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Burke, Jason

Overview
Works: 24 works in 132 publications in 10 languages and 3,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Made-for-TV movies  Drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6431, 303.625091767
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jason Burke
Al-Qaeda : casting a shadow of terror by Jason Burke( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that "Al-Qaeda" is a construct that bundles together a variety of Islamic militant movements that share goals, training, and contacts but do not form a tightly organized body
Al-Qaeda : the true story of radical islam by Jason Burke( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[W]hat is al-Qaeda? Is it a disciplined, motivated, structured terrorist group led by a single criminal mastermind or something far more complex, diffuse and sinister? Bin Laden's aim to provoke conflict between militant Islam and the West appears closer to fulfilment than ever. But is al-Queda the catalyst for this conflict, or merely a symbol of it?" "Jason Burke shows how the threat from Islamic terrorism comes not from one man, nor even one group, but from a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the Islamic world. Using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, he demonstrates that 'al-Qaeda' is a convenient label applied misleadingly to a broad, diverse and disorganised global movement dedicated to fighting a cosmic battle with the West, and that Osama bin Laden, far from being the world's most dangerous criminal, is, in practical terms, a peripheral figure in modern Islamic militancy. Eradicating any single terrorist or terrorist group will do little to end the threat. The volunteers and terrorists who sought out bin Laden and his associates wanted help in realising their own dreams of destruction. The reasons they did so persist throughout the Islamic world. Failing to understand al-Qaeda means failing to address those reasons. We do so at our peril."--BOOK JACKET
The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy by Jason Burke( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Burke is one of the world's leading experts on militant Islam. He embedded with the Kurdish peshmerga (currently at war with ISIS) while still in college. He was hanging out with the Taliban in the late 1990s. He witnessed the bombing of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in 2001 firsthand. With the current emergence of ISIS in Iraq and Syria and the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, no one is as well placed as Burke to explain this dramatic post-Al Qaeda phase of Islamic militancy. We are now, he argues, entering a new phase of radical violence that is very different from what has gone before, one that is going to redefine the West's relationship with terrorism and the Middle East. ISIS is not "medieval," as many U.S. national security pundits claim, but, Burke explains, a group whose spectacular acts of terror are a contemporary expression of our highly digitized societies, designed to generate global publicity. In his account, radical Islamic terrorism is not an aberration or "cancer," as some politicians assert; it is an organic part of the modern world. This book will challenge the preconceptions of many American readers and will be hotly debated in national security circles
The 9/11 wars by Jason Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the 1990s a vast conflict was brewing. The storm broke on September 11th 2001. Since then much of the world has seen invasions, bombings, battles and riots. Hundreds of thousands of people have died. Jason Burke, a first hand witness of many of the conflict's key moments, has written the definitive account of its course. At once investigation, reportage and contemporary history, it is based on hundreds of interviews with participants including desperate refugees and senior intelligence officials, ministers and foot-soldiers, active militants and their victims. Burke reveals the true nature of contemporary Islamic militancy and the inside story of the fight against it. He cuts through the myth and propaganda of all sides to reveal the reality behind well-known - and lesser known - episodes, and brings characters, voices and a sense of place to a gripping narrative. The 9/11 Wars is an essential book for understanding the dangerous and unstable twenty-first century. Whether reporting on the riots in France or the attack on Mumbai, suicide bombers in Iraq or British troops fighting in Helmand, Jason Burke tells the story of a world that changed forever when the hijacked planes flew out of the brilliant blue sky above Manhattan on September 11th 2001
On the road to Kandahar : travels through conflict in the Islamic world by Jason Burke( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1991 Jason Burke set off to join Kurdish guerillas fighting in Iraq. It turned out to be the start of a remarkable journey that would take him from the sands of the Sahara to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, seeing at first hand life and death, war and peace, bigotry and tolerance, hate and friendship throughout the 'Islamic World'. On the Road to Kandahar is the honest, fascinating story of how he has travelled in search of answers to perhaps the most important issues of our time: how should we understand Islam, and Islamic radicalism?"--Jacket
The new threat : from Islamic militancy by Jason Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Algeria to China, from Yemen to Europe, Islamic militancy appears stronger, more widespread and more threatening than ever. But what exactly is the nature of the new threat we now face? Drawing on almost two decades of first-hand expertise alongside a vast range of sources from intelligence officials to militants themselves, this book debunks widespread myths and outdated notions and explains with total clarity what today's many diverse forms of Islamic militancy actually want, why they are different from anything we have seen before and what we should expect in the coming years
