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Jason Burke is a globally recognised expert on terrorism and radical Islam and has reported for two decades on these and related conflicts from the front-lines of South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe for the Guardian. He is the best-selling, prize-winning author of four critically acclaimed books, including most recently The New Threat from Islamic Militancy (Bodley Head, 2015; shortlisted for the Orwell Prize; ‘A fine overview [from] one of the shrewdest observers of contemporary Muslim activism [which] draws together the strands of a highly complex reality to create a picture that is not just convincing but readable’ NYRB) and The 9/11 Wars (Allen Lane, 2011; ‘the best overview of the 9/11 decade in print’ Economist). His first book, Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam, is credited with having changed the popular understanding of the nature of modern radical Islam. He has made numerous appearances on television and radio and contributes to periodicals such as Foreign Policy, Prospect and the New Statesman.

Books by Jason Burke

The New Threat From Islamic Militancy

The expert guide to Islamic militancy today from the bestselling author of Al-Qaeda

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The 9/11 Wars

The definitive account of the conflicts that have erupted since 9/11, from the acclaimed author of

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On the Road to Kandahar

'I have drunk beer with Iraqi poets and whisky with Indian bankers, Mecca Cola with Kashmiri militants and tea with (aspirant or failed) suicide bombers ... "Islam", I came to realize, is a label that can be applied to many things and adequately describes none of them.'

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