I should hope that this principle is taught in “Introduction to Political Science/International Relations” courses, the required prerequisite for anyone interested in learning how governments and history really work.
International treaties require stable governments or they are useless.
Maybe I’m naïve. I must admit that I have no formal academic training in Political Science or International Relations. I’ve just been following the news, international of course, for over half a century. Yes, I’m old. I’ve seen countries and super-powers come and go. I remember the irony of Mao, when his Communist Red China population was forced to wear one type of jacket as he mocked the United States as a “paper tiger.” Today the Chinese have a stronger and more materialist economy than the USA, and their Communism is long gone.
I remember American government leaders quaking at the thought of an attack from the USSR, which today doesn’t exist. But the Americans, who claim to be the strongest and most powerful country in the world, still fear Castro’s poverty-ridden Cuba.
To be honest, I don’t have too much respect for the “experts.” How many predicted the events I lived through? I prefer my common sense.
According to Jewish Law, an insane person can’t sign an important contract. Potential aka wannabe converts who are mentally unstable can’t be converted to Judaism. One has to be fully rational to make such a life-changing decision. If a woman is married to a man with serious psychiatric problems, his ability to give her a get for divorce can be affected.
Considering the instability, anarchy in the Arab world, how can the Israeli Government even think of signing any sort of “peace treaty” with anybody? And certainly the so-called Palestinians sic have no reliable track record to attempt an “enemy country in a country” which has never been peaceful/successful. Have you ever heard of West Berlin?
Israel is the one economically successful, democratic, stable country in the Middle East.
Lots of Arabs are also being killed in Lebanon Saudi, Gulf throw weight behind Egypt after Morsi ousted Too late for Obama to act on Syria Report: U.S. to Warn Israel in Advance of Syria Attack, Security Officials Say Assad Unlikely to Retaliate Against Israel (Has the USA ever predicted these things correctly?) Russia to U.S.: Don’t Repeat Your Past Mistakes in Syria Here’s How Kerry, Hillary and Obama Let Assad Get Away with Murder Iran Draws ‘Red Line’ against US Intervention in Syria
Why risk everything for an experiment AKA “Peace Treaty” sic that will inevitably result in war, death and destruction?
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