Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Reeling from decades of war, economic sanctions and domestic corruption, Iraq is facing its worst crisis since ISIS captured Mosul in 2014.The government official with the best chance of dealing with the country’s vast array of challenges is Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq’s prime minister-designate and a former chief of its National Intelligence Service.Kadhimi’s success matters to the United States. After President Obama withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011, ISIS emerged and by December 2015 held a swath of territory from western Iraq to Eastern Syria, containing roughly 10 million people. President Trump made destroying ISIS a priority and by spring 2019, he declared the territorial defeat of the terrorist group.REBECCA GRANT: TRUMP WARNS IRAN — THE REASONS TENSIONS ARE RISING IN THE PERSIAN GULFToday, the U.S. needs a reliable partner in Iraq to ensure our hard-earned victory over ISIS endures.Kadhimi was considered an odd choice for prime minister when he was selected earlier this month by Iraqi President Barham Salih. Kadhimi is a lawyer, not a politician and Iraq’s woes – economic, political and national security – have created a quagmire that seemingly only a master politician could navigate.CLICK HERE TO


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