Geopolitical Forecast for November 28th - December 4th


Monday, November 28


Moscow. Russia. 28-30 November. International Forum "Primakov readings” held under the auspices of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Policy makers are expected to attend as well as diplomats, scientists and experts on international relations and the world economy from over 20 countries.

Azerbaijan. 28-29 November. Visit of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, who will hold talks with President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Artur Rasizade.


China. 28-29 November. Visit by the newly elected General Secretary of the UN, António Guterres.


Budapest. Hungary. 28-30 November. Budapest Water Summit International Forum 2016 dedicated to the management of water resources. The summit is organized by the government of the country and the World Water Council.

Brussels. Belgium. 28-30 November. The visit of Prime Minister of Moldova, Pavel Filip, who is planned to participate in the meeting of the EU-Moldova Association of Moldova and meet with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, and others.

Brussels. Belgium. Meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs.

Brussels. Belgium. 28-29 November. EU Competitiveness Council.

Hague. Netherlands. 28 November - 2 December. 21st session of the conference of member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Szczecin. Poland. Meeting between Polish President Andrzej Duda and German President Joachim Gauck at the headquarters of the NATO Multinational Corps "Northeast".

Reykjavik. Iceland. 28-29 November. The meeting of the Presidium of the Nordic Council.

Geneva. Switzerland. 28 November - 2 December. The annual session of the board of trustees of the Voluntary Trust Fund of the United Nations on contemporary forms of slavery.

North America

Washington. USA. Meeting between defense secretary Ashton Carter and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drianom. In particular, they are planned to consider the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Tuesday, November 29


Minsk. Belarus. Scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of the Normandy Quartet (Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany) dedicated to the settlement of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.


Japan. 29 November - 6 December. Sino-Russian Youth Forum.


Paris. France. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will publish statistics on the situation in the economies of the "Big Twenty" (G20).

Vilnius. Lithuania. Plenary session of parliament. The agenda includes amendments to the law on intelligence activities.

Belgrade. Serbia. Meetings of the Bureau and Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

North America

New York. USA. Closed meeting of the UN Security Council on the issue of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The meeting plans to discuss measures to be taken in response to the report of the joint United Nations mechanism and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons,for whom the responsibility for the use of toxic substances rests on government forces and militants from the Islamic State terrorist group.

New York. USA. Planned publication of the UN mission report on Libya.

New York. USA. Consultations in the UN Security Council on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan.


International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Wednesday, November 30


Moscow. Russia. Meeting of the CIS Council of Defense Ministers planned to consider the improvement of the joint system of aerospace defenses. They are also planned to summarize the work of the board in 2016 and the outcome of international military exercises.


China. Visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations of Hungary, Peter Siyyarto. He is scheduled to participate in annual consultations between the foreign ministers of the two countries as well as in the first working group meeting of the parties of the "New Silk Road” project aimed at crating infrastructure and the establishment of relationships between the countries of Eurasia.


Poland. The visit of the Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, who is scheduled to meet with the head of the country's government, Beata Szydlow.

Belgrade. Serbia. November 30 - December 1. 48th plenary meeting of the General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly on Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

Vienna. Austria. The 171st meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is expected to consider the introduction of a range of production for the member countries of the organization.

North America

New York. USA. The continuation of the session of the UN Commission on the Limits of the Arctic Shelf, which is expected to consider the Russian proposal on the extension of its continental.

New York. USA. Closed meeting of the UN Security Council which will discuss the implementation of sanctions against North Korea, as well as the possibility of tightening them in response to the country’s conducting of nuclear and missile tests.

New York. USA. Planned publication of the report of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa.


Somalia. Outlined presidential elections.

Thursday, December 1


Moscow. Russia. Speech by Russian President Vladimir Putin to be delivered to the Federal Assembly.


Alanya. Turkey. Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the 5th meeting of the Russian-Turkish joint strategic planning group operating under the leadership of the presidents of Russia and Turkey, the High Level Cooperation Council.

Bangkok. Thailand. Scheduled ceremony of the ascent to the throne of 64-year-old Crown Prince Vachiralongkorna - the only son of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died on October 13 at the age of 88.


Chairmanship of the "Big Twenty" (G20) on the year goes to Germany.

Athens. Greece. Planned country Conference of Russian Compatriots.

Italy. 1-2 December. Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and negotiations with the Foreign Minister of Italy, Paolo Gentiloni and representatives of the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher. On the second day of the visit, Sergey Lavrov will speak at the International Conference "Mediterranean: Roman dialogue."

Rome. Italy. 1-2 December. International Symposium of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) dedicated to the development of sustainable food systems that provide healthy nutrition.

Vilnius. Lithuania. Plenary session of parliament. On the agenda is the situation in the European Union in 2016 and the European Commission's working plan for 2017.

Strasbourg. France. 1-2 December. Meeting of the Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.

North America

New York. USA. Chairmanship of the UN Security Council for the month goes to Spain.

South America

Venezuela. Planned introduction of restrictions on the issuing of cash in national currency, the Bolivar, which concerns both public and private banks. It is assumed that from that date, both individuals and legal entities will be able to withdraw from their accounts no more than 10 thousand Bolivars (about $5) per day in cash.

Canada, Mexico. The intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel enters into force. Mexican citizens will be able to enter, exit, transit and stay in Canada without a visa for up to 90 days.


Gambia. Presidential elections.

Friday, December 2


Lithuania. Conclusion of NATO’s International Iron Sword tactical exercises.

Poland. 2-3 December. Visit of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

Saturday, December 3


Moscow. Russia. Meeting between the foreign ministers of Russia and Japan, Sergey Lavrov, and Fumio Kishida. The meeting will be held in preparation for the visit of the Russian president to Japan, scheduled for December 15-16.

Sunday, December 4


A referendum in Italy on amending the Constitution.


Referendum in Kyrgyzstan on amending the Constitution.