Geopolitical Forecast for August 29th - September 4th


Monday, August 29th


ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN - International Conference "Building a world without nuclear weapons” timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, MPs, and representatives of international organizations will participate.

North America

NEW YORK, USA - The third preliminary vote in the UN Security Council in the election procedure for the Secretary General of the organization. 10 candidates are running for the post.

NEW YORK, USA - The UN Security Council to hold its monthly meeting on the situation in the Middle East. The report is by representatives of the secretariat of the organization.

USA - August 29th - September 1st - Visit by Minister of Defense of India Manohar Parrikara, who is expected to sign an agreement on cooperation in the field of logistics (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) which will enable India and the US to use each others’ military bases to refuel and service machinery.

Latin America

BRAZIL - 9:00 - Temporary removal from office of President Dilma Rousseff, who will speak at the Federal Senate (upper house of parliament) with a half-hour speech under the impeachment process and answer questions from lawmakers.


BERLIN, GERMANY - Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

PARIS, FRANCE - August 29th - September 2nd - “Ambassadors’ Week”  the annual meeting of the heads of French diplomatic missions.

TALLINN, ESTONIA - 13:00 - An extraordinary meeting of the Riigikogu (the unicameral parliament) convened to elect the country's president. Candidates must win the support of at least two thirds of deputies to be approved for the post.


NEW DELHI, INDIA - August 29th-31st - The visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Together with US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, he will participate in the 2nd meeting of the US-Indian strategic and commercial dialogue.

The Islamic world

BANGLADESH - The visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry.

EGYPT - The arrival of the Russian delegation to inspect security measures in Cairo airports - Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada.

International Day against Nuclear Tests

Tuesday, August 30th


CZECH REPUBLIC - August 30th - September 20th - NATO military exercises “Ample Strike.” The goal is to work out cooperation with the ground forces of the Air Force. About 20 states’ soldiers will participate.

North America

NEW YORK, USA - The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on extending the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, established after the Israeli invasion in March 1978.

NEW YORK, USA - Briefing and consultations in the UN Security Council devoted to the situation in Guinea-Bissau.

NEW YORK, USA - The UN Security Council will, in a closed meeting, consider the situation surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. It is expected that the report will be discussed by the joint mechanism of inquiry established by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.


CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - Opening of the 45th session of the parliament formed after the elections on July 2nd.

Latin America

BRAZIL - August 30th-31st - Final debate and final vote in the Federal Senate (upper house of parliament) on the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff.


CHINA - August 30th -  September 6th - Visit by Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Wednesday, August 31st


Vaziani Base, GEORGIA - August 31st - September 13th - Military exercise "Agile Spirit" with the participation of troops from NATO and countries participating in the program "Partnership for Peace” - Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia, Romania, the USA, Turkey, and Ukraine.

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN - Celebrations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of independence. The program includes a military parade, theatrical show, equestrian sports, a gala concert, and fireworks.

MOLDAVIA - Start campaign for presidential elections scheduled for October 30th.


MADRID, SPAIN - Voting in the Congress of Deputies (lower house of parliament) to approve the candidacy of the People's Party leader, Marino Raho, for the post of prime minister. If the politician will not be able to tally 176 votes, then a second round will be held on September 2nd.

North America

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

Latin America

SANTA CLARA, CUBA - First restoration of regular direct flights to the US since discontinued in 1961. The first flight will be carried out on an Airbus A320 of American Airlines JetBlue from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.).

Pacific and South-East Asia

JAPAN - August 31st - September 3rd - Second visit by Deputy Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, the Minister of Defense, the second Crown Prince Salman bin Mohammed Al Saud.

Naypyidaw, MYANMAR - August 31st - September 4th - Panglongskaya Peace Conference XXI Century - a meeting to resolve the prolonged civil conflict in the country with the participation of all parties. Expected speech by UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon.


HANGZHOU, CHINA - August 31st - September 1st - Meeting between senior officials of ministries of finance and central banks of the "Big Twenty" (G20).

