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MONDAY, January 13:
EU: The European Parliament's plenary session opens in Strasbourg (to January 16).
Turkmenistan: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal visits Ashgabat (to January 15).
U.S./Iran: The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) and the non-profit Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) host a briefing on Capitol Hill titled "A Report From Inside Iran With Robin Wright."
U.S./Russia: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in Paris to discuss the Iranian role in Syrian peace talks.
TUESDAY, January 14:
Hungary/Russia: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
Ukraine: 20th anniversary of the Trilateral Agreement between Ukraine, Russia, and the United States under which Ukraine agreed to transfer all former Soviet strategic nuclear warheads to Russia for dismantlement.
U.S./Iraq: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Governance and Stability in Iraq."
World: Heritage Foundation and "The Wall Street Journal" release their annual Index of Economic Freedom.
WEDNESDAY, January 15:
Kyrgyzstan: Mayoral elections in Kyrgyzstan's two biggest cities, Bishkek and Osh.
Middle East: Kuwait hosts the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria.
UK/Pakistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Pakistan: Implications of the Afghanistan Drawdown."
THURSDAY, January 16:
Iran: The 35th anniversary of the departure of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi from Iran.
U.S.: Sundance Film Festival opens in Park City, Utah (to January 26).
World: World Economic Forum releases its annual Global Risks Report.
Asia: India hosts the Senior Officials Meeting of the Heart of Asia/Istanbul Process.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Sarajevo.
Russia/U.S.: A delegation led by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, Konstantin Dolgov, is scheduled to visit the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.