Confronted by the Trump administration’s 'maximum pressure' policy and by hardliners at home, Iran's Rohani is fighting a losing battle for negotiations, not conflict, with the U.S.
Ariane M. Tabatabai is an associate political scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Twitter: @ArianeTabatabai
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