The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, June 7:
Afghanistan: Germany hosts an international security conference on Afghanistan.
Background: "Russia Sends Drugs Chief To German Conference On Afghanistan" (RIA Novosti)
Azerbaijan/Turkey: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Turkey to sign Turkish-Azeri gas deal.
World: Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit starts in Istanbul (to June 9).
TUESDAY, June 8:
Georgia/Russia: 11th round of talks between Russia and Georgia begins in Geneva.
Russia/Turkey: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during his visit to Turkey meets Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Background: "Russia: Talking Amongst Friends About Georgia" ("Today's Zaman")
World: 2010 Global Peace Index to be published by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
WEDNESDAY, June 9:
Afghanistan: International forum on combating Afghan drug trafficking opens in Moscow (to June 10).
Uzbekistan: Chinese President Hu Jintao pays an official visit to Tashkent (to June 11).
THURSDAY, June 10:
Central Asia: Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit opens in Tashkent (to June 11).
FRIDAY, June 11:
Kazakhstan: Chinese President Hu Jintao pays an official visit to Astana (to June 12).
SATURDAY, June 12:
Iran: First anniversary of Iran's disputed presidential election.
Background: "Iran's Postelection Crisis" (RFE/RL)