How stable is the Egypt-Israel peace treaty?

By ROBBIE SABEL
February 3, 2011 14:56

The future Egyptian government must be rational and realize that adhering to the terms set out in the 1979 peace treaty with Israel is in the vital interests of the country.

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Egyptian Soldiers in Cairo

Egyptian Soldiers 311. (photo credit:Associated Press)

Countries adhere to the onerous obligations that are set forth under international treaties for two self-serving reasons: Either they believe that compliance will ultimately benefit them, or they are apprehensive that violating a treaty will bring about negative consequences. Often, it is a combination of both factors.

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