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Al-Qaeda & Osama bin Laden

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On the Web: Articles

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

Terror network built on outcasts. Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor (10/4/01).

Bin Laden Rails Against Crusaders & UN.

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

Al-Qaeda's Manual for Jihad (!!).

Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

National Security Archive.

In the Library: Articles

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 ‘America’s 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 Yorker (110/12/98):34-42.

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 family’s, and a nation’s, 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 relations.

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, As’ad. 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).

In the Library: Fiction

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In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Focus & Analysis of Osama Bin Laden Video" [2002], 87m. From Multivision Media Monitoring.

"Hunting bin Laden" [2000], dir. Martin Smith, 60m. From PBS Video.

"Looking for Answers" [2001], dir. Martin Smith, 57m. From PBS Video.

"In Search of bin Laden" [2001], dir. Martin Smith, 60m. From PBS Video.

"The Siege" [1998], dir. Edward Zwick, 116m. In video stores.

"Networks Analyze Recent Footage of Osama Bin Laden" [2001], 16m. From Multivision Media Monitoring.

"Not in My Name" [2002], by Platform Films, 41m. From TV Choice Productions.

"Understanding Terrorism 2: Badges Without Borders, Inside the Diplomatic Security Service" [2001], by Red Apple Entertainment, 47m. From Ambrose Video Publishing.

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