Al Qaeda : la verdadera historia del islamismo radical by Jason Burke( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new threat : from Islamic militancy by Jason Burke( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generation by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Insurgent Iraq", Loretta Napoleoni examines the climate in which Iraq's most notorious insurgent, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, opened a new front in the modern jihad. With the help of George W. Bush's war, al-Zarqawi was able to do what bin Laden could not: spread the message of jihad into Iraq. Arguing that the American adventure in Iraq resuscitated a network rife with conflict and birthed a new generation of post-Cold War mujahedin, the author presents previously unpublished documents from Afghanistan that reveal bitter disagreement between the Egyptian and the Saudi factions of al-Qaeda prior to 9/11. Within this dispute, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a working-class, uneducated Jordanian, emerged to successfully create his own network of Islamist warriors based in Afghanistan, opening up a new front in the modern jihad in Iraq. In "Insurgent Iraq", Napoleoni presents a chilling account of the regrouping of terror networks under a new leadership with a new agenda, tracing the ascent of one of the globe's most enigmatic and deadly figures
Dangerous isolation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A weekend vacation turns terrifying when Samantha, a computer scientist, is kidnapped and held hostage. Faced with an impossible choice, she has 85 minutes to help her captors carry out an unspeakable crime, or watch her daughter die
Al Qaeda : la vera storia by Jason Burke( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reise nach Kandahar : unterwegs in den Krisengebieten der islamischen Welt by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sulla strada per Kandahar by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Qaeda : casting the shadow of terror by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Qaeda : chasing the shadow of terror by Jason Burke( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a hot summer's day in 1996, a plane carrying Osama bin Laden and a few friends and family landed at a runway just outside the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The Saudi-born Islamic activist had little equipment, few followers and minimal local support. Yet within five years he had built an organisation that was to carry out the most shocking and devastating terrorist attack in history." "'Al-Qaeda' is now the most overused and misunderstood word in the media - a term imposed on a wide variety of Islamist groups by the FBI in the early 1990s. In Arabic, it is simply an abstract noun, its meanings including 'pattern', 'formula' and 'base'. In the West, it symbolises the greatest threat to global security: though its Afghan training camps have now been reduced to dust, no one believes that al-Queda was destroyed with them. But what is al-Qaeda? Is it a disciplined, motivated, structured terrorist group led by a single criminal mastermind or something far more complex, diffuse and sinister? Bin Laden's aim to provoke conflict between militant Islam and the West appears closer to fulfilment than ever. But is al-Queda the catalyst for this conflict, or merely a symbol of it?" "Jason Burke shows how the threat from Islamic terrorism comes not from one man, nor even one group, but from a broad movement with profound roots in the politics, societies and history of the Islamic world. Using hundreds of interviews and thousands of documents, he demonstrates that 'al-Qaeda' is a convenient label applied misleadingly to a broad, diverse and disorganised global movement dedicated to fighting a cosmic battle with the West, and that Osama bin Laden, far from being the world's most dangerous criminal, is, in practical terms, a peripheral figure in modern Islamic militancy. Eradicating any single terrorist or terrorist group will do little to end the threat. The volunteers and terrorists who sought out bin Laden and his associates wanted help in realising their own dreams of destruction. The reasons they did so persist throughout the Islamic world. Failing to understand al-Qaeda means failing to address those reasons. We do so at our peril."--BOOK JACKET
Arukaida : Binradin to kokusai tero nettowāku by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ẓāhirat Bin Lādin-- li-mādhā yantashir fikr al-Qāʻidah fī al-minṭaqah al-ʻArabīyah? by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nijuisseiki no isuramu kagekiha : Arukaida kara isuramukoku made by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Qaida la véritable histoire de l'Islam radical by Jason Burke( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A caminho de Kandahar : viagens através do conflito no mundo islâmico by Jason Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bērks, Džeisons

Bīrk, Jāsūn

Jason Burke Brits correspondent

Jason Burke journaliste britannique

Jason Burke periodista británico

Джейсон Бурк

جیسون برک

ジェーソン・バーク

バーク, ジェイソン

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Al-Qaeda : the true story of radical islamOn the road to Kandahar : travels through conflict in the Islamic worldAl Qaeda : la verdadera historia del islamismo radicalInsurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generationDangerous isolationAl-Qaeda : casting the shadow of terrorAl-Qaeda : chasing the shadow of terror