Al-Qaeda & Osama bin Laden
(see also Islamic Fundamentalism, Terrorism, September 11, 2001, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan Post-War, Pakistan & War on Terrorism)
Cyber-Jihad. Charles Glass, London Review of Books (3/9/06). Insightful review essay on Atwan, Secret History, Scheuer, Imperial Hubris, Lawrence (ed.) Messages to the World & Randal, Osama.
The Saudis' Prodical Son. Maureen Dowd, Falls Church News Press [NY Times] (5/15/03).
Letter to the American People. Osama bin Laden, Guardian (11/24/02).
The Man Behind Bin Laden. Lawrence Wright, New Yorker (9/16/02) Excellent eight-part profile of Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Qaeda Attack Was in Works for 3 Years, Officials Say. James Risen, NY Times (6/19/02),
Qaeda's New Links Increase Threat from Global Sites. NY Times (6/16/02). Regrouping in wake of Afghan defeat.
Words & Image: Weapons of the Other War. Michael Dobbs, Washington Post (10/11/01). Failing to respect Islam, US is decisively losing propaganda war
When Osama Met the Taliban. Ken Silverstein, Slate (10/9/01).
Bin Laden Aide Implicated. Dan Eggen & Serge F. Kovaleski, Washinton Post (10/7/01). Background on some 9/11 attackers, & their political motives
The Lair of Bin Laden. David Pratt, Sunday Herald (9/16/01).
Understanding Osama Bin Laden. William O. Beeman, Pacific News Service (Alternet, 9/12/01). Why he & followers hate US so violently.
Interview with John Miller (PBS in May, 1998).
Declaration of 2/23/98.
Strike One. James Astill, The Guardian (8/2/01).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Albright, David & Kathryn Buehler, Holly Higgins. "Bin Laden & the bomb," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,1 (1-2/2002):23-24.
Asfour, Gaber. "Osama bin Laden: financier of intolerant 'desert' Islam," New Perspectives Quarterly 19,1 (win 02):41-44.
Bergen, Peter. "The bin Laden trial: what did we learn?" Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 24,6 (11-12/01):429-35.
Bowers, Faye. "Al Qaeda's profile: slimmer but menacing," Christian Science Monitor (9/9/03):3.
Cameron, Gavin. "Multi-track microproliferation: lessons from Aum Shinrikyo & Al Qaida," Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 22,4 (10-12/99):277-310.
Chossudovsky, Michel. "Who is Osama bin Laden?" Humanist (11-12/01):11-15.
Clayton, Mark. "Reading into the mind of a terrorist," Christian Science Monitor (10/30/03):11.
Curtiss, Richard H. "Osama bin Laden: from hero to renegade," Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 21,5 (6-7/02):33-35.
Eickelman, Dale F. "Bin Laden, the Arab "street" & the Middle East's democracy deficit," Current History (1/02):36-40.
Fischel, Jack. "The road to September 11," Virginia Quarterly Review 78,2 (spr 02):199-207.
Fisk, Robert. "Talks with Osama bin Laden: how an Afghan freedom fighter became Americas public enemy number one," Nation (9/21/98).
__________. "Bin Laden: the target," Independent (11/11/01).
Furnish, Timothy R. "Bin Laden: the man who would be Mahdi," Middle East Quarterly 9,2 (spr 02):53-60.
Gerecht, Reuel Marc. "The terrorists' encyclopedia," Middle East Quarterly 8,3 (sum 01):73-87.
Girardet, Edward. "My encounters with Osama bin Laden," Christian Science Monitor (?/?/99).
Glass, Charles. "Cyber-jihad," London Review of Books (3/9/06):14-18. Insightful review essay on Atwan, Secret History, Scheuer, Imperial Hubris, Lawrence (ed.) Messages to the World & Randal, Osama.
Hall, Kevin. "Spain indicts Al-Jazeera correspondent," San Jose Mercury (11/2/03):21A.
Hendrickson, R.C. "American war powers & terrorists: the case of Usama bin Laden," Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 23,3 (7-9/00):161-75.
Hersh, Seymour. "The missiles
of August," New
Hiro, Dilip. "The cost of an Afghan victory," Nation (2/15/99). Analyzes Bin Laden declaration of 2/98.
__________. "Bush & bin Laden," Nation (10/8/01):18-20.
Hoffman, Bruce. “The leadership secrets of Osama Bin Laden,” Atlantic Monthly (4/03):26-27.
Judah, Tim. "The center of the world," NY Review of Books (1/17/02):10-13.
Katz, M.N. "Osama bin Laden as transnational revolutionary leader," Current History (2/02):81-85.
Kolker, Robert. "O'Neill vs. Osama," New York (12/17/01):30-38.
Le Carré, John. "A war we cannot win: if Bin Laden is destroyed, his shadowy armies will grow, rather than wither away," Nation (11/19/01):15.
Lesch, Ann M. "Osama bin Laden's 'business' in Sudan," Current History (5/02):203-10.
__________. "Osama bin Laden: embedded in the Middle East crisis," Middle East Policy 9,2 (6/02):82-91.
Masoud, Tarek. "Bin Laden's ideological roots," New Republic (12/28/98):17.
Mayer, Jane. "The house of Bin Laden. A familys, and a nations, divided loyalties," New Yorker (11/12/01):54-65.
_________. "The search for Osama," New Yorker (8/4/03):26-34.
Miller, John. "Greetings, America. My name Osama bin Laden," Esquire (2/99):96.
Nugent, Rory. "My lunch with Osama bin Laden," Rolling Stone (10/25/01):100-104.
