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:
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)