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  • February, 1989

    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, 1989

    Cable from the US Embassy in Moscow to the Secretary of State, 'US-Soviet Relations: Policy Opportunities'

    Approaches to take advantage of the evolving political landscape in the Soviet Union to leverage and promote US interests via Soviet policy proposals.

  • February 23, 1989

    Czechoslovakia: Conviction of Havel Isolates Regime

    An analysis of the conviction of Vaclav Havel, including its political and diplomatic implications.

  • February 25, 1989

    Letter from United States Mission to NATO to Permanent Representative of Italy Francesco P. Fulci with two attachments on 'US Position on SNF' and 'Status of US-FRG Discussions on SNF'

    The US permanent representative to NATO, Alton Keel, sends his Italian counterpart Fulci two brief documents about NATO's short-range nuclear forces.

  • 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,

  • February 26, 1989

    Memorandum of Conversation between George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang

    George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang discuss Sino-American relations and China's reform and opening, in addition to the situations in Korea, India, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union.

  • March 07, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Tuesday, 7 March 1989

    Declassified portions from the CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 7 March 1989, describe the latest developments in Tibet and China. In 2019, the CIA declassified additional material from the 7 March NID that pertained to Hungary.

  • March 07, 1989

    Hungary: Discussing the Possibility of Neutrality

    An analysis of the changing relationship between Budapest and Moscow.

  • March 08, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Wednesday, 8 March 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 8 March 1989 describes the latest developments in Tibet and China.

  • March 09, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 9 March 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 9 March 1989 describes the latest developments in Tibet and China.

  • March 11, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 11 March 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 11 March 1989 describes the latest developments in Tibet and China.

  • March 24, 1989

    Hungary: Workers Granted Right to Strike

    An analysis of new legislation in Hungary and its reflection of the regime's weakness.

  • March 27, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Monday, 27 March 1989

    The CIA's National Intelligence Daily for 27 March 1989 covers developments in Haiti, the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Ecuador, Lebanon, and East Germany. Certain portions of the document are redacted due to b(1) and b(3) exemptions.

  • April, 1989

    Central Intelligence Agency, 'Rising Political Instability Under Gorbachev: Understanding the Problem and Prospects for Resolution: An Intelligence Assessment'

    An analysis of the mounting dysfunction and political instability within 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.

  • April 06, 1989

    Special Analysis: Poland: Roundtable Accords Signed

    An analysis of Solidarity's legalization and its effects on Polish politics.

  • April 09, 1989

    Mount Etjo Declaration, Namibia

    Declaration reaffirming the parties' (those of Angola, Cuba, and South Africa) commitment to a peaceful resolution in Southwest Africa. Also urges the most rapid deployment of the (United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) possible.

  • April 17, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Monday, 17 April 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 17 April 1989 describes the latest developments in China.

  • April 22, 1989

    Hungary: Leadership Proposes Sweeping Reforms

    An analysis of Hungarian Politburo actions that reduce Party control over politics and the economy.

  • April 22, 1989

    Hungary: Reformers Pushing Economic Ties to West

    An analysis of the creation of a Hungarian economic advisory committee that seeks to expand ties with the West.