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MONDAY, December 16:
Azerbaijan/Goorgia: Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili visits Baku (to December 17).
EU: Foreign Affairs Council opens in Brussels to discuss Iran, Eastern Partnership, Russia, Western Balkans, and other issues.
EU/Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visits Brussels to meet with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.
Kazakhstan: Independence Day.
UK/Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Russia's Strategic Overhaul."
U.S.: Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies hosts release of EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014.
TUESDAY, December 17:
Czech Republic: Vaclav Havel Day.
Russia: The State Duma intends to announce an amnesty to mark the 20th anniversary of the constitution.
THURSDAY, December 19:
Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin holds annual press conference in Moscow.
UN: International Human Solidarity Day.
FRIDAY, December 20:
Syria: UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi meets in Geneva with Russian and American officials to prepare for the Geneva II international conference on Syria, which is scheduled for January 22, 2014.
SATURDAY, December 21: