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Baghdadi is displayed on a monitor as Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie speaks at the Pentagon. A photo of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is displayed on a monitor as U.S. Central Command Commander Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie speaks at a joint press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, Oct. 30, 2019 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

ISIS After Baghdadi, Argentina Under Fernandez and More Brexit Drama

Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein, Frederick Deknatel and Laura Weiss talk about the death of the Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the impact it might have on the group. They also discuss Argentina’s election results and their implications for the country’s deep economic crisis, as well as the new Brexit questions raised by the upcoming U.K. elections.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
As ISIS Regroups, the U.S. Is Forgetting the Lessons of Counterinsurgency—Again
Is the Islamic State Gaining Ground in Southeast Asia?
Which Fernandez Will Be Left Standing in Argentina?
From Fringe to Fault Line: How British Euroskepticism Became Brexit
Can Pinera Deliver the Kind of Change Chileans Want?
In Indonesia, ‘Women Are Now a Permanent Part of the Jihadi Structure’
Is the U.S. Out of Options on North Korea?

Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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