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War Reporters Under Threat
Our special offer of the week. The book combines critical scholarship with investigative journalism to examine US government threat to journalists; a threat that has been ignored or largely dismissed to date.
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This is a disturbing book. ... Shahzad considers the strategies ...

(The Times)

Buy Shahzad's book. It tells us what the Pakistani government, ...

(Charles Glass)

[Shahzad's] work reporting on terrorism and intelligence issues in Pakistan ...

(Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State)

When Syed Saleem Shahzad talks, I listen. He is the ...

(Nir Rosen, author of The Triumph of the )

Syed Saleem Shahzad has long been able to penetrate the ...

(Gareth Porter, historian and author of P)

Whether it's insights into the plans and ideologues driving Al-Qaeda, ...

(Tony Allison, editor, Asia Times Online)

A path breaking book that enhances considerably our understanding of ...

(Hameed Haroon, CEO, The Dawn Media Group)

Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban
Beyond Bin Laden and 9/11

Product Description

President Obama may have delivered on his campaign promise to kill Osama bin Laden, but as an Al-Qaeda strategist bin Laden has been dead for years. This book introduces and examines the new generation of Al-Qaeda leaders who have been behind the most recent attacks.

Investigative journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad dedicated his life to revealing the strategies and inner workings of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. He had access to top-level commanders in both movements, as well as within the ISI, Pakistan’s intelligence service. Shahzad’s work was praised by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for ‘bringing to light the troubles extremism poses to Pakistan's stability’. Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban explains the wider aims of both organisations and provides an essential analysis of major terrorist incidents, including the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

In May 2011, Shahzad was abducted and killed in Pakistan, days after writing an article suggesting that insiders in the Pakistani navy had colluded with Al-Qaeda in an attack on a naval air station. This book is a testament to his fearless reporting and analytical rigour. It will provide readers worldwide with an invaluable introduction to a new phase of the ongoing struggle against terrorism which threatens lives in so many countries.

About The Author

Syed Saleem Shahzad (1970-2011) was an investigative reporter who worked as Pakistan Bureau Chief at Asia Times Online. His persistence, courage and reputation allowed him unparalleled access to leaders and fighters in Islamic movements enabling him to secure interviews with figures such as Al-Qaeda commander, Ilyas Kashmiri. He had been both a hostage and a guest of the Taliban, which gave him a unique insight into the organisation's internal structures. He was abducted and killed in Pakistan in May 2011. He left a wife and three children.

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