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The Week Ahead: February 1-7

The 46th Munich Security Conference opens on February 5.
The 46th Munich Security Conference opens on February 5.

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

MONDAY, February 1:

Russia/U.S.: The next round of Russian-U.S. talks on a new START treaty begins in Geneva (Itar-Tass).

Turkmenistan: Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov pays his first official visit to France (AFP).

Turkmenistan: 1st International Investment Forum of Turkmenistan takes place in Abu Dhabi (to February 2).

Background: "Turkmenistan To Spend Billions On Construction Before 20th Anniversary" (RFE/RL)

World: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) releases its "Report On Journalists And Media Staff Killed In 2009".

TUESDAY, February 2:

Kazakhstan: Foreign Policy Center holds "Kazakhstan At A Crossroads" seminar in London.

World: Global Zero World Summit discusses elimination of all nuclear weapons (to February 4).

WEDNESDAY, February 3:

Iran: Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki visits Turkey (Reuters).

World: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) launches its annual "The Military Balance 2010" report.

THURSDAY, February 4:

World: World Cancer Day.

FRIDAY, February 5:

World: The 46th Munich Security Conference opens (to February 7).

Background: "What Did Biden Really Say In Munich?" (RFE/RL)

SUNDAY, February 7:

Ukraine: Ukrainians vote in the second round of the presidential election.

Official site: Central Election Commission of Ukraine
Background: "Former Ukrainian President Says Political System Dysfunctional" (RFE/RL)
Background: "The Man Of The Moment In Ukraine" (RFE/RL)

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