Geopolitical Forecast for August 22nd-28th


Monday, August 22nd


TAIWAN, CHINA - August 22nd-26th - Annual "Han Kuang” national military maneuvers.


Ventotene, ITALY - Meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on preparations for the EU summit in Prague on September 16th.


Latvia, Turkey, Sweden - August 22nd-25th - Visits by US Vice President Joe Biden.

WARSAW, POLAND - August 22nd-23rd - Visit of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. A meeting with Head of State Andrzej Duda is scheduled along with participation in the Kazakh-Polish business forum. 

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - August 22nd-26th - The second conference of participant countries of the International Arms Trade Treaty.


Udaipur, INDIA - August 22nd-23rd - Ministerial Meeting on the Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the BRICS countries.


Siem Reap, CAMBODIA - August 22nd-24th - IV Youth ASEAN summit.

Tuesday, August 23rd 


BELARUS - August 23rd-27th - "Unbreakable Brotherhood-2016” international peacekeeping exercises of Collective Security Treaty Organization.


DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY - Festive events dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Germany’s appearance on the map as the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The ceremony will be participated in by a British prince, the Duke of Cambridge, William, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

RIGA, LATVIA - Meeting between US Vice President Joseph Biden and President Raimonds Vējonis and Prime Minister Maris Kuchinskis. Biden will also take part in the summit of the leaders of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - August 23rd-24th - Visit by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, scheduled to meet with the President Tomislav Nikolic.


TOKYO, JAPAN - August 23rd-24th - Meeting between the Foreign Ministers of China, Japan and South Korea.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 

Wednesday, August 24th 

The Islamic world

The US Vice-President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey

North America

NEW YORK, USA - Meeting the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen.


KIEV, UKRAINE - Visit by President of Poland Andrzej Duda. He will participate in celebrations dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

TALLINN, ESTONIA - August 24th-25th - Visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and meetings with Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

Ukraine's Independence Day

Thursday, August 25th 


KISHINEV, Moldova - August 25th-26th  -Visit of the Prime Minister of Romania Dacian Ciolos.

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - Visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and meetings with the Prime Minister of the Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, and President Milos Zeman.

Latin America

BRAZIL - Planned special session of the upper chamber of Parliament, which should make the final decision on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

Friday, August 26th 


MOSCOW - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Igor Morgulov, and representative of the Government of Japan on relations with Russia, Tikahito Harada, will hold the next round of peace treaty negotiations.

MINSK, BELARUS - Meeting of the Contact Group to resolve the situation in Ukraine.

WARSAW, POLAND - Visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will meet with Prime Minister Beata Szydlo as well as have a working lunch with the heads of government of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia).

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. They will discuss issues of the ceasefire in Syria.

Saturday, August 27th 


BERLIN, GERMANY - August 27th-28th - Government Open Days. Ministries and departments will be open to public visit. 

KISHINEV, MOLDOVA- Military parade dedicated to the 25th anniversary of independence of the republic.


NAIROBI, KENYA - August 27th-28th - Tokyo International Conference on African Development


INDIA - August 27th-28th - Planned use of the “Kudankulam” NPP built with the held of the Russian Federation. 

Sunday, August 28th 


BERLIN, GERMANY - 22:45 - Interview with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the German broadcast channel ARD.

RIGA, LATVIA - August 28th-30th - 25th Parliamentary Conference of the Council of Baltic Sea States