Geopolitical Forecast for November 14-20


Monday, November 14th


Russia. Sochi. Meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the foreign ministers of the enlarged Quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean countries (Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua).


London. United Kingdom. Scheduled interrogation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is suspected of rape in Sweden, on the territory of Embassy of Ecuador.

Athens. Greece. November 14th-15th. US President Barack Obama's visit. He is scheduled to meet with the head of the country, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Luxembourg. November 14th-15th. The meeting of the EU Council on Foreign Affairs. On the agenda is the situation in Turkey.

Vienna. Austria. November 14th-18th. Meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Paris. France. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to publish statistics on harmonized indices of unemployment.


Tokyo. Japan. November 14th-18th. Visit of the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, who is scheduled to meet with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Muscat. Oman. Visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is scheduled to meet with Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

Bangkok. Thailand. November 14th-17th. International Conference on Telecommunications: ITU Telecom World 2016.

Istanbul. Turkey. Meeting of the Working Group of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, exchange of statistical data and economic information.

North America

New York. USA.  November 14th-18th. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet with US President-Elect Donald Trump.

South America

Lima.Peru. November 14th-15th. The final meeting of senior APEC officials.


Marrakesh. Morocco. November 14th-15th. Sustainable Innovation Forum 2016.

Tuesday, November 15th


Ankara. Turkey. Scheduled visit of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is scheduled to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tokyo. Japan. Meeting of Russian-Japanese intergovernmental commission on trade and economic issues.

North America

New York. USA. Meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Southern Sudan.

New York. USA. Meeting of the UN Security Council on sanctions against Somalia.

South America

Cuba, Argentina. November 15th-18th. Visit by the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, who will hold meetings with the heads of Cuba and Argentina, Raul Castro and Mauricio Macri.

Havana. Cuba. November 15th-17th. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to visit and hold meetings with Cuban leader Raul Castro.


Marrakesh. Morocco. November 15th-16th. Visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry and his planned participation in the 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Wednesday, November 16th


Baku. Azerbaijan. November 16th-17th. 5th World Congress of News Agencies.


London. United Kingdom. The International Energy Agency will publish its annual report, World Energy Outlook 2016.

Frankfurt am Main. Germany. Meeting of the Board of Governors of the European Central Bank.

Paris. France. November 16th-17th. 15th International UNESCO Meeting on New Philosophical Practices

North America

New York. USA. The meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in Kosovo.

Thursday, November 17th


Berlin. Germany. November 17th-18th. US President Barack Obama's visit. He is scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Qatar. Scheduled meeting between Minister of Energy of Russia, Alexander Novak, with the Minister of Oil of Iran, Bijan Zanganeh.

North America

New York. USA. Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly. Reports will be submitted to General Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the UN's role in promoting a new global human order and the situation in Afghanistan.

New York. USA. Briefing and consultations in the UN Security Council on sanctions over Southern Sudan.

New York. USA. Briefing of the UN Security Council on cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

South America

Lima. Peru. November 17th-19th. Summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

Lima. Peru. November 17th-18th. Joint meeting of the foreign ministers and ministers of trade of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries.

Ecuador, Peru and Chile. November 17th-23rd. Visits by President Xi Jinping.

World Philosophy Day.

Friday, November 18th


Sochi. Russia. November 18th-19th. 2nd World Grain Forum organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Moscow. Russia. November 18th-24th. Visit by the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II.

North America

New York. USA. Debate in the UN Security Council on cooperation with the African Union.

Saturday, November 19th


Moscow. Russia. All-Russian Civic Forum.

Yerevan. Armenia. Joint meeting of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs and Permanent Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.

Georgia. Scheduled first plenary session of the country’s new parliament of the country, its chairman, and deputies.

South America

Lima. Peru. Meeting of the leaders of the APEC Business Advisory Council.

Sunday, November 20th


Lithuania. November 20th - December 3rd. International tactical NATO exercises “Iron Sword”

Paris. France. November 20th-27th. The first round of primaries of the opposition center-right party, the Republicans.

San Marino. Parliamentary elections.

South America

Lima. Peru. Economic Leaders Meeting of APEC.