Thursday, September 1st


MOSCOW - Speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to teachers and students of the Moscow State University of International Relations.

KIEV, UKRAINE - Meeting of the Sviatoshynsky district court on the case of five former members of Special Forces "Berkut" accused of involvement in the shooting of activists on the so-called Euromaidan in February 2014.


BERLIN, GERMANY - Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with the heads of German diplomatic missions abroad.

POTSDAM, GERMANY - Informal meeting between the foreign ministers of members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The meeting is themed: "Together meeting common challenges.”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - British Airways national air carrier resumes flights to Iran since interrupted in 2012. Flights from Heathrow will be operated six times a week.

PARIS. FRANCE. September 1-2. The Conference of the International Monetary Fund on the global labor market.

North America

ALEXANDRIA, USA - District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will pass a verdict non the hacker from Romania, Marcel Lazar Lehel, known under the pseudonym "Guchchifer". He pleaded guilty to repeated hacking of the personal e-mail address of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

NEW YORK, USA - Chairmanship of the UN Security Council for the month moves on to New Zealand.


INDIA - September 1st-3rd - The visit of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The program includes a meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, and representatives of business circles.


CHINA - September 1st-5th - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's visit to participate in the "Big Twenty" (G20) summit. The program includes a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - September 1st-2nd - "Big Twenty" (G20) summit.

SHENZHEN, CHINA - Opening of the Russian-Chinese university organized by Moscow Lomonosov State University University, Beijing Polytechnic Institute, and the People's Government of Shenzhen.

The Islamic world

ANKARA, TURKEY - 17:00 - Meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chairman of the European Parliament Martin Schulz.

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - September 1st-2nd - Scheduled 6th round of annual bilateral consultations with Pakistan at the level of deputy foreign ministers.

Pacific and South-East Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - The resumption of negotiations between Thailand and separatist groups operating in the Muslim South of the country mediated by the government of Malaysia.

Friday, September 2nd


VLADIVOSTOK - September 2nd-3rd - 2nd East Economic Forum. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend along with the President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.


BERLIN, GERMANY - Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss preparations for the informal summit of Heads of State and Government of the EU in Bratislava.

Cernobbio, ITALY - September 2nd-4th - 42th International Forum "The intelligentsia of the world, Europe and Italy" (Forum Villa d’Este).

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - September 2nd-4th - Inter-Parliamentary Conference for Common Foreign and Security Policy.

BRATISLAVA,  SLOVAKIA - September 2nd-3rd - Informal meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Evian-les-Bains, FRANCE - Conference for representatives of major French and German companies. Participants include French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


CHINA and LAOS - September 2nd-9th - Visit by US President Barack Obama.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - Joint meeting of senior officials of the ministries of finance of the "Big Twenty" (G20).

Victory Day of the Second World War (1945).

Day of the Russian Guard.

Saturday, September 3rd


VLADIVOSTOK - 12.00 - 2nd Plenary Session of the East Economic Forum "Opening the Far East." Planned speeches by Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Korea, Park Geun-hye, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.

VLADIVOSTOK -Meeting between presidents of Russia and the Republic of Korea, Vladimir Putin, and Park Geun-hye, who plan to sign several bilateral documents.


CALCUTTA, INDIA - September 3rd-6th - Forum of Young Diplomats of the BRICS countries.


SAO TOME. SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE - The inauguration ceremony of the new president Evaristo Carvalho elected on July 17th.


HANGZHOU - September 3rd-4th - Business summit of the "Big Twenty" (G20).

Day of solidarity in the fight against terrorism.

Sunday, September 4th


HANGZHOU, CHINA - September 4th-5th - "Big Twenty" (G20) summit

HONG KONG, CHINA - Election of the head of administration.


GERMANY - Elections to the Landtag (parliament) of Mecklenburg - Western Pomerania.

VARNA, BULGARIA - September 4th-5th - International conference devoted to discussing prospects for the construction of the "Balkan"gas distribution center as well as opportunities for supplying it with Russian gas.