Saturday, August 27, 2016


The Week Ahead: May 26 - June 1

Russia -- Police officer exchange cigarets for sweets on during World No Tobacco Day at Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow, 31May2012
Russia -- Police officer exchange cigarets for sweets on during World No Tobacco Day at Yaroslavsky railway station in Moscow, 31May2012
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, May 26:

: A ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) begins in Algeria (to May 29).

Azerbaijan: Foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Turkey meet in Baku to discuss bilateral and trilateral ties.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits Sarajevo (to May 27).

EU/Russia/Ukraine: Berlin hosts tripartite gas talks between the EU, Ukraine, and Russia.

​EU/IranEuropean Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif meet in Istanbul to discuss Teheran's nuclear program.

GeorgiaIndependence Day.

IndiaPakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai visit New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

Ukraine: The international observers monitoring May 25 Ukrainian presidential election present their preliminary post-election statement in Kyiv.

TUESDAY, May 27:

EU: Brussels hosts an informal dinner of EU heads of state or government.

Iran: UN special rapporteur on human rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed begins a fact-finding mission to Sweden, Austria, and Italy, which host significant Iranian diaspora populations (to June 6). 

U.S./Afghanistan: United States Institute of Peace in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Future of Afghan Policing: Security After NATO Withdrawal."

U.S./Russia: The Brookings Institution in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Russian Gas Matrix: How Markets Are Driving Change."


Armenia: Republic Day.

Azerbaijan: Republic Day.

U.S./Bosnia-Herzegovina: United States Institute of Peace in Washington hosts a discussion titled "From Dayton to Europe: A New Beginning for Post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina?"

World: Geneva hosts the annual International Labor Conference (to June 12).


Kazakhstan: The presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia plan to sign a treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) at a summit in Astana.

UK/Pakistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan: War and State-building in Comparative Perspective."

U.S./Asia: U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs hosts a hearing titled "Energy Needs in Asia: The U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Option."

FRIDAY, May 30:

Asia: The 13th IISS Asia Security Summit opens in Singapore (to June 1).

NATO: The situation in Ukraine is expected to be the main agenda item for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly spring session in Vilnius (to June 1).

U.S.: Carnegie Endowment in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Al-Qaeda Transformed: The Core, Its Affiliates, and Their Splinters."

U.S.: Heritage Foundation in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Russian Military Modernization and Military Operations in the Crimea, North Caucasus, and Georgia."


Global: World No Tobacco Day.

SUNDAY, June 1:

GlobalInternational Children's Day.

UN: Global Day of Parents.

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