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A head of state traveling by air is, essentially, a diplomatic mission and is therefore granted the same privileges and protections as would their diplomats and embassy. The plane itself falls under the "means of transport of the mission," protected as part of the diplomatic mission. The following comes from Article 22 of the Vienna Convention on ...


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Political compromise is an essential part of the Liberal worldview, since only in Liberalism do we find a broad enough variety of competing interests for compromise to be a practical necessity. Ancient systems of governance were based more on military power and tended towards pragmatism more than explicitly compromise: the government controlled what it could ...


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The Snowden case involved the aircraft of the Bolivian president. The Protasevich case involved a commercial airliner. There seems to be some ambiguity just how much ICAO rules apply to government aircraft. The Bolivian government was denied overflight by several countries and thus found no other option but to request landing permission when fuel ran low. ...


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Not a complete answer, but during the Chu-Han contention in ancient China (203 BC), the kings of Chu and Han agreed to a peace treaty that divided China between the two. The treaty is called the Treaty of the Hong Canal. The treaty necessarily involved compromise, since both sides would prefer to eliminate the other. The peace didn't last very long as Han ...


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NATO has an air defense system called Quick Reaction Alert (QRA). Lithuania is part of the Baltic Air Policing mission. The stated mission, as described by Wikipedia is: Within the Alliance, preserving airspace integrity is conducted as a collective task jointly and collectively using fighter aircraft for Air Policing. Air policing is a purely defensive ...


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