The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.
MONDAY, August 2:
Iran: The second meeting of Iranian expatriates starts in Tehran (to August 3).
Iran/Pakistan: 18th meeting of Iran-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission opens in Islamabad (to August 3).
Pakistan: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits France.
UN: United Nations climate change conference begins in Bonn, Germany.
UN: 77th session of UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination opens in Geneva, Switzerland (to August 27).
TUESDAY, August 3:
Moldova: Moldovan Constitutional Court decides whether former Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin can run for president again.
Pakistan: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari visits U.K. (to August 8).
Background: "Zardari to visit UK as anger at Cameron boils over in Pakistan" ("The Guardian")
Russia: Soviet-era dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died two years ago today.
Background: Solzhenitsyn's 1970 Nobel Prize lecture
WEDNESDAY, August 4:
Iran: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reports on Iran (to August 5).
World: Locarno film festival opens in Switzerland (to August 14).
THURSDAY, August 5:
Croatia: Croatia marks Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day.
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev holds negotiations with President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.
Uzbekistan: UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination reports on Uzbekistan (to August 6).
FRIDAY, August 6:
Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov visits Turkey for talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
Moldova/Georgia: Acting Moldovan President Mikhai Ghimpu visits Georgia.
Russia: U.S. and Russia hold Vigilant Eagle 2010 joint counterterrorism exercises (to August 14).
SATURDAY, August 7:
Georgia: The second anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war.
SUNDAY, August 8:
Azerbaijan: Dutch Justice Minister Hirsch Ballin visits Baku for talks with senior Azerbaijani officials.
Iran/Iraq: Tehran conference to review business opportunities and investment prospects in Iran and Iraq.