Geopolitical Forecast for September 12th-18th


Monday, September 12th


UKRAINE - September 12th-24th - The second stage of the trainings of reservists of the country’s armed forces


ZHANGJIANG, CHINA - September 12th-19th - Russian-Chinese naval exercises "Sea cooperation - 2016"

CHINA - September 12th-16th - Visit of the President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

BEIJING, CHINA - September 12th-14th - The visit of Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, who will take part in Russian-Chinese consultations on strategic security and in bilateral meetings on law enforcement and security.


WARSAW, POLAND - District City Court will consider the case of a Polish lawyer accused of espionage for Russia.

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - September 12th-15th - Plenary session of the European Parliament.

Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Planned vote on depriving the former speaker of the parliament’s lower house, Eduardo Cunha, of his parliamentary mandate 

United Nations Day for North-South Cooperation

Eid al-Adha - the Muslim holiday.

Tuesday, September 13th


MOSCOW - Meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Foreign Minister of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn.

North America

NEW YORK, USA - 15.00 - Opening of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and session chairman Peter Thomson are expected to deliver speeches. 

NEW YORK, USA - The UN Security Council will hold a closed meeting on the situation surrounding use of toxic substances in the Syrian conflict.

NEW YORK, USA - The meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Southern Sudan.


NEW DELHI,  INDIA - 22nd meeting of the intergovernmental Russian-Indian commission for trade,economic, scientific-technological, and cultural cooperation.


RIGA, LATVIA - The meeting between the foreign ministers of the Baltic States and Germany.

WARSAW, POLAND - Visit of the Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk. Meeting with Prime Minister Beata Szydlow.

PARIS, FRANCE - The visit of US Assistant Secretary Frank Rose. Meetings will be held with representatives of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - September 13th-30th - The 33rd session of the UN Council on Human Rights.


Lusaka, ZAMBIA - The inauguration of re-elected president of the republic, Edgar Lungu.

Wednesday, September 14th


ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN - Meeting of the military court on the case of the director of LLP “Shymkentpivo", Tokhtar Tuleshova, accused of attempting to seize power.

ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN - Meeting of the Council of Elders of the republic planned to approve new edition of the constitution.

KIEV, UKRAINE - Scheduled visit of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Eyraud. 

KIEV, UKRAINE - September 14th-16th - The planned visit by the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn and negotiations on expanding cooperation. 

North America

WASHINGTON, USA - September 14th-15th - Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi. She is scheduled to meet with US President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

WASHINGTON, USA - Meeting of the Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund, which will discuss allocating a loan to Ukraine in the framework of financial assistance.

NEW YORK, USA - Meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Libya. Participants include Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, Martin Kobler.

NEW YORK, USA - Upcoming UN Security Council debate on the situation in Afghanistan.

NEW YORK, USA - The UN Security Council will consider extending the mission in Liberia launched in the country after the civil war ended in 2003.


SOFIA, BULGARIA - September 14th-15th - Informal meeting between the presidents of the “Arraiolos group” (Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary and Finland).

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - September 14th-16th - Annual Symposium of the World Nuclear Association.

Latin America

VENEZUELA - Scheduled rally in support of a referendum on the early termination of President Nicolas Maduro’s authority.

Thursday, September 15th


KYRGYZSTAN - September 15th-21st - Anti-terrorist command and staff exercises of member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization codenamed "Peace Mission-2016" with the participation of delegations of the armed forces of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia and Tajikistan.


LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG - 15.00 - Court of the European Union will announce a decision on the case of the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, his son Alexander, and the former head of the Presidential Administration, Andriy Klyuyev, questioning the EU sanctions imposed on them in 2014.

WARSAW, POLAND - Press conference of the government commission on investigating disasters which will present the first results of work on clarifying the circumstances of the crash of the Tu-154 near Smolensk on April 10th, 2010 that killed President Lech Kaczynski.

STRASBOURG, FRANCE - September 15th-16th - Conference of speakers of European parliaments.

North America

NEW YORK, USA - The UN Security Council will hold its monthly meeting on the situation in the Middle East. The agenda includes the Palestinian-Israeli settlement issue.


NEW DELHI, INDIA - September 15th-18th - Visit by Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal. He is scheduled to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

International Day of Democracy. 

 Friday, September 16th


BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN - The meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of States and signing of a joint statement on the occasion of the organization’s 25th anniversary.

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN - Meeting of the Council of CIS Foreign Ministers.


BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - Informal EU summit on the situation following the referendum in the UK to withdraw from the union. The meeting will be held without the British Prime Minister.


Saturday, September 17th

BRIGHTON, UNITED KINGDOM - September 17th-20th - annual congress of the Liberal Democrats party. 

Sunday, September 18th


RUSSIA - Single day of voting, elections of deputies to the State Duma.