Naïve optimism has enveloped the “final” hours of talks between Washington and Tehran on a nuclear agreement. In pursuit of a legacy defining achievement, President Obama has put everything on the line to secure a deal at the expense of both Washington’s allies and the U.S.’ long-term strategic interests in the Middle East.
A poorly negotiated deal
A weakened U.S. position
Taking advantage of Washington’s use of setting artificial negotiating deadlines, Tehran has repeatedly gone on the offenseAndrew Bowen