Ten advisors or allies to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi have been named to run crucial banking and security institutions in a move that consolidates strategic authority as Kadhimi attempts to tackle a financial crisis and escalation of nationwide violence. In addition to new leaders of the Central Bank of Iraq, Trade Bank of Iraq, and executive branch institutions that report to Kadhimi, Oil Minister Ihsan Ismaael has been named the presumptive head of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), which has not yet been formed as negotiations […]