Geopolitical Forecast for August 15th-21st


Monday,  August 15th


Ekaterinburg, Russia -  The visit of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Tbilisi, Georgia - The Parliament of Georgia will discuss the country’s potential non-aligned status

Kazakhstan - August 15th-17th - US Deputy Secretary of State Sarah Sewell will visit Kazakhstan to discuss the development of civil society and the fight against extremism


Belgrade, Pristina, Serbia - August 15th-17th -  The visit of US Vice President Joseph Biden, who will meet with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, as well as the President and Prime Minister of the breakaway Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaçi and Isa Mustafa

Latin America

Lima, Peru - August 15th-28th - The third meeting of senior APEC officials.


The anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a ritual offering at the Yasukuni Shrine including money and a sprig from the sacred Shinto tree Sakaki.

Tuesday, August 16th 


Belgrade, Serbia - The visit of Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Leuven, who will meet with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

Warsaw, Poland - The head of the Weightlifting Federation of Poland, Szymon Koletski, will resign because of doping


China - The 13th meeting between high-ranking Chinese and ASEAN representatives on implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. Vice Foreign Minister of China Liu Zhenmin and others will participate. 

Wednesday, August 17th 

No important events scheduled 

Thursday, August 18th 


Brandenburg, Germany - Informal talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Donald Tusk.

Germany - In connection with recent terrorist attacks, the heads of the Interior Ministries of Germany’s federal states belonging to the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party will speak in favor of shortening regulations for deporting migrants, increasing the number of video cameras in police and public places, and banning the wearing of the burqa. All of these demands are contained in a draft statement set to be signed on August 18th by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière and German federal states’ interior ministers. 

Friday, August 19th 

No important events scheduled 

Saturday, August 20th 


Jaipur, India - August 20th-21st - BRICS Women's Parliamentary Forum.

Sunday, August 21st

Latin America

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 20:00 - Closing ceremony of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games.

Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia -  August 21st-27th - Visits by Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.