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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • December 26, 1962

    Record of Conversation Between Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Mongolian Leader J. Zedenbal

    Record of conversation between Zhou Enlai and J. Zedebal largely focused on the Sino-Indian border dispute

  • December 27, 1962

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Washington (Van Roijen), 27 December 1962

    Van Roijen continues on the conversation he had with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk from the last cable. Rusk believes Cuba may be aligning more with China and is factoring in Chinese interests in Cuba. However, Rusk also saw Chinese initiatives in North Korea and North Vietnam. The relationship with China is, in his words, "not a long-term worry like Moscow but a short-term worry."

  • December 27, 1962

    Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

    Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations (in particular, the Chinese workers' problem), and the Sino-Soviet disagreements, in particular concerning the Albanian question.

  • December 27, 1962

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Washington (Van Roijen), 27 December 1962

    The cable concerns a conversation between Dutch ambassador J. Herman van Roijen and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Rusk said the Cuban issue still was a source of concern, with the upcoming anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, and was concerned about Havana in particular. Rusk conjectured that one of three things would happen: 1) Castro would announce joining the Non-Aligned Movement; 2) The extremists within the Communist Party would overthrow Castro; 3) A revolution against both Castro and the Russians would be mounted. The conversation concludes with Rusk complimenting President Kennedy for his aggressive yet prudent stance against the Soviets during the crisis.

  • December 27, 1962

    Report from the First Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'A Comparison of China’s and India’s Actions since 21 November 1962'

    The Chinese report juxtaposed India's provocative actions and China's restrained measures regarding the border dispute.

  • December 27, 1962

    Bulgarian UN Representative Milko Tarabanov, Report to Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo on Disarmament Negotiations

    UN Representative Milko Tarabanov reported to the Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo recent developments of the Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament. The report summarizes the conference's work from November 1962-December 1962, the period following the Cuban Missile Crisis. Tarabanov reports that Western powers put forward two draft agreements calling for the cessation of nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water and in outer space, and underground--the proposals were debated during the 17th United Nations session. The Cubam Missile Crisis occurred during the conference's session. Main issues discussed after Cuban Missile Crisis included: suspension of nuclear tests, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's proposal at the 17th session of the UN, ways to measure nuclear weapons testing, and military alliances (NATO). Tarabanov also addresses the inter workings of conference members--Western, socialist, and neutral--including disagreements among Western powers. In summary Tarabanov adds that the prospect for cessation of nuclear tests is poor, but notes that the US may consider closing military bases, though not under pressure of the Soviet Union or neutral countries.

  • December 29, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seongcheol

    The refusal of the North Koreans to publicly announce the preparation of a KWP plenum raises Soviet Ambassador’s suspicions about whether the loyalty of the Korean leadership stands with the Soviets or with the Chinese.

  • December 30, 1962

    Words from Commander-in-Chief Dr. Fidel Castro at the Promotion of Officials Celebrated at the base La Cabana

    Words from Fidel Castro at the promotion of FAR officials held at La Cabana.

  • 1963

    Agreement for Cooperation between Bulgarian and Romanian Ministries of the Interior

    The agreement specifies the bilateral cooperation in the intelligence field.

  • 1963

    KGB Handbook, 'Ukrainian Bourgeois Nationalists' (excerpt)

    KGB handbook describing techniques for identifying, monitoring, and combating anti-Soviet nationalists movements in Ukraine.

  • January 02, 1963

    Letter of Gratitude from "al 'Awasef"

  • January 03, 1963

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seongcheol

    A very detailed account of the conversations around the table at an ambassadors dinner hosted by the North Korean Foreign Minister in which North Korea's relations with China and the Soviet Union are discussed.

  • January 04, 1963

    CIA Approves Radio Free Europe Technical Improvements

    CIA Deputy Director Marshall Carter informs Free Europe Committee President John Richardson of new funding for RFE capital expansion

  • January 04, 1963

    CIA Approves Radio Liberty Technical Improvements

    CIA Deputy Director Carter informs AMCOMLIB President Howland Sargeant of new funding for RL capital expansion

  • January 05, 1963

    Record of Conversation from Chairman Mao's Reception of Indonesian Deputy Chief Minister Suban Delhi

    Conversation regarding Sukarno's recent illness, Asian-African unity against imperialism, and the situation in West Irian, among other issues.

  • January 07, 1963

    Note about a Conversation with the Ambassador of Czechoslovakia to the DPRK Comrade Moravec

    Czech Ambassador described behavior of Ri Ju-yeon at the Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

  • January 07, 1963

    Minutes of Conversation between Chinese Vice Premier Chen Yi and Indonesian Deputy Prime Minister Subandrio

    Chen Yi and Subandrio discussed the following topics: Whether or not Subandrio should accompany Mrs. Bandaranaike to India, the defeat of the Indian 4th Infantry Division, Soviet blunders in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Sino-Soviet split, and the Indonesian economic prospects.

  • January 07, 1963

    Memorandum from Mexican Delegation, Organization of American States (OAS), Washington, on Informal Remarks by US United Nations Ambassador Adlai E. Stevenson

    At the request of the United States, the Council of the Organization of American States met, acting provisionally as Organ of Consultation, in a secret session, with the objective of listening to a speech by U.S. United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson in relation to the issue of Cuba.

  • January 08, 1963

    Record of Conversation with Comrade Blas Roca in the Building of the National Committee

    Lösch and Cde. Blas Roca discuss the role of the Soviet Union and its actions in the Cuban crisis and their support of the Cuban revolutionary government.

  • January 10, 1963

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Mali, ‘The Duration of Employment for the Agricultural Experts Aiding Malii’

    The Chinese Embassy in Mali reports on the "ideological" preparedness of Chinese experts to stay in Mali and assist with development projects.