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Burke, Jason

Overview
Works: 19 works in 104 publications in 11 languages and 3,004 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6431, 303.625091767
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Most widely held works about Jason Burke
 
Most widely held works by Jason Burke
Al-Qaeda : casting a shadow of terror by Jason Burke( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,037 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 )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the complex nature of al-Qaeda and attempts to explain the reason for the failure of attempts to combat terrorism - Osama bin Laden - Taliban - Jihad
The 9/11 wars by Jason Burke( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 364 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 258 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
Al-Qaida : Wurzeln, Geschichte, Organisation by Jason Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Für die meisten Menschen des Westens ist Al-Qaida der Inbegriff des Terrors: eine todbringende, perfekt durchorganisierte Gruppe von Fanatikern unter Führung von Osama bin Laden. Aber das ist nicht die ganze Wahrheit. Anhand von Ereignissen im Irak und in Afghanistan, die er selbst miterlebte, anhand geheimer Dokumente und erstaunlicher Interviews mit Nachrichtendienstmitarbeitern, Militanten, Mudschaheddin-AnfÜhrern rekonstruiert Burke die Geschichte. Er zeigt: Al-Qaida ist eher eine Taktik als eine organisierte Gruppe und ein viel breiter gefächertes Phänomen als bisher angenommen, das tief in politischen, gesellschaftlichen, historischen Bedingungen des Islam verwurzelt ist. Erst wenn wir den wahren komplexen Charakter von Al-Qaida verstehen, so Burke, können wir die Gefahren des Terrors wirksamer bekämpfen."
The new threat : from Islamic militancy by Jason Burke( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 29 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 11 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 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New threat : the next stage of global islamic militancy by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 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

Arukaida : Binradin to kokusai tero nettowāku by Jason Burke( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new threat : the past, present, and future of Islamic militancy by Jason Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 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-whose previous books have been chosen as books of the year by The Economist, the Daily Telegraph, and The Independent-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. "--
Insurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generation by Loretta Napoleoni( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unparalleled look into the Iraqi insurgency and the multitude of forces that continue to shape it, Insurgent Iraq: Al-Zarqawi and the New Generation presents a chilling account of the regrouping of terror networks, and the development of an Iraqi resistance since the invasion by coalition forces over two years ago. One of the world's leading specialists on terrorism, economist Loretta Napoleoni is uniquely qualified to make sense of the ways in which terror networks do and do not operate in Iraq, and what role they play in the Iraqi resistance. Is the insurgency in Iraq a counter-Crusade, a national liberation movement, or a civil war' With a complex understanding of all the intricacies inherent in such a question, Napoleoni provides a mindful discussion, offering a much-needed understanding of how the US occupation of Iraq has catalyzed the cultural, religious, and political divides within the country to create a wholly changed, more volatile landscape. Composed of independent Iraqi Jihadist groups, Islamo-Nationalist and Ba'ath party resistance, ethnic infighting between Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurd, and foreign suicide bombers, the resistance is a divided yet maintains one demand: the end of US occupation. Overall, Napoleoni offers a breakdown of the current political landscape in Iraq, and a renovated al-Qaeda. Insurgent Iraq is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the future of Iraq, or seeking greater insight into the U.S.'s critical role in the Middle East
Al-Qaeda the true story of radical Islam by Jason Burke( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book, the author] demonstrates that in fact al-Qaeda is merely a convenient table applied by the West to a far broader - and thus more dangerous - phenomenon of Islamic militancy, and shows how eradicating a shingle figure or group will do nothing to combat terrorism. Only by understanding the true complex nature of al-Qaeda, he argues, can we address the real issues surrounding our security today. -Back cover
El Kaide terörün gölgesi by Jason Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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

Channel terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Burke examines how video has become a key propaganda weapon for today's terrorists. The programme shows how terror groups are expert at using video to recruit, support and instruct fanatical followers, and asks what are the ethical and practical choices faced by western broadcasters in deciding what to screen when presented with such material
 
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Alternative Names
Bērks, Džeisons

Bīrk, Jāsūn

Jason Burke journaliste britannique

Джейсон Бурк

جیسون برک

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 : casting the shadow of terrorAl-Qaeda : chasing the shadow of terrorInsurgent Iraq : Al Zarqawi and the new generationAl-Qaeda : chasing a shadow of terror