July 24, 1988
Note from the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Roh Tae-Woo, President of the Republic of Korea on the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Letter from the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to the President of the ROK, Roh Tae-Woo, thanking President Roh for his efforts to host a successful Olympic Games in Seoul.
July 26, 1988
Letter from the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly to the National Assembly, Republic of Korea
Letter from Hyong-Sup Yang, Chairman of the DPRK's Supreme People's Assembly Standing Committee, to Jae Sun Kim, Speaker of the ROK's National Assembly, on the 1988 Olympic Games and inter-Korean reconciliation.
July 27, 1988
Information Note to International Olympic Committee (IOC) from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Geneva regarding the North-South Parliamentary Meeting on the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Letter from Ryang Lee on a joint parliamentary meeting of South and North Korea during the 1988 Olympic Games.
July 28, 1988
Note from the President of International Olympic Committee to US Senator Ted Stevens on the joint statement by Reagan and Gorbachev on the safety of the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Letter from the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to U.S. Senator Ted Stevens acknowledging receipt of Senator Stevens' July 5, 1988, letter.
August 06, 1988
Letter from Un Yong Kim, President of General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) to the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
Letter from IOC Member, Dr. Un Yong Kim, to IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, on airspace and flight plans for the 1988 Olympic Games.
August 11, 1988
Note from the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Richard W. Pound, IOC Member, regarding Issue of Co-hosting the 1988 Olympics by the Two Koreas
Letter from IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to Mr. Richard W. Pound, containing an IOC proposal on the 1988 Olympic Games and correspondence between the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the ROK National Assembly.
August 16, 1988
Letter from the President of the DPRK’s National Olympic Committee to the President of International Olympic Committee on the Issue of Co-hosting the 1988 Olympics
Letter from the President of the DPRK NOC, Kim Yu Sun, to the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, on the IOC proposal for the 1988 Olympic Games dated August 11, 1988.
September 01, 1988
Report, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'A Balanced Approach to the NPT: Armscor/AEC Concerns Viewed from a DFA Standpoint'
Analysis of South Africa's stance on the NPT, particularly in light of ARMSCOR and AEC concerns. Calls for a “strategy of uncertainty” to obfuscate South Africa’s perceived nuclear weapons capability.
September 08, 1988
Letter from the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the DPRK’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) Representative
Letter from the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to the President of the DPRK Noc, Kim Yu Sun, on the anniversary of the founding of the DPRK and the issue of North Korea's participation in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul.
September 10, 1988
Letter from the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the Korean Olympic Organizing Committee (SLOOC), in reference to the Letter sent by a South Korean Student Organization Threatening Violence during the 1988 Seoul Olympics
Letter from IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to Director of Security Services, Mr. Cho Chin Hyung, on a letter received by the "Mudungsan Death-Defying Corps."
CIA Intelligence Assessment, 'Gorbachev’s September Housecleaning: An Early Evaluation'
An intelligence analysis from the CIA covering recent changes to the Soviet Union's state structure and leadership reorganization, legal reforms, economic resource allocation, foreign policy etc. under Gorbachev's more powerful position.
Defense Intelligence Agency Briefing, 'The 1987-88 Combat in Southern Angola: Lessons Learned'
Analysis of the military campaign waged in Southern Angola in 1987-88 as well as the lessons learned from this exchange. Document indicates that FAPLA failed to learn from its mistakes, while UNITA adapted much more effectively to the combat environment it faced in Angola. Although FAPLA managed to hold on to Cuito Cuanavale, its large losses led to a Cuban build-up in Southern Angola, which challenged the existing military balance in the region. This provided new impetus to peace negotiations and resulted in the December 1988 Accords among South Africa, Angola and Cuba.
Cable from the US Embassy in Moscow to Secretary of State for General Scowcroft, 'The Soviet Union Over the Next Four Years'
Predictions about the next four years in the Soviet Union's evolving political and cultural landscape, including that internal protests against perestroika will dominate the focus of Soviet leadership, that perestroika and its attendant backlash will in turn redistribute funds away from military spending, and that ultimately, these and other conflicts and pressures will promulgate the collapse of the Soviet Union.
February 26, 1989
Memorandum of Conversation between George H. W. Bush and Chairman Deng Xiaoping in Beijing
Conversation between Deng Xiaoping and President George Bush on Sino-US relations. Deng expressed the hope that the bilateral relationship would develop in a "new pattern" based on mutual trust, mutual support, and minimizing as much as possible mutual problems. They also discussed the continued tensions between China and the Soviet Union,
April 02, 1989
SWAPO Department of Information and Publicity, Statement on Cease-fire Violations in Namibia, Luanda
Statement by Angolan authorities on military clashes between South African and SWAPO troops. Argues that South African claims of SWAPO instigation are false and misleading, and that the engagements were initiated by the South African military. Further, states that South Africans have been pursuing an anti-SWAPO political and military campaign, fighting and harassing SWAPO and SWAPO supporters.