The death of Baghdadi isn’t the end of ISIS

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  • Jenna Jordan Jenna Jordan

Jenna Jordan, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, wrote, "The death of Baghdadi isn't the end of ISIS" in the Washington Post

Given the recent successes in the fight against ISIS, many analysts and government officials are optimistic that Baghdadi’s death will result in substantial weakening and perhaps the demise of ISIS. Advocates of this view argue that Baghdadi is irreplaceable, given his claim of lineage to the prophet Muhammad, religious credentials and education in Koranic studies, and operational success in creating an Islamic State. Despite this belief in Baghdadi’s authority and legitimacy as a leader of the self-proclaimed caliphate, however, ISIS is not a cult of personality. Baghdadi was successful in institutionalizing essential organizational structures.

Read the article in the Washington Post.

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Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP), Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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terrorism, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Jenna Jordan, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts; Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
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