MONDAY, January 24:
Armenia/Azerbaijan: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hosts a meeting between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in Moscow.
Belarus: Situation in Belarus to be discussed during winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.
Iraq: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visits Baghdad.
PACE: Progress reports on Azerbaijan and Moldova are on the agenda of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) session in Strasbourg.
Pakistan/Russia: Security talks between Pakistan and Russia start in Islamabad (to January 25).
Russia/Tatarstan: The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion titled: "Kazan's New Spirit: Lasting Social Effects Of Tatarstan's Sovereignty Movement."
Ukraine: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes an official visit to Kyiv (to January 25).
Uzbekistan/EU: Uzbek President Islam Karimov visits Brussels.
Background: "Uzbek President Visits Brussels Amid Protests By Rights Groups" (RFE/RL)
World: Human Rights Watch releases its annual review of human rights situations around the world.
TUESDAY, January 25:
Iraq: Thousands of pilgrims descend on Karbala for annual religious rituals that mark the seventh-century death of one of Shi'ite Muslims' most revered figures.
Kosovo: Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) holds a session on the inhuman treatment of people and illicit trafficking in human organs in Kosovo.
Russia: Russia's State Duma expected to hold its third and final vote on ratification of new START treaty.
WEDNESDAY, January 26:
Azerbaijan: Atlantic Council holds discussion on realizing gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz project.
EU: The role of Russian gas in Europe's energy future is on the agenda of the European Gas Conference in Vienna.
Russia/NATO: NATO-Russia Council meeting at ambassador level begins in Brussels.
Serbia: Serbian President Boris Tadic delivers a speech at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) winter session in Strasbourg.
World: The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum opens in Davos (to January 30).
THURSDAY, January 27:
World: International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
FRIDAY, January 28:
Germany/Afghanistan: German parliament votes on one-year extension of Germany's deployment of troops in Afghanistan.
SUNDAY, January 30:
Kazakhstan: Seventh Winter Asian Games opens in Kazakhstan (to February 6).