary of limits on Pakistani scientist

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. officials voiced doubt about Pakistan's decision to limit Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan's movements after releasing him from house arrest.

Commentary: Suez and Hungary redux

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Hungarian Revolution and the Suez crisis were two of the most dramatic upheavals in international affairs in the post-World War II era. If Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities while President Bush is still the commander in chief, China and Russia might be tempted to take a page out of the old Soviet geopolitical playbook.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Rainbow -- or Guns of August?

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Iran’s president renews his death threats against Israel -- but finds himself in hot water at home. His would-be successor speaks softly, but can he change the mullahs’ nuclear ambitions? The Israelis don’t think so.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Atomic Market: What Benazir knew

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- A new book confirms what has to be one of the more unusual exchanges of nuclear information outside of outright spying and helps explain how Pakistani nuclear weapons knowledge made its way to North Korea.
DAVID ISENBERG

Iran's nuclear bubbles

MOSCOW, April 14 (UPI) -- It seems Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad simply cannot help but shock the world with his revelations about the sensational achievements of Iranian nuclear physicists.
PYOTR GONCHAROV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pakistan's A.Q. Khan wants to be free

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 2 (UPI) -- Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, who passed nuclear secrets to North Korea, Libya and Iran, has claimed he is being illegally detained in his home.

Why the war worked

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Whatever the costs of the Iraq war, it was a crucial catalyst of change in the Arab world.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Commentary: Demonocracy, not democracy

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Washington's Pakistan kibitzers will soon rue the day they squeezed President Pervez Musharraf to restore democracy. "Demonocracy" is what has now emerged, or an unholy alliance of longtime America-haters, including the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal coalition of six politico-religious extremist parties that lost the Feb. 18 elections, plus a gaggle of former generals and admirals against Musharraf, and friends and admirers of A.Q. Khan, the man who ran a nuclear Wal-Mart for the benefit of America's enemies (North Korea and Iran).
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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Abdul Qadeer Khan, (born: 1st April, 1936), (D.Eng, FPAS, Sc.D, HI, NI (twice)) (Urdu: ڈاکٹر عبد القدیر خان ); more widely known as Dr. A. Q. Khan, is a Pakistani nuclear scientist and a metallurgical engineer who served as the Director-General of the Kahuta Research Laboratories (KRL) from 1976 till 2001. Abdul Qadeer Khan is widely regarded as the founder of HEU based Gas-centrifuge uranium enrichment programme for Pakistan's nuclear deterrence programme. His middle name is alternatively rendered as Quadeer, Qadeer or Gaudeer, and his given names are usually abbreviated to A.Q..

After years of home arrest, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on 6 February 2009 declared Abdul Qadeer Khan to be a free citizen of Pakistan, allowing him free movement inside the country. The verdict was rendered by Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam. In September 2009, expressing concerns over the Lahore High Court’s decision to end all security restrictions on Khan, the United States warned that Khan still remains a "serious proliferation risk".

Khan was born in 1936 in Bhopal, India. His father Abdul Ghafoor Khan was an academic who served in the Education Department of the British Government of India and after retirement in 1935, he settled permanently in Bhopal. In 1947, the family, migrated from India to Pakistan. Khan studied in St. Anthony's High School of Lahore, and then enrolled at the D.J. Science College of Karachi. There, he took B.Sc. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics under the supervision of Suparco physicist Dr. Bashir Syed. In 1956, he attended Karachi University and obtained a B.Sc. degree in Metallurgy in 1960.

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