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Non-Aligned Movement

This is a collection of primary source documents concerning the Non-Aligned Movement, also referred to as NAM. This anti-colonial movement was spearheaded by several conferences and summits, the first held in Bandung in 1955. The collection mostly contains telegrams and reports related to the 1961 Belgrade Summit. Nearly all of the items are from Albanian archives. Many of the documents are requests for the 1961 conference to be held in a specific location, as well as Soviet views on the conference, and telegrams and reports sent directly from the conference itself. Finally, there are a few notes from various meetings of world leaders that touch on the status of NAM in later years. (Image, Nasser, Tito, and Nehru)

  • 1980

    Soviet briefing on the correspondence between Tito and Brezhnev

    This document reveals correspondence between Brezhnev and Tito. Tito expresses his worries about international politics relating to NATO's decision regarding long/medium range missiles, and advocates for Soviet troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Brezhnev emphasizes the ideological and pragmatic importance of Soviet involvement in the Middle East, and discusses the role of NATO in Europe.

  • August 24, 1981

    Soviet position on the Declaration of the Afghan Government

    This statement demonstrates the DRA's focus to participate in international affairs. The DRA commits itself to the policy of non-alignment, while discussing possible settlements of the situation in Afghanistan which involve the United Nations.

  • March 11, 1982

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 11 March 1982. Subject: North Korean activities in the Non-Aligned Movement.

  • March 05, 1983

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 5 March 1983. Subject: The DPRK’s activities before the 7th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

    Sándor Etre summarizes North Korea's diplomatic activity in the lead up to the 7th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in New Delhi.