Telenor's own private diplomats
Norwegian telecoms group Telenor brought in former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering to settle a dispute with Russian partner Altimo. [...]
The US aeronautical company, which moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001, is in both the civil and military sectors, like its European rival Airbus. At the heart of the US defence industry, Boeing has powerful contacts in Capitol Hill and at the White House.
The aviation industry is in the process of becoming a global battlefield between Iran and the United States. After trying to isolate Iranian banks from world capital markets, Washington is now working to prevent Iran from operating American-made passenger aircraft. [...]