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The Week Ahead: April 21-27


Uganda - Malaria by William Daniels/Panos Picture

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The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

Now on Twitter! Daily updates at @The_Week_Ahead.

MONDAY, April 21:

Armenia/Russia: Armenian National Security Council Secretary Arthur Baghdasaryan visits Moscow (to April 23).

Iran/Russia: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visits Moscow (to April 22).

Kazakhstan/Azerbaijan: Kazakh Defense Minister Serik Akhmetov visits Baku (to April 22).

Russia: The fourth International Safer Internet Forum opens in Moscow.

Ukraine/U.S.: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Kyiv (to April 22).

U.S./Kazakhstan: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Youth in Kazakhstan: Societal Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities."


TUESDAY, April 22:

Belarus: Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka delivers the annual state-of-the-nation address before parliament.

France/CIS: Paris hosts the 14th annual Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Oil and Gas Summit.

Russia: Moscow hosts a Caspian littoral states (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan) foreign ministers meeting.

Russia: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reports on the government performance to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow.

U.S./Belarus: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Belarus After Ukraine."

U.S./Bosnia-Herzegovina: Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Change in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Mission Impossible 5?"

U.S./Russia: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion titled "Russia and the West in Crisis: Conflict and Competition in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus."

World: Earth Day.


WEDNESDAY, April 23:

Azerbaijan/CoE: Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjorn Jagland visits Baku (to April 24).

Azerbaijan/Spain: Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo visits Baku (to April 24).

UN: World Book and Copyright Day.

U.S./Russia: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Putin's Foreign Policy & Russia's Long-Term Interests."

U.S./Russia: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion titled "The Chechnya Counterinsurgency and Beyond."

U.S./Turkmenistan: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Turkmenistan: Evolutions and Permanence."


THURSDAY, April 24:

Czech Republic: Prague hosts a conference titled "Eastern Partnership Five Years On: Time for a New Strategy?"

Serbia: Aleksandar Vucic takes over as prime minister.

U.S./India/Pakistan: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "India-Pakistan: The Opportunity Cost of Conflict."

U.S./Russia: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Soviet and Russian Environmental Practices."


FRIDAY, April 25:

U.S.: Atlantic Council in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Benghazi, Ukraine, and Beyond: Applying American Power in the 21st Century."

U.S./Afghanistan: The Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Post-2014 Afghanistan: The US Military Exit and Political Stability."

WHO: World Malaria Day.


SATURDAY, April 26:

Iran: Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz visits Tehran (to April 29).

Ukraine: Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is expected to meet with Pope Francis in Vatican.

World: Intellectual Property Day.


SUNDAY, April 27:

Macedonia
: Parliamentary elections and the second round of presidential election.

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