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, March 9:
Belarus/EU: Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Alena Kupchyna visits Brussels.
EU: European Parliament plenary session opens in Strasbourg (to March 12).
UN: United Nations headquarters in New York hosts the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
TUESDAY, March 10:
EU: The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin), composed of the economics and finance ministers of the member states, meets in Brussels.
Georgia: Deputy foreign ministers of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine meet in Tbilisi to elaborate “joint position” in the process of their European integration.
Iran/Turkmenistan: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani makes an official visit to Ashgabat.
Russia: The 30th anniversary of the death of Soviet leader Konstantin Chernenko, who was succeeded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
U.K.: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled Islam, Women, And Politics.
U.K./Pakistan: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled Pakistan After The Peshawar Attack.
U.S./Russia: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations holds a hearing titled U.S. Policy In Ukraine: Countering Russia And Driving Reform.
U.S./Ukraine: The Heritage Foundation in Washington hosts a discussion titled Conflict In Ukraine: The Unwinding Of The Post-Cold War Order.
WEDNESDAY, March 11:
Azerbaijan/Pakistan: Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain visits Baku (to March 13).
U.K./Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled The Political Landscape In Russia One Year After Crimea.
U.S.: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations holds a hearing titled The President's Request For Authorization To Use Force Against ISIS: Military And Diplomatic Efforts.
U.S./Kosovo: Wilson Center in Washington hosts a discussion titled Creating Kosovo: International Oversight And The Making Of Ethical Institutions.
THURSDAY, March 12:
Global: World Day Against Cyber-Censorship.
Kazakhstan: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev meet in Astana (to March 13).
U.S./Egypt: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh.
FRIDAY, March 13:
Austria: Vienna hosts EUFORES, the 15th interparliamentary meeting on renewable energy and energy efficiency (to March 14).
SATURDAY, March 14:
SUNDAY, March 15:
U.S./Iran: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Lausanne to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of the ongoing EU-coordinated P5+1 nuclear negotiations.