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Jason Burke (born 1970) is a foreign correspondent of The Observer. Based in Paris, he covers a wide range of topics including politics, social affairs and culture in Europe and the Mediterranean such as the 2006 Serie A scandal that affected Italian football.[1][2]

Burke has also lived in Pakistan and Afghanistan writing on Islamic extremism amongst other issues. Among numerous other conflicts, he covered the war of 2001 in Afghanistan and that of 2003 in Iraq. In 2003 Jason Burke authored, Al-Qaeda: Casting a Shadow of Terror. The book was updated and republished as Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam.


  • Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam (ISBN 1-85043-666-5)
  • Al-Qaeda: Casting a Shadow of Terror (ISBN 1-85043-396-8)
  • On the Road to Kandahar: Travels through Conflict in the Islamic World (ISBN 0-385-66236-X), (ISBN 0-7139-9896-2)


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