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  • October 27, 1946

    Cable Nos. 97-98, Molotov to Druzhkov [Stalin]

    A cable discussing Molotov's intention to give a speech at the UN about veto powers, atom bombs, and arm reductions. He will offer a proposal from the Soviet delegation calling for universal arms reductions, a ban on the use of atomic energy for warlike aims, and efforts towards global peace and security.

  • November 07, 1946

    Cable No. 198, Molotov to Druzhkov [Stalin]

    A cable discussing the Soviet proposal for arms reduction and the American reaction to the proposal. Molotov proposes adding a fifth point to their original proposal: the creation, via the Security Council, of an institute for international control.

  • November 09, 1946

    Incoming Cable No. 2030, Druzhkov [Stalin] to Cde. Molotov

    A cable discussing nuclear arms control. Stalin agrees with Molotov on control of nuclear weapons and arms reductions, but believes they should be considered separately. He also believes arms reduction must encompass naval and aerial forces.

  • November 20, 1946

    Cable No. 641, Dekanozov to Cde. Stalin

    Dekanozov relates a conversation with Ambassador Smith, who indicated that President Truman was interested in control over nuclear energy. Smith would like to meet with Stalin when he returns from Sochi.

  • November 26, 1946

    Incoming Cable No. 2151, Druzhkov [Stalin] to Cde. Molotov

    Stalin agrees to Molotov's additional points on mutual arms reduction. Proposes creating under the UNSC a special inspection organ. To do this the following shall be created: control commissions on the fulfillment of the arms reduction agreement and militarized nuclear energy. The former should be temporary, the latter permanent, but they shouldn't highlight that the former is only temporary.

  • November 26, 1946

    Cable Nos. 423-424, Molotov to Druzhkov [Stalin]

    A letter from Molotov, discussing an additional point the Soviets plan to add to their proposal and seeking approval from Stalin. The point recommends a special commission within the Security Council for the purposes of both arms reduction and nuclear arms control.

  • November 26, 1946

    Cable Nos. 423-424, Molotov to Cde. Druzhkov [Stalin]

    A cable from Molotov, discussing an additional point the Soviets plan to add to their proposal and seeking approval from Stalin. The point recommends a special commission within the Security Council for the purposes of both arms reduction and nuclear arms control.

  • December 02, 1946

    Cable Nos. 509-511, Molotov to Druzhkov [Stalin]

    A copy of the draft resolution submitted by the United States to the UN, regarding arms reduction. Molotov thinks that this draft may be taken as a basis with the introduction of some changes he plans to report at a later time.

  • December 02, 1946

    Cable Nos. 512-515, Molotov to Druzhkov [Stalin]

    An outline of the Soviet Union's proposed changes to the USA's draft proposal for arms reduction (submitted to the UN).

  • December 03, 1946

    Incoming Cable No. 2209, Druzhkov [Stalin] to Cde. Molotov

    Stalin approves of the American draft for arms control as a basis, but instructs Molotov to insist on specific wording for certain points. He also does not recommend introducing any addendums as he believes they will fail.

  • December 19, 1946

    Telegram, Gromyko to Cde. Dekanozov

    A copy of a report to be submitted to the Security Council, detailing a commission's conclusions and recommendations for future control of atomic energy.

  • October 17, 1947

    George C. Marshall, 'A Program for a More Effective United Nations: Address by the Chief of the U.S. Delegation to the General Assembly'

    Marshall speaks about Greece, Palestine, and Korea, as well as the international control of atomic energy and the role and structure of the United Nations.

  • September 18, 1947

    Text of Speech Delivered by A.Y. Vyshinsky at the General Assembly of the United Nations, September 18, 1947

    The Soviet Union's response to George Marshall's September 17, 1947, speech at the UNGA. Vyshinsky offers the Soviet Union's position on arms control, nuclear weapons, the UN, Korea, Greece, and other issues raised by Marshall

  • November, 1948

    Draft Directive on the Establishment of a Quota System for Atomic Production

    A directive for the Soviet delegation, providing instructions and guidelines on handling a proposed quota system for atomic production. The Soviet position is that the quota is not useful unless a prohibition of atomic weapons occurs, in contrast to the Anglo-American opinion.

  • December 01, 1980

    Recommendation for the Reagan Administration Nonproliferation Policy

    Following Reagan’s election in November 1980, his transition team in charge of nuclear matters called for a clean, dramatic break from the policies of the outgoing Carter administration. As for relations with the IAEA, a vital component of the policy, the ACDA paper argued that Washington should employ the agency as an agent to achieve its nonproliferation goals. The IAEA and the NPT were to be “further strengthened and given greater U.S. support.” To reinforce U.S. influence over the agency, it was recommended that “support to the IAEA in the form of financial contribution, manpower and technical advice should be increased significantly.

  • January 29, 1992

    Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control: Organizational Meeting, January 29, 1992

    (Moscow, Russia) This document both outline what the next meeting of the Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control seminar should look and includes the closing remarks from the group’s co-chairmen after the 1993 seminar— the first to include representatives from the United Nations and Palestine. It also includes a work program to be completed before the next plenary meeting.

  • September 17, 1992

    Co-Chairmen’s Concluding Remarks, Moscow ACRS Meeting, 17 September 1992

    (Moscow, Russia - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) This document summarizes the tone of the 1992 Moscow ACRS Meeting — the second ever meeting— and provides instructions to prepare delegates for the next meeting, in hopes of moving towards bilateral arms control and confidence-building measures.

  • May 20, 1993

    Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, Co-Chairman’s Concluding Remarks, Washington, May 20, 1993

    (Washington, DC, United States - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) In the concluding remarks from the third meeting of the Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, the co-chairs discuss the importance of bilateral tracks of the peace process and listed what activities participants should complete before the next meeting.

  • July 13, 1993

    Oral Concluding Remarks [Cairo, Egypt]

    (Cairo, Egypt) These concluding remarks wee delivered at the end of the of the 1993 plenary. They discuss progress towards developing arms control and regional security measures in the Middle East.

  • September 14, 1993

    Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, Working Group on Maritime Confidence Building, Sydney, Nova Scotia, September 14, 1993, Chairman's Summary (Draft)

    (Sydney, Novia Scotia, Canada - Chairman's Summary) In this draft, the Chairman writes about the results of the intercessional workshop on Maritime confidence building in Nova Scotia in 1993. The workshop had two main goals: the development of cooperation arrangement for search and rescue efforts and the avoidance of incidents of conflict at sea.