If "music has charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak," as poet William Congreve observed over 400 years ago, no wonder one human voice joining others has had the power not only to overcome horrific adversity, but also to comfort and uplift souls, hearts- and perhaps even minds
Russia and Iran play in tandem to raise oil prices, while the tandem of the United States and Saudi Arabia has a goal to cause oil prices to collapse
When General Wesley Clark spoke about the famous list of seven Middle Eastern countries to be demolished in five consecutive years, he has done nothing but remark, for the last time, if there was any need, Washington's willingness to redesign the Middle East within a more general framework of global domination.
In the region and in the worldб America and China seem to have become the major rivals. The Asia-Pacific region seems to have become the main area of this rivalry