The 20th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) started working in Russia on June 16. Putin is not going to make any concessions to the West to give another go to the stalled peace process in Ukraine. Russia did not intend to raise the issue of sanctions during the SPIEF, because it was not Russia that introduced them first
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