The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, March 8:
Afghanistan: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Kabul (NOTE: This visit was reported postponed).
Iran: Tehran hosts the 17th International Conference on Central Asia & Caucasus (Trend).
World: International Women's Day.
TUESDAY, March 9:
Armenia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Paris (to March 11).
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Former Bosnian Vice President Ejup Ganic expected to appear in court in London.
Background: "Karadzic Trial, Ganic Extradition Request Awaken Ghosts Of Bosnian War" (RFE/RL)
Russia: Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visit Moscow.
Russia/U.S.: Russian and U.S. negotiators resume talks on an arms control treaty (START) in Geneva.
Georgia: A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Tbilisi (to March 10).
WEDNESDAY, March 10:
Afghanistan/Pakistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins a two-day visit to Islamabad.
Armenia: A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Yerevan (to March 13).
Azerbaijan: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visits Baku.
Kyrgyzstan: U.S. Central Command chief David Petraeus visits Bishkek (Reuters).
OSCE: Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE's Representative on Freedom of the Media, finishes his second three-year term at the office.
Background: "Fighting For Freedom Of Expression: Interview With Miklos Haraszti" (OSCE)
Russia: King Abdullah of Jordan makes a working visit to Moscow (to March 11).
THURSDAY, March 11:
Belarus: A Belarusian delegation led by First Deputy Prime Minister Uladzimir Semashko travels to Venezuela.
Georgia: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visits Tbilisi.
Russia: Moscow hosts the 2nd Russia and CIS summit on combatting corruption.
Russia: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits India (to March 12).
FRIDAY, March 12:
Armenia: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visits Yerevan.
SATURDAY, March 13:
Azerbaijan: A high-level delegation from the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly visits Baku (to March 16).
SUNDAY, March 14:
Russia: Local and regional elections held in 75 subjects of the Russian Federation, including elections for eight regional legislatures.
Official Site: Russian Central Election Commission
Background: "Opposition Sidelined Ahead of Test of Medvedev's Election Pledges" ("The Moscow Times")