Imagine the shit storm if the Romulans chose to recognize the Maquis?
Made a big deal about finally finding human being "evolved" enough to have a conversation with.
How likely is it that Dukat would make a secret alliance with the Dominion during his one man war on the Klingons? His one man war was nice, but just by acceding to a few concessions, his new allies promised to destroy all his enemies and give him the keys to the homeworld... "In theory".
How was Dukat any more eminent than Eddington to make a deal with such scope?