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  • January 18, 1988

    Protocol of MVR Leadership Meeting Regarding Subversive Anti-State Groups in Northeastern Bulgaria

  • January 18, 1988

    Note from Juan Antonio Samaranch to Mr. Willi Daume

    Note from IOC President Samaranch to Germany Olympic Committee President Willi Daume, thanking him for a report.

  • January 21, 1988

    Letter from the International Olympic Committee President to Roh Tae-Woo, Requesting the Adjournment of the 'Team Spirit 88' Exercises for the Safety of the 1988 Seoul Olympics

    A letter from IOC President Samaranch requesting that the South Korean government adjourn its "Team Spirit 88" exercises, a joint military display/exercise with the U.S., due to tensions involving the Olympics and North Korea.

  • January 21, 1988

    Memorandum of Conversation between the International Olympic Committee President and Eduard Shevardnadze, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the USSR, regarding the negotiations with North Korea on the 1988 Olympics

    Memorandum of a discussion between IOC President Samaranch and Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shevardnadze. The two discuss other issues for a while before turning to the "Korea question," as Shevardnadze puts it. Samaranch explains the series of discussions and compromises that have already occurred, as well as expresses some doubt that North Korea is serious about making cooperation happen and that he'd need assurance about the "Olympic family" being able to cross the border. Shevardnadze expresses confidence that that wouldn't be a problem.

  • January 23, 1988

    Fidel Castro to José Eduardo dos Santos

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • January 25, 1988

    Intelligence Note from West Germany’s National Olympic Committee to the International Olympic Committee on the possibility of North Korean terrorist threats to the 1988 Seoul Olympics

    A letter from Willi Daume, a member of West Germany's Olympic Committee, discussing intelligence that suggested North Korea would attempt to disrupt the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

  • January 29, 1988

    Meeting between the Delegations of the United States and Angola, 'Conversaciones Angola/EEUU, Futungo de Belas, Luanda, 29/1/88'

    Meeting between Angolan and US delegations to the talks about the withdrawal of the Cuban troops from Angola.

  • January 29, 1988

    Meeting between the Delegations of the United States and Angola, 'Conversaciones Angola-Cuba-EEUU realizadas en Futungo de Belas, 29-1-88 (16:40)'

    Meeting between Angolan and US delegations to the talks about the withdrawal of the Cuban troops from Angola.

  • January 29, 1988

    Jorge Risquet to Alejandro [Fidel Castro]

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; Alejandro was Fidel Castro’s code name.

  • January 29, 1988

    Confidential Telegram from USINT Havana to Secretary of State George Shultz,'The Military Situation in Angola -- Cubans Deny UNITA Seizure of Strategic Town'

    A telegram from United States Interests Section in Havana to Secretary of State Shultz describing Cuban reactions to reports that UNITA captured the strategic Angolan town of Cuito Cuanavale, capital city of Cuando Cubango. Cuban press call such claims false and lies of the racist South Africans.

  • January 30, 1988

    Memorandum of Conversation between José Eduardo dos Santos and Jorge Risquet, enclosed in Risquet to Fidel Castro

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola; Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola.

  • February, 1988

    Joint Report by Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Soviet Ministry of Defense and KGB Representatives in Kabul, February 1988

    Report on conversations with Afghan President Najibullah, who is optimistic about the future after the withdrawal of Soviet troops.

  • February, 1988

    Committee for State Security (KGB), 'About Results of Intelligence Activities to Note Indicators for a Surprise Nuclear Missile Attack'

    This report from the KGB contains results from intelligence activities conducted in February 1988 aimed at exposing indicators of a surprise nuclear missile attack on the USSR.

  • February 03, 1988

    Fidel Castro to José Eduardo dos Santos

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • February 09, 1988

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report on India's response to the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by the United States and Soviet Union. India supportive of disarmament efforts, in part because of its concerns about China and Pakistan. Describes a speech made by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the Six Nation Five Continent Peace Initiative summit in January at Stockholm.

  • February 11, 1988

    Record of a Conversation of M. S. Gorbachev with Indian Minister of Defense Krishna Chandra Pant

    Gorbachev and Pant discuss Soviet and Indian foreign relations and the situation in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

  • February 16, 1988

    Letter from the International Olympic Committee President to Fidel Castro regarding North Korea’s Participation in the 1988 Olympics

    Letter from the International Olympic Committee President to Castro in response to Cuba's decision not to attend the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

  • February 19, 1988

    Fidel Castro to José Eduardo dos Santos

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • February 22, 1988

    Record of a Conversation of M. S. Gorbachev with US Secretary of State G. Shultz

    Gorbachev and Shultz discuss issues in the Middle East, including the Soviet withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the Iran-Iraq War.

  • February 25, 1988

    Mikhail Gorbachev to Fidel Castro

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.