The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region
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MONDAY, January 13:
: The European Parliament's plenary session
opens in Strasbourg (to January 16).
: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal visits Ashgabat
(to January 15).
: The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and the non-profit Partnership for a Secure America (PSA)
host a briefing on Capitol Hill titled "A Report From Inside Iran With Robin Wright
: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
meet in Paris to discuss the Iranian role in Syrian peace talks.
TUESDAY, January 14:
Hungary/Russia: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin
: 20th anniversary of the Trilateral Agreement between Ukraine, Russia, and the United States
under which Ukraine agreed to transfer all former Soviet strategic nuclear warheads to Russia for dismantlement.
: The United States Institute of Peace
(USIP) in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Governance and Stability in Iraq
: Heritage Foundation and "The Wall Street Journal" release their annual Index of Economic Freedom
WEDNESDAY, January 15:
: Mayoral elections in Kyrgyzstan's two biggest cities
, Bishkek and Osh.
: Kuwait hosts the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria
: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan: Implications of the Afghanistan Drawdown
THURSDAY, January 16:
: The 35th anniversary of the departure of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi
: Sundance Film Festival
opens in Park City, Utah (to January 26).
: World Economic Forum
releases its annual Global Risks Report
FRIDAY, January 17:
: India hosts the Senior Officials Meeting of the Heart of Asia/Istanbul Process
: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Sarajevo
A delegation led by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, is scheduled to visit the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba