Role of Sultan Qaboos in Ending the Iran Crisis Chapter 1: Introduction Foreign relations is an important issue for any country especially since having amicable interactions with other members of the global community is vital for the economic and political survival of a country. For instance if a country has positive relations with another country then it is possible to establish bilateral trade relations or enter multilateral trade relations with other nations that have shared interests. In order to optimize their ability to survive in the highly competitive global environment countries need to maintain positive relationships with other countries or risk being branded pariah countries that other countries shun and impose sanctions (Niblock 2002). In case a country has unfavorable relations with a global leader like China United Kingdom or United States among others then it faces the risk of being an economic failure because other countries tend to align 107–122. Calabrese J. (2016). Revolutionary horizons: Regional foreign policy in post-Khomeini Iran. Springer. Ehteshami A. Quilliam N. & Bahgat G. (2017). Security and bilateral issues between Iran and its Arab neighbours. Springer. Flick U. (2014). An introduction to qualitative research. Sage. Habib F. (2017). The maritime neighbor: Pakistan’s relations with Oman. Policy Perspectives: The Journal of the Institute of Policy Studies 14(1) 105–119. Kleine-Ahlbrandt S. & Small A. (2008). China’s new dictatorship diplomacy: Is Beijing parting with Pariahs? Foreign Affairs 38–56. Niblock T. (2002). “ Pariah states” & sanctions in the Middle East: Iraq Libya Sudan. Lynne Rienner Publishers. Omid H. (2016). Islam and the post-revolutionary state in Iran. Springer. Saeed B. M. (2014). Oman Iranian rapprochement and a GCC Union. Aljazeera Center for Studies 6. Zahlan R. S. (2016). The making of the modern Gulf States: Kuwait Bahrain Qatar the United Arab Emirates and Oman (Vol. 10). Routledge. [...]
The role played by the Omani mediation in the success of the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States of America?