God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting from a Militant Middle East (1997), Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War (2001) with Stephen Engelberg and William J. Broad
A journalist in the Middle East for two decades, in God has Ninety-Nine Names she discusses Islamists in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Algeria, Libya, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Isreal and Iran. she talks about the radical Islamic movements in the Middle East, as well as a perspective on the governments of those countries. What I find most fascinating are her stories of her experience in these countries because she seems truly to love this area, and its inhabitants.
Germs, written with her co-workers from The New York Times looks at the Biological warfare programs both within the United States and abroad, including the former Soviet Union and Iraq. This is a very well written book, and one that goes into detail (but not too much detail) about those programs, and allows you to realize the consequences that we may pay for those government activities.