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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • December 17, 1971

    13th Preliminary Conference between Delegates of North and South Korea at the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission

    A meeting between delegates of the North and South in which both sides provide detailed responses to questions raised in a previous meeting.

  • December 20, 1971

    Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Embassy of Hungary in North Korea recounts statements from Kim Il Sung regarding South Korea, Soviet-American relations, and his views of the Soviet Union.

  • December 22, 1971

    Summary of protocol on exchanges of informational experience between the interior ministries of the Soviet Union and Czechoslovak Republic to occur in 1972

    This document outlines methods to improve the exchange of informational experience between the Soviet Union and CSSR in 1972. Strategies to increase cooperation include the development and stabilization of friendly relations, the exchange of government publications and the organization of recreational activities between the two countries, among many other ways.

  • December 30, 1971

    Information on Collaboration between Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior and KGB for 1970-1971

  • December 30, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    In a series of letters, Narasimhan provides updates on the state of emergency, the Red Cross negotiations, North Korea's defense posture, the US ambassador's remarks on US-ROK relations, North Korean infiltrations, and UNCURK meetings.

  • 1972

    Letter from P.V. [Col. Ryszard Kuklinski] to USA Embassy

    Polish Colonel Ryszard Kuklińsk makes contact with the US embassy in Bonn describing himself as a foreign "MAF" from a Communist country, and requested a secret meeting.

  • 1972

    The National Federation of Labour Unions

    A list of leading membership of the Union of Lebanese Labor Unions. Lists membership between 1970 and 1972.

  • 1972

    Lebanese Women's Rights Committee

    List of members in the Lebanese Women’s Rights Committee, a Communist organization.

  • 1972

    About the AFKIC: American-Korean Friendship and Information Center

    The American-Korean Friendship and Information Center (AKFIC) describes its founding, organization, and activities.

  • 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, 1972

    Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the GDR, Far East Department, 'The International Activities of the Chinese Leadership and Conclusions for the Structuring of Relations between the GDR and the PR China'

    A discussion of Chinese foreign policy towards the Soviet Union, countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the United States, Japan, and Western Europe.

  • January, 1972

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV) Internal Paper, 'The Power of Europe'

    This document provides an extensive analysis and critique of the balance of nuclear deterrence. Analysis includes objections to the balance of nuclear deterrence theory. This marks the first time that the IKV ever articulated such objections.

  • 1972

    A Visit to the DPRK: A Report from the Delegation of the American-Korean Friendship and Information Center to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

    A report on a North Korean sponsored tour of Pyongyang made by staff and supporters of the AKFIC in 1972.

  • January, 1972

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV) Internal Paper

    This is an IKV internal paper recollects the founding of the IKV in 1966. In addition, this document outlines the official mandate from the churches, its tasks and goals, as well as the Peace Weeks to be organized on an annual basis. Each Peace Week was to provide a new thematic accent concerning certain political or social issues prevalent to the IKV agenda.

  • 1972

    Minutes of the Joint Meeting of the Bulgarian Central Committee, the State Council, and the Council of Ministers, on the Situation in the Middle East

    Todor Zhivkov reports on his recent visit to the Syrian Arab Republic and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

  • January 03, 1972

    Note About the Main Points of a Statement by the Acting Ambassador of the USSR Embassy in the GDR, Comrade Gorinovich, to the GDR Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Comrade Oskar Fischer

    Report discussing conflicts on the Indian subcontinent, and the Soviet Union policy toward these conflicts. Report is critical of Pakistan's aggression, especially in East Pakistan. Discusses Soviet Union warnings against Pakistan aggression, and subsequent steps taken in the international community to curb this aggression (and responses by US, China, and other states). Concludes by touching on the newly formed state of Bangladesh.

  • January 04, 1972

    Information # 2 / 72 for the Members and Candidates of the Politburo of the Central Committee, 'Information about the So-Called Disputed Territories at the Soviet-Chinese Border'

    A report, produced by the CPSU and shared with the East German SED, on the Sino-Soviet border conflict. The CPSU analyzes China's position on the disputed territories in their shared border, and how the Soviet Union ought to respond.

  • January 05, 1972

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Updates on UNCURK and UN member departures, the Tae Yun Gak Hotel fire, reaction to the Special Law on National Security and Defense, and Japan's continued economic aid to ROK and discontinuation of ties with North Korea.

  • January 06, 1972

    State Department cable 3088 to Embassy New Delhi

    The State Department asks the U.S. Embassy in India for its assessment of the likelihood that India is planning a nuclear test explosion.

  • January 10, 1972

    Telegram from George Macovescu to Romanian Ambassador in Moscow

    Macovescu is directing the Ambassador to seek an appointment the Deputy Foreign Minister of the USSR. He instructs the Ambassador to do this in order to begin planning for an upcoming meeting of Political Consultative Committee meeting.