Jason Burke is the South Asia correspondent of the Guardian. He has been reporting from the subcontinent since the mid-1990s, excepting a few years working in the Middle East. His 2003 book, Al-Qaeda: The True Story of Radical Islam, sold more than 70,000 copies in Britain and has been translated into twelve languages. A second book, The Road to Kandahar, followed. A third book, The 9/11 Wars, a contemporary history and investigation of the wars, militancy, and campaigns against terrorism that have marked the first decade of the 21st century, was published in September 2011.