Andrei Vdovin, the Russian Foreign Minister's Special Envoy, heads for the Middle East on Wednesday on the instructions of Igor Ivanov. Further efforts on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict settlement and the resumption of talks is the aim of the trip.
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