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The Week Ahead: December 1-7

December 5-6: French President Francois Hollande makes an official visit to Kazakhstan.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

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MONDAY, December 1:
Afghanistan/NATO: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah visit Brussels, meet with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
Georgia: The 15th Tbilisi International Movie Festival begins (to December 7).
Turkey/Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Ankara, meets with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

U.S./Iran: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Iran Nuclear Extension: Key to Deal or an Empty Room?"
U.S./Russia: Brookings Institution in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Putin and Russian Power in the World: The Stalin Legacy."
U.S./Ukraine: Heritage Foundation in Washington hosts a discussion titled "The Battle for Eastern Ukraine."
Uzbekistan/U.S.: Tashkent hosts U.S.-Uzbekistan annual bilateral consultations (to December 2).
TUESDAY, December 2:
EU: Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky joins the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee for a debate on the human rights situation in Russia.
Kazakhstan/Turkmenistan: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev visits Ashgabat.
Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev visits Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar (to December 8).
NATO: Brussels hosts a NATO foreign ministers meeting.
WEDNESDAY, December 3:
THURSDAY, December 4:
Global: Freedom House publishes its Freedom on the Net 2014 report.
OSCE: Basel hosts an OSCE Ministerial Council meeting (to December 5).

U.S./Kazakhstan: Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Kazakh security policy and its position as a vanguard for East-West cooperation."

FRIDAY, December 5:
Kazakhstan/France: French President Francois Hollande makes an official visit to Astana (to December 6).

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