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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 04, 1971

    Informational Note to CC PUWP Secretary regarding the Meeting of the International Departments of Seven Fraternal Parties

    According to the note, the meeting will primarily focus on the situation in China, and an attempt to coordinate policy.

  • October 09, 1971

    Stenographic Transcript of the Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party (Nixon's Visit to China)

    This stenographic transcript of a meeting of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party records a discussion among high-level party members with regard to US President's Nixon visits to Moscow and China in 1971 and the possible impact of these visits on Romania and the rest of the Warsaw Pact member states.

  • November 10, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "ROK Troop Withdrawal from Viet-Nam"

    The ROK government announces their Vietnam troop wtihdrawal plans. Ozbudun believes the plan is connected to the PRC's entry into the UN.

  • November 11, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "PRC's Entry into the United Nations: Repercussions"

    ROK doubts are rising due to the PRC's entry into the UN. Many debate ROK's position in connection with UNCURK and UNC.

  • November 23, 1971

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Chinese Proliferation of Nuclear Missiles

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of Defence on Chinese success in producing nuclear missiles.

  • January, 1972

    The International Activities of the Chinese Leadership and Conclusions for the Practice of the GDR's Relations with the PR China

    The GDR Foreign Ministry outlines the current shifts in the PRC's foreign policy within the international community under the Mao group.

  • January 14, 1972

    State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research Intelligence Note, 'India to Go Nuclear?'

    The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) evaluates the available intelligence on India’s nuclear intentions. There were varying reports that India would test a device that month, sometime in 1972, or that the government was undertaking a program to test a “peaceful nuclear explosive.” According to INR, India had the capability to produce some 20-30 weapons, and it could easily test a device in an underground site, such as an abandoned mine, that would be hard to discover. Because the U.S. government had given a “relatively modest priority to... relevant intelligence collection activities” a “concerted effort by India to conceal such preparations... may well succeed.” What would motivate India to test, the analysts opined, were domestic political pressures and concerns about China and Pakistan.

  • January 15, 1972

    Report by Etre Sándor, 'Nixon's visit to Beijing and the Korean issue'

    A report produced by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding President Park Chung Hee’s comments on US President Nixon’s negotiations with China.

  • January 16, 1972

    Note from the Visit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Delegation in the USSR

    These notes highlight some foreign relation issues facing Poland, China, and the Soviet Union. Current opinions and practices are mentioned, as well as previous actions.

  • January 22, 1972

    Secret Telegram from Moscow to Warsaw, No. 848

    This document from the Soviets to Polish Comrades issues a warning about Zhou Enlai's anti-Sovietism and his advance in the Chinese government. It also addresses border issues between China and the Soviet Union.

  • February 04, 1972

    Information on Talks with the Soviet Military Attaché in the DPRK

    Yanakiev and Bulanov discuss Albania's relations with the DPRK, China, and USSR as well as Sino-Korean relations and other events in China.

  • February 07, 1972

    Lecture by Soviet Ambassador Tolstikov for Friendly Diplomats on Forthcoming Nixon Visit

    In his presentation to the chiefs of the Warsaw Pact states' diplomatic representations in February 1972, Soviet Ambassador Tolstikov analyzes Chinese-US relations over the previous 25 years and assesses the political and economic prospects for a Sino-American rapprochement in the light of US President Richard Nixon's imminent visit to Beijing.

  • March 21, 1972

    Memorandum of Conversation between Chairman Mao Zedong and President Richard Nixon

    Mao Zedong and Richard Nixon focus on "philosophic problems" in relations between China and the United States during their first meeting.

  • March 22, 1972

    Memorandum of Conversation between Richard Nixon and Zhou Enlai

  • February 27, 1972

    Joint Communique between the United States and China

    The United States and China pledge to improve relations with one another in the famous "Shanghai Communique."

  • March 04, 1972

    Report by Etre Sándor, 'Korean opinion on various current issues'

    A report by Etre Sandor on a conversation between Pak Seong-cheol and Frigyes Puja regarding Nixon’s visit to China, Chinese-North Korean-Soviet relations, and the situation inside North Korea.

  • March 13, 1972

    Note on a Conversation with the 1st Secretary of the USSR Embassy, Comrade Kurbatov, on 10 March 1972 in the GDR Embassy

    During the conversation there was an exchange of opinions on the following questions: 1. The DPRK Position on the Nixon Visit to Beijing and its Influence on the Situation in Korea, 2. Conversation of Comrade Brezhnev with Foreign Minister Ho Dam in Moscow, 3. Some Aspects of KWP Activity in the Communist World Movement, 4. 60th Birthday of Kim Il Sung on 15 April

  • March 15, 1972

    Record of a Conversation between Czechoslovak Ambassador and Rakhmanin in Moscow on Nixon's Visit to China

    This conversation record outlines the results of US President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, and notes the determination of the Soviet Union to impede rapprochement between the US and China. In the second part, the Soviet Central Committee member P.B. Rakhmanin examines the strategic implications of the visit for the US spheres of influence in Europe and Asia.

  • March 17, 1972

    Protocols of the Talks between the Mongolian and the North Korean Government Delegations

    Officials of the Mongolian People's Republic and the North Korea discuss North Korea's view on inter-Korean relations regarding reunification, the Park Chung Hee regime in South Korea, and their diplomatic orientation toward other socialist states.

  • March 30, 1972

    Telegram from the Japanese Ambassador in Korea to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, 'Observations on the Management of North Korea Issues (I)'

    The Japanese Ambassador in South Korea considers Japan's policies toward the Korean Peninsula in light of the US-China and Japan-China openings.