September 12, 1978
Minutes from Conversation between Babrak Karmal and the Head of the Diplomatic Protocol Tucek
A summarized conversation between Babrak Karmal and the head of Diplomatic protocol regarding Karmal's request for political asylum in Czechoslovakia, following then end of his ambassadorship.
October 29, 1980
Soviet briefing on the talks between Brezhnev and B. Karmal in Moscow
This document reveals Babrak Karmal's positive views of Soviet involvement in Afghanistan. Karmal thanks Soviet leadership for substantial economic and political support, discussing the integration of Soviet economic reforms into the Afghan economy. Karmal states that the turmoil within Afghan political parties is almost solved, and is progressing towards unity.
October 11, 1981
Conversation with Babrak Karmal
This document reveals the difficulty in distinguishing between rebels from the local population. The often coercive tactics of the Afghan military, which drew in individuals who would not join on their own, shows the difficulty in differentiating between rebels and local people.
March 14, 1985
Memorandum of Conversation Between M. S. Gorbachev and General Secretary of the CC NDPA [National Democratic Party of Afghanistan], Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of DRA [Democratic Republic of Afghanistan] B. Karmal.
Gorbachev and Chairman Karmal discuss the future of Afghanistan with less intervention from the Soviets.