Two Weeks Ahead – 19 January 2015

by TRG Alerts Admin on January 18, 2015

Two Weeks Ahead (19JAN-01FEB)

Produced by the Rendon Group


  • EUROPE REGION: EU foreign ministers to meet in Brussels to discuss counterterrorism (19JAN)
  • ZAMBIA: Zambian presidential election
  • UNITED STATES AND CUBA: United States and Cuban officials to meet in Havana to discuss normalizing ties (21JAN to 22JAN)
  • NEPAL: Nepal deadline to draft constitution (22JAN)
  • GREECE: Greece general elections (25JAN)
  • INDIA: India’s Republic Day parade, US President Obama to attend (26JAN)
  • MALAYSIA: Nuclear Power Asia 2015 in Kuala Lumpur (27JAN to 28JAN)
  • LEBANON: Lebanese parliament to convene for the 18th time to elect a new president (28JAN)
  • HONG KONG: Pro-democracy rally expected to take place (01FEB)


  • CHRISTIANITY: Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian holiday (19JAN)
  • CHRISTIANITY: Conversion of Saint Paul (25JAN)

Monday, January 19, 2015

  • Europe Region: EU foreign ministers to meet in Brussels to discuss counterterrorism
  • Iran: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to visit Tehran (to 20JAN)
  • Ukraine: Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz is going to visit to meet Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and President Petro Poroshenko.
  • United States: Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • Christianity: Timkat – Ethiopian Orthodox Christian holiday

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

  • Africa Region: Khalid al-Fawwaz will now stand trial on January 20 over the attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Europe Region: Chief of staff and Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Viktor Muzhenko will visit the NATO headquarters in Brussels (to 22JAN)
  • Mali: Mali Armed Forces Day
  • Ukraine: Ukraine will begin to mobilize 50,000 conscripts and reservists
  • Zambia: Zambian presidential election

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

  • Global: The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland (to 24JAN)
  • Iran and United States: Anniversary of Iran freeing US hostages – 1981
  • United States and Cuba: United States and Cuban officials to meet in Havana to discuss normalizing ties (to 22JAN)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

  • Global: U.N. General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on the growth of anti-Semitism
  • Nepal: Nepal deadline to draft constitution

Friday, January 23, 2015

  • Haiti: UN Security Council ambassadors will travel to Haiti (to25JAN)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

  • Nothing to report.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

  • Egypt: National Day commemorating Egypt’s protests to unseat Hosni Mubarak – 2011
  • India: US President Barack Obama to arrive in India (to 27JAN)
  • Greece: Greece general elections
  • Christianity: Conversion of Saint Paul

Monday, January 26, 2015

  • Australia: Australia Day (National) – 1788
  • Colombia: Colombian government representatives and members of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, guerrilla rebels are to begin their next round of peace negotiations
  • Egypt: Anniversary of Egyptian shutting down the internet – 2011
  • India: India’s Republic Day parade, US President Obama to attend
  • Latin America Region: Caribbean Energy Security Summit
  • Syria: U.N. Syria envoy Staffan De Mistura will be represented at talks about Syria in Moscow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  • Global: International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
  • Malaysia: Nuclear Power Asia 2015 in Kuala Lumpur (to 28JAN)
  • Yemen: Anniversary of protests erupting in Yemen – 2011

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • Asia Region: Japan, South Korea and the United States to hold a meeting in Tokyo regarding the North Korea nuclear weapons program
  • Latin America Region: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States meeting in Costa Rica (to 29JAN)
  • Latvia: EU interior ministers to meet in Riga, Latvia to discuss counterterrorism
  • Lebanese: Lebanese parliament to convene for the 18th time to elect a new president
  • United States: Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster – 1986

Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • Nothing to report.

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Uganda: NRM Liberation Day – 1986

Saturday, January 31, 2015

  • Spain: Left wing protest party Podemos to host massive protest in Madrid

Sunday, February 01, 2015

  • Hong Kong: Pro-democracy rally expected to take place
  • Russia: Anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) between Soviet forces and those of the Third Reich – 1943
  • South Korea: The South Korean Navy will set up a submarine command as part of efforts to boost the country’s underwater capabilities


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