Unrequited Overtures

A very caustic article by Con Coughlin in the Telegraph argues that Russia cannot be trusted as an ally, i.e. – Washington is wasting its time believing that cooperation on Iran is coming.  Not that he has any strong feelings about the subject…

Now that he has won the Nobel peace prize, Mr Obama, no doubt, believes that he will prevail in his attempts to end the atmosphere of mutual antipathy that has defined relations between the US and Russia. But that requires the Russians to embrace his overtures, not exploit them.