Reeve, Simon. "The worldwide net," Ecologist 31,10 (12/01):41-43.
Remnick, David. "The Israeli
link," New Yorker (10/22/01):23-25. Influence on Bin Laden of Israeli-Palestinian
Rothschild, Matthew. "Robert Fisk (interview)" Progressive (12/01).
Ruthven, Malise. "This man may become our nemesis," Guardian (10/10/01).
Taylor, Philip. "Spin Laden," World Today 57,12 (12/01):6-9. Middle East opinion of US & bin Laden.
Tohid, Owais. "Tribesmen take cash, count 'blessings' from Al Qaeda," Christian Science Monitor (10/29/03):1,4
________. "Tribes inflamed by Qaeda hunt," Christian Science Monitor (10/20/03):6.
Toobin, Jeffrey. "Suing bin Laden," New Yorker (10/1/01):40-42.
Voll, John O. "Bin Laden &
the new age of global terrorism," Middle East Policy 8,4 (12/01):1-5.
Weaver, Mary Anne. "The real Bin Laden. By mythologizing him, the government has made him even more dangerous," New Yorker (1/24/00):32-39.
Wiktorowicz, Quintan. "The new global threat: transnational Salafis & Jihad," Middle East Policy 8,4 (12/01):18-39.
Worth, Robert F. "Al-Qaeda's inner circle," NY Review (10/19/06):12-16. Review essay on Wright, Looming Tower.
Wright, Lawrence. "The counter-terrorist," New Yorker (1/14/02):50-51. FBI agent John O'Neill, who tracked Al-Qaeda for six years, expected an attack on the US & died in the World Trade Center.
__________. "The terror web," New Yorker (8/2/04). On Madrid bombings.
__________. "The terrorist," New Yorker (6/19/06). On death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
AbuKhalil, Asad. Bin Laden, Islam, & America's New War on Terrorism (NY: Seven Stories, 2002).
Ahmed, Akbar. Islam under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (NY: Polity, 2003).
Alexander, Yonah & Michal S. Swetnam. Usama bin Laden's al-Qaida: Profile of a Terrorist Network (Ardsley NY: Transnational, 2001).
Anonymous [Michael Scheurer]. Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror (Washington: Brassey's, 2004).
Atwan, Abdel Bari. The Secret History of Al-Qaida (Berkeley: U. of California, 2006).
Benjamin, Daniel & Steven Simon. The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War Against America (NY: Random House, 2002).
Berger, Peter. Holy War, Inc. Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden (NY: Free Press, 2001).
Blanc, Florent. Ben Laden et l'Amérique (Paris: Bayard, 2001).
Bodansky, Yossef. Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (Rocklin CA: Forum, 1999).
Brisard, J.C. & G. Dasquie. Forbidden Truth: US-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy & the Failed Hunt for Bin Laden (NY: Thunder's Mouth, 2002). Saudi support for Al-Qaeda, & how it handicaps "war on terrorism."
Corbin, Jane. Al Qaeda: The Terror Network that Threatens the World (NY: Thunder's Mouth, 2002).
Gerges, Fawaz A. The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global (NY: Cambridge, 2005).
Gray, John. Al Qaeda & What it Means to be Modern (NY: New, 200?).
Ide, Arthur Frederick. Jihad, Mujahideen, Taliban, George W. Bush & Oil: A Study in the Evolution of Terrorism & Islam (Garland TX: Tanglewild, 2002).
Jacquard, Roland. In the Name of Osama bin Laden: Global Terrorism & the bin Laden Brotherhood (Durham NC: Duke U, 2002).
Labeviere, Richard. Dollars for Terror: The US & Islam (NY: Algora, 2000).
Lawrence, Bruce (ed.) Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama Bin Laden (London: Verso, 2005).
Naidu, Sushil K. (ed.) Osama bin Laden: The Patron Saint of Terrorism (New Delhi: Kalinga, 2002).
Randal, Jonathan. Osama: The Making of a Terrorist (London: Tauris, 2005).
Reeve, Simon. The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin Laden & the Future of Terrorism (Boston: Northeastern U, 1999).
Robinson, Adam. Bin Laden: Behind the Mask of the Terrorist (NY: Arcade, 2002).
Sánchez, James (ed.) Al-Qaeda & Jihadi Movements Worldwide (Seattle: Reference Corp., 2002).
Sharma, Rajeev. Pak Proxy War:
A Story of ISI, Bin Laden & Kargil (New Delhi: Kaveri, 1999).
Weaver, Mary Anne. A Portrait of Egypt. A Journey Through the the World of Militant Islam (NY, 2000).
Williams, Paul L. Al Qaeda: The Brotherhood of Terror (Parsippany NJ: Alpha, 2002).
Wright, Lawrence. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda & the Road to 9/11 (NY: Penguin, 2006).
Wright, Robin B. Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam (rev. ed.; NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001).
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"Focus & Analysis of Osama Bin Laden Video" , 87m. From Multivision Media Monitoring.
"Hunting bin Laden" , dir. Martin Smith, 60m. From PBS Video.
"Looking for Answers" , dir. Martin Smith, 57m. From PBS Video.
"In Search of bin Laden" , dir. Martin Smith, 60m. From PBS Video.
"The Siege" , dir. Edward Zwick, 116m. In video stores.
"Networks Analyze Recent Footage of Osama Bin Laden" , 16m. From Multivision Media Monitoring.
"Not in My Name" , by Platform Films, 41m. From TV Choice Productions.
"Understanding Terrorism 2:
Badges Without Borders, Inside the Diplomatic Security Service" ,
by Red Apple Entertainment, 47m. From Ambrose Video Publishing.