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  • January 04, 1980

    Meeting of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko and Afghan Foreign Minister Shad Mohammad Dost, 4 January 1980

    Gromyko and Dost discuss the situation in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan and foreign relations between Afghanistan and Western countries.

  • January 04, 1980

    Meeting of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko and Afghan Foreign Minister Shad Mohammad Dost, 04 January 1980

    Meeting of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko and Afghan Foreign Minister Shad Mohammad Dost on how to deal with negative opinions of the DRA by the West.

  • January 04, 1980

    Jimmy Carter, 'Address to the Nation on the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan'

    Jimmy Carter proposes sanctions in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

  • January 10, 1980

    Telegram from GDR Embassy in Moscow to Socialist Unity Party (SED) Central Committee Secretary Hermann Axen et al.

    Based on conversations with the Soviet Foreign Ministry, the situation in Afghanistan is stabilizing.

  • January 17, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision, On the Situation in Afghanistan

    CPSU CC Politburo decision on measures to be taken regarding the situation in Afghanistan

  • January 17, 1980

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript (excerpt)

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript of a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on relations with the West

  • January 20, 1980

    'Some Ideas About Foreign Policy Results of the 1970s (Points)' of Academician O. Bogomolov of the Institute of the Economy of the World Socialist System sent to the CC CPSU and the KGB

    Summary of the affects of Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.

  • January 20, 1980

    Letter by President Jimmy Carter to the President of the United States Olympic Committee Robert Kane

    Jimmy Carter explains his call for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in reponse to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

  • January 21, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Berlin to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 21, 1980, 017019, Secret

    A description of North Korea's stance towards solving the Korean reunification problem, especially in relation with foreign attention to domestic political issues of South Korea.

  • January 23, 1980

    CPSU CC Memo with excerpt from Protocol #180/64, 23 January 1980

    Concerns orders to Soviet troops.

  • January 23, 1980

    Report on the talks of Gyula Horn, representative of the HSWP CC Foreign Department in The United States and Canada

    This document provides a summary of the main points covered in a meeting of Hungary, the United States, and Canada. The US expresses concern about the Soviet's offensive in Afghanistan, how it may lead to a preponderance of Soviet power in the region. The US contends it needs to maintain its influence in the Middle East-despite additional Soviet influence-as it is important for raw materials.

  • January 25, 1980

    CPSU CC Memo with excerpt from Protocol #181/2 and attachments, 25 January 1980

    Concerns Soviet troops in Afghanistan.

  • January 28, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision, with Report by Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, and Ponomarev, 27 January 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision, with Report by Gromyko-Andropov-Ustinov-Ponomarev, 27 January 1980 regarding the strengthening of the Afghan position and how to counteract Western positions on Afghanistan

  • January 31, 1980

    Secretary of Defense Harold Brown to Ambassador-at-Large Gerard C. Smith, enclosing excerpts from memoranda of conversations with Geng Biao and Deng Xiaoping.

    The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 had an immediate impact on U.S. policy toward Pakistan and U.S. aid to the anti-Soviet resistance through Islamabad. With these considerations, the U.S. chose to “set [the nuclear issue] aside for the time being.”

  • February, 1980

    Polish Record of Soviet alliance Meeting in Moscow, February 1980

    Discusses the growing aggression seen in China and the effects of its closer relationship with the United States.

  • February 01, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision

  • February 05, 1980

    Andropov Report to CPSU CC on Talks with Afghan Leaders

    Andropov Report to CPSU CC on Talks with Afghan Leaders including issues of Party unity in Afghanistan

  • February 07, 1980

    Extract from CPSU CC Politburo Protocol #182, On Andropov's discussions with the leaders of Afghanistan

    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan regarding the improvement of infrastructure including construction of the Amu Darya bridge and planning a railroad connection in Afghanistan

  • February 07, 1980

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript (excerpt), On Andropov's Conversations with Afghan leaders

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript discussing the improvements in the situation in Afghanistan and potential withdrawal of troops

  • February 13, 1980

    Ciphered Telegram No. 26, Embassy of Hungary in Pakistan to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Short report on Indian diplomatic overtures to Pakistan in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.