All about Osama

Via Ezra Klein, a list of The New Yorker articles on Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Most are freely accessible (* subscription required).


The Real Bin Laden,” by Mary Anne Weaver, January 24, 2000*
Hunting bin Laden after the embassy bombings in Africa.

Across the Divide,” by William T. Vollmann, May 15, 2000*
The Taliban, Afghanistan, and bin Laden.

The Revolt of Islam,” by Bernard Lewis, November 19, 2001
Islam’s conflict with the West.

The Counter-Terrorist,” by Lawrence Wright, January 14, 2002
F.B.I. agent John O’Neill and the Al Qaeda threat.

The Man Behind Bin Laden,” by Lawrence Wright, September 16, 2002
Bin Laden’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The Twentieth Man,” by Seymour M. Hersh, September 30, 2002*
The case against Zacarias Moussaoui.

Manhunt,” by Seymour M. Hersh, December 23, 2002
Searching for Al Qaeda leader Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi.

Connecting the Dots,” by Malcolm Gladwell, March 10, 2003
Intelligence reform and 9/11.

The Search for Osama,” by Jane Mayer, August 4, 2003
Hunting bin Laden.

In the Hiding Zone,” by Eliza Griswold, July 26, 2004
Pakistan’s tribal borderlands.

Young Osama,” by Steve Coll, December 12, 2005
The education of bin Laden.

Osama’s Bank Account,” by Steve Coll, September 11, 2006
Bin Laden’s Swiss finances.

The Master Plan,” by Lawrence Wright, September 11, 2006
Conflicting theories of the jihad.

Junior,” by Jane Mayer, September 11, 2006
Al Qaeda operative Ahmed al-Fadl.

Azzam the American” by Raffi Khatchadourian, January 22, 2007
Adam Gadahn, American Al Qaeda.

The Rebellion Within,” by Lawrence Wright, June 2, 2008
Debating the future of Al Qaeda.

The Mastermind,” by Terry McDermott, September 13, 2010
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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