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  • May 05, 1975

    Political Report for the Month of April 1975, K.N. Mohta, Charge d’affaires, 'President Kekkonen’s Foreign Policy'

    President Kekkonen’s foreign policy towards the Soviet Union was more active and vigorous, based on Finland’s geo-political situation.

  • September 03, 1975

    Political Report for July and August 1975, S. Bikram Shah, Ambassador, 'The Nordic Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Oslo'

    The Foreign Ministers did not oppose discussion of the Finnish proposal for the creation of a nuclear-free zone in the United Nations

  • September 06, 1975

    Note regarding the Meeting between Ilie Verdeț and Ji Denggui

    Ji Denggui and Ilie Verdeț discuss bilateral relations between China and Romania, nuclear proliferation and diarmament, Soviet-American relations, Comecon, European security, US policy toward Taiwan, Japan-Soviet relations, and economic development in China and Romania, among other topics.

  • November 12, 1975

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), Report of the Meeting of 12 November 1975

    Meeting minutes showing the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense's respective interests in the IKV and Pax Christi's "small-steps-theory," a theory on gradual disarmament through a series of small unilateral steps. Includes discussion concerning a proposal to form a study group of both interested civil servants and peace activists to formulate an alternative policy.

  • 1976

    Memorandum on the Problem of Disarmament and Security, Submitted to the Netherlands Parliament

    Memorandum giving an overview of Dutch policy balancing nuclear disarmament and security needs. It cites the need for a "reality check" and noting that the "current security system" of nuclear deterrence cannot be overhauled or improved on by sudden changes that activist groups like the Interchurch Peace Council propose. The memorandum stresses the importance of weighing the risks that come with abandoning the current security system and those involved with creating or joining an new security system.

  • June 09, 1976

    Letter from A.J. Meerburg to Mient Jan Faber of the Interchurch Peace Council

    Diplomat A.J. Meerburg writes to activist Mient Jan Faber about nuclear proliferation and disarmament issues, illustrating the amiable relations that developed between social activists and national security professionals and activists in the Netherlands.

  • December 02, 1976

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), 'IKV Standpoint 1977: A First Attempt at an Outline'

    This "first attempt at an outline" is the start of a process to compose a new, general vision for the IKV, first one after the Sta of 1972. Important themes other than the nuclear arms race include development cooperation and human rights.

  • December 05, 1976

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), 'Long Term Plans: An Attempt at Structuring'

    This document, prepared by IKV Secretary Mient Jan Faber, offers an overview of the work of the IKV shortly before most attention would be directed to launching the anti-nuclear campaign during the 1977 Peace Week. The council is preparing a wide range of activities for 1977, including the formulation of a new Standpoint.

  • December 22, 1976

    Ministry of External Affairs, Africa Division, 'Disarmament and Nuclear Energy'

    This report depicts India’s stance on disarmament.

  • March 26, 1977

    From the Journal of  A. F. Dobrynin, Record of Conversation with US Secretary of State C. Vance

    Soviet Ambassador Dobrynin met with US Secretary of State Vance and requested that he pass on a letter to President Carter from Brezhnev. The letter addressed finding a realistic approach to nuclear disarmament and the previous agreement in Vladivostok.

  • March 18, 1977

    Letter from Mient Jan Faber to Peter Boskma of the Technical University of Twente

    In this letter, Faber asks Boskma to write a pamphlet for the Interchurch Peace Council (IKV) about nuclear weapons and to help think about IKV’s strategy against these weapons for an upcoming campaign. Even though direct action is the new and primary strategy for the campaign, writing publications is identified by IKV president Ter Veer as "one of the most important tasks of the peace movement."

  • May 10, 1977

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'SALT'

    This document describes the state of SALT negotiations between the USSR and the US and presents two alternative proposals by Vance.

  • May 10, 1977

    Memorandum by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 'MBFR'

    This document describes the state of MBFR negotiations in May 1977, and concludes that the positions of the two sides have not moved closer to one another since the last meeting a year earlier.

  • June, 1977

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), 'IKV Messages 1976/1977 - No. 4'

    This information paper announces the IKV's plans for the 1977 Peace Week campaign.The campaign is centered around three points: to "help rid the world of nuclear weapons," not just the Netherlands; to make a concrete contribution by having the Netherlands nuclear weapons free in at least 10 years; and to mobilize from the bottom up, and making sure that "ordinary" people in churches, in the local branches of political parties, in the labor unions, etc., take a stance regarding nuclear weapons.

  • July 12, 1977

    Letter, Mostafa K. Tolba to Rafeeuddin Ahmed

    Mostafa K. Tolba reports on China's nuclear policies in anticipation of an upcoming visit by the Secretary-General to China.

  • September 23, 1977

    Notes on Meetings held in the Great Hall of the People in Peking, on 3 and 4 August 1977 at 3 PM

    Huang Hua, commenting on a number of developments around the world, suggests that China's foreign policy continues to emulate the thinking and concerns of Mao Zedong.

  • March 08, 1978

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), 'Concept Peace Week and Peace Paper 1977'

    This concept paper marks a shift toward a major anti-nuclear campaign for the IKV, planned to be launched during the Peace Week later in 1977. The Paper voices the need for unilateral action on the behalf of the Netherlands, and that the IKV will demand "the openly announced removal of all nuclear weapons from Dutch soil."

  • December 18, 1978

    Memorandum by Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 'The 1978 Ministerial Atlantic Council'

    Notes from the NATO Ministerial meeting. Topics discussed included the need to "relaunch" détente, Soviet policy in Africa, US optimism about SALT, political tensions in Romania, China and the Baltics, and European concerns over Soviet medium range missiles.

  • 1979

    A Dialogue With The Soviets: Nuclear Weapons, Disarmament and Nuclear Energy

    Report from American Friends Service Committee describing the organization's late September/early October 1979 visit to the Soviet Union. Details topics of discussion, which included the current status of Cuba, the SALT treaty, the role of NATO in disarmament, and the numerous issues surrounding nuclear energy. Aimed at promoting positive discourse and the importance of a candid exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union, in opposition to further militarization.

  • 1980

    Missile Madness: The New Weapons Systems and How They Threaten Your Life

    Socialist Workers Party pamphlet arguing that the current nuclear arms threat is much more serious than in the past due to the development of new cruise missiles. It calls for people to stand up against the missiles and recognize nuclear weapons as a class issue integrated with the wider Socialist Workers Party platform.