The World Next Week

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A weekly preview of world events in the week ahead from the Council on Foreign Relations.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sri Lanka; the UN reviews its mission in Libya; and the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of U.S. combat troops is marked in Vietnam.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner delivers her State of the Nation address; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress; and U.S.-South Korea military drills begin.
Greece's bailout program could expire; filmmakers from around the world attend the Oscars; and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security faces a potential shutdown.
The White House hosts a summit on countering violent extremism; European leaders agree on a cease-fire in Ukraine; and Carnival season yields to Lent.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the United States; the UN Security Council takes up Yemen's future; and the G20 finance ministers meet in Istanbul.
The crisis in Ukraine, Syria's civil war, and counterterrorism top the agenda at the annual security conference in Munich.
Greece holds snap elections; the African Union holds a summit in Ethiopia; and U.S. President Barack Obama travels to India.
The United States and Cuba hold talks; President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address; and technology takes center stage at the Detroit auto show.
France mourns and mobilizes in the aftermath of extremist attacks; the crisis in Ukraine continues to affect regional diplomacy; and the new U.S. Congress continues into its second week.
In 2015: low oil prices affect economies worldwide; a new dawn begins for Afghanistan and Pakistan; tough economic times might have political repercussions; and a global debate intensifies over technology, privacy, and national security.
Greece holds snap presidential elections; the Japanese parliament also holds elections; and the European Council holds a summit in Brussels.
U.S. Congress reaches a budget deadline; assessing Putin's state of the union speech; and Algeria hosts the 2014 Oil and Gas summit.
U.S. lawmakers react to President Obama's immigration speech; world powers and Iran reach a deadline on nuclear talks; and the London Conference on Afghanistan takes place.
Germany marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall; President Barack Obama visits China, Burma, and Australia; and the Rosetta spacecraft orbits a comet.
U.S. midterm elections approach; the 35th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis is marked; and separatist regions of Ukraine hold elections.
Parliamentary elections take place in Ukraine; Brazil holds a presidential run-off election; and regulators release stress test results for banks in the European Union.
The European Council holds a summit in Brussels; three years passes since the death of Libya's al-Qaddafi; and World Polio Day takes on a new importance.
Bosnia, Bolivia, and Mozambique hold general elections; the United Nations Security Council holds its elections; and Nigeria tackles the issue of violent extremism.
Protests in Hong Kong attract growing interest; Brazilians vote for a new president; and the IMF and World Bank hold their annual fall meeting.
The United States begins a new fiscal year; President Obama holds a summit with India's prime minister; and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House.