MONDAY, January 17:
Armenia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Cyprus and Greece (to January 18).
Azerbaijan/Latvia: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Riga (to January 18).
World: World Future Energy Summit opens in Abu Dhabi (to January 20).
TUESDAY, January 18:
Armenia: Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg visits Armenia (to January 21).
Georgia/Azerbaijan: Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze pays official visit to Baku.
Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes working visits to Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (to January 19).
Russia/Chile: Russia and Chile introduce visa-free travel regime.
Ukraine/Japan: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych pays an official working visit to Japan (to January 20).
WEDNESDAY, January 19:
Russia: Anti-fascist demonstration to be held in Moscow to mark the second anniversary of the murders of lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova.
THURSDAY, January 20:
Azerbaijan: Anniversary of Black January events of 1990, in which Soviet troops opened fire on demonstrators in Baku.
Iran/Russia: Iran’s permanent envoy to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh is scheduled to travel to Moscow (to January 21).
FRIDAY, January 21:
Afghanistan/Russia: Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits Moscow at the invitation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Iran: Nuclear talks between the Iranian government and world powers (Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany) to resume in Istanbul (to January 22).
Iraq/U.K.: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to appear before Iraq war inquiry in London.
Russia/U.S.: Pretrial hearings in the Viktor Bout case to be held in New York.
SATURDAY, January 22:
Georgia/Armenia: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze visit Yerevan (to January 23).
Ukraine: Ukrainian Unity Day.
World: The fifth annual Global Competitiveness Forum, a meeting of business leaders, politicians, and intellectuals, opens in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (to January 25).
SUNDAY, January 23:
Afghanistan: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is expected to inaugurate the new Afghan Parliament. (NOTE: The inauguration has reportedly been postponed).