The Asia-Pacific Foundation was launched in March 2001. According to the Jammu and Kashmir Daily Excelsior, a conference on terrorism in Asia was held in London to mark the launch of the foundation. The Excelsior's report characterised the focus of the conference as being Pakistan's alleged support for terrorism in the region. 
- Director & CEO: M. J. Gohel
- Chairman: The Earl of Inchcape
- Director for International Security: Sajjan M. Gohel
- APF Co-Ordination: Fiona Brown
- APF Events: Melissa Smith
- APF Development: Teresa De Santis
- APF Administration: Lisa Watson
M. J. Gohel is Sajjan Gohel's father. In their frequent appearances in print and broadcast media, the Gohels are described as, for example, "Counter-terrorism expert[s]"  and "security analyst[s]" .
As of July 2005, the Foundation's website describes itself as "...undergoing reconstruction" . It has done so since sometime around September 2004 . However, until early August 2005, much of the website's previous content was available on hidden pages on the site. Within five days of links to those hidden pages being added to this article, all the pages were removed from the APF website. Hence the links were switched to point to a copy of the site in the Internet Archive from October 2004. However, as of September 2005 apfoundation.org appears to have been removed from the Internet Archive. Searching the archive gives a "Blocked site" error. According to the archive's FAQ, "Siteowners might have also requested that their sites be excluded from the Wayback Machine. When this has occurred, you will see a 'blocked site error' message." 
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Until it was deleted in August 2005 (and then removed from the Internet Archive), the Foundation's "Organisation" page used to state that:
- "The Asia-Pacific Foundation is supported by donations and grants. It is totally independent of both public and private bodies and is not a lobbying vehicle for any country, political party, denominational group, ideological movement, or pressure group, be they in the West or in the Asia Pacific region." 
No information appears to have ever been published detailing the Foundation's funding sources. The Foundation does not appear to publish accounts.
An August 2001 article by Graham Chapman of Lancaster University, who as at July 2005 is chair of the British Association of South Asian Studies , characterised the APF as "clearly something with business money behind it". However he offered no evidence to support his claim. 
Board of Patrons and Advisory Board
Also on its old "Organisation" page, the Foundation stated that it "...maintains a Board of Patrons as well as an Advisory Board, whose members originate from many countries across the globe. In keeping with the Foundation's stated aim of bringing a new, fresh and inclusive approach to issues, its members are not only from academia, but also from the world of literature, business, medicine, politics, defence and the media." 
It does not appear to have ever published a concise list of members of either board, but some details can be gleaned from statements made in its publications.
- Chair: Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold (as at Sept 2001) . Cobbold is also the director of RUSI .
Edits to this article from a RUSI internet address
On August 1, 2005, a series of anonymous edits were made to this article from the internet address royal-united-serv.adsl.altohiway.com (22.214.171.124), which appears to belong to the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies (RUSI). The edits were strongly critical of the APF, claiming for example that "Essentially, the Asia-Pacific Foundation is a family business led by MJ Gohel and supported by his son, Sajjan." 
The fact that a RUSI internet address was used does not necessarily indicate the contributor was a RUSI employee. For example, he/she could have been a student attending a RUSI conference, and using a shared computer.
Is the APF a company, a charity, or neither?
There does not appear to be an "Asia-Pacific Foundation" registered either at Companies House  or at the UK Charity Commission . Attempting to ascertain whether and how the organisation has been formally registered is not made easier by the fact it has never published a postal address. However, MJ and Sajjan Gohel are directors of Geo Political Research Limited, along with Anupama Kumari Gohel , who is MJ Gohel's daughter . It is not known whether this consulting company has any operational or financial connection to the APF.
In the past, the Foundation has certainly given the impression that it has charitable status. The 'Organisation' page on the APF's website used to state: "The Asia-Pacific Foundation is an independent, non-profit making policy assessment group... The Asia-Pacific Foundation is supported by donations and grants." 
- M.J. Gohel and Sajjan M. Gohel, "London Terror Attacks and the Aftermath", July 2005. Not available on the web, but summarised here.
Email: info AT apfoundation.org
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The Foundation does not publish a contact postal address or telephone number .
- Geo Political Research Limited
- Lord Peter Inchcape
- M. J. Gohel
- Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold
- Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies
- Sajjan M. Gohel
- Graham Chapman, "The theoretical and empirical properties of communities of communicators" (481KB PDF), paper prepared for the SASNET conference, Lund, Sweden, August 2001.
- "International conference holds Pak responsible of abetting terrorism" (sic), Jammu and Kashmir Daily Excelsior, March 7, 2001.
- "Spanish Police Arrest 16 Islamic Terrorist Suspects (Update3)", Bloomberg, June 15 2005.
- "London Terror Probe Considers Suicide, Timer Theories (Update4)", Bloomberg, July 8, 2005.
- David Leppard and Nick Fielding, "The hate: Who planted the London bombs? Experts believe a new generation of angry young British Muslims has spawned its own terrorists]", The Sunday Times, July 10, 2005.
- Joe Friesen and Colin Freeze, "Attackers' simple plan limited deadly toll: Experts believe low-grade explosives were likely used to cause transit carnage", Globe and Mail, July 9, 2005.
- Claude Salhani, "Analysis: Europe's new threat, The Recruit", UPI International (via The Washington Times), July 15, 2005.