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  • December 06, 1973

    Agreement on Cooperation between the Stasi and the KGB, 6 December 1973

    1973 agreement between the Stasi and the KGB outlining their cooperative efforts to fight "ideological subversion" and uncover "the hostile plans of the enemy." Both secret services would also exchange information gathered by their espionage activities and provide mutual support in infiltrating agents. Of particular mutual interest was espionage against the Federal Republic of Germany and West Berlin. To this end, the KGB was permitted to recruit East German citizens, and the MfS would secure their ongoing contacts.

  • December 11, 1973

    Gen. Dobry Djurov's Report to Todor Zhivkov: Some Deliberations on the October Middle East War

    A Defense Ministry report on The 1973 War. The report discusses the weaknesses in the Arab military strategy – lack of coordination, lack of serious commitment, insufficient mobilization of available resources, etc.

  • December 12, 1973

    Letters between Ahmet H. Ozbudun and Ismat Kittani

    Ozbudun sends Kittani two letters on phasing out of UNCURK.

  • December 17, 1973

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Geneva to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 031616, December 17, 1973, Secret

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Geneva clarifying that Henry Kissinger did not have a meeting with a PLO representative in Lebanon, but there was a meeting in Damascus.

  • December 17, 1973

    Telegram from J.S. Teja, Joint Secretary AMS, 'Self-contained note on the Government of India’s attitude to the developments in Chile'

    Report on the death of President Allende by the Chilean Armed Forces

  • December 18, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation Between the Head of the Far Eastern Department in the East German Foreign Ministry Liebermann and Chinese Ambassador Peng Guang-wei on China's Intention to Establish Diplomatic Presence in West Berlin

    This memorandum of conversation between the Head of the Far East Department in the East German Foreign Ministry Liebermann and Chinese Ambassador Peng Guang-Wei refers to China's intention to establish diplomatic relations with West Berlin. The East German side stresses the fact that countries such as Hungary and Bulgaria also established diplomatic relations with West Berlin taking into considerations the conditions posed by the international law and that China should do the same.

  • December 19, 1973

    Letter from Adm. Polano to GA

    Letter from adm. Polano on the Italian Navy's nuclear program. The letter discusses the activities of the Committee for Military Applications of Nuclear Energy (CAMEN), Italy's preliminary project for an A Bomb, as well as the NPN as an enterprise of military interest.

  • December 21, 1973

    Joint State/Defense Message, “Questions Regarding Northern Limit Line"

    The U.S. Departments of State and Defense analyze North Korea's claims relating to the Northern Limit Line and the origins of the NLL.

  • December 22, 1973

    Memorandum for Secretary Kissinger from John A. Froebe, Jr., “Korean West Coast Island Situation"

    John A. Froebe, Jr., briefs Henry Kissinger on the Northern Limit Line Dispute.

  • 1974

    Analysis of the Romanian Attitude toward Maoism

    This document offers an East German assessment of Romania's attitude towards China. It emphasizes that the Romanian Communist Party approves of the Chinese Maoist line and agrees with Beijing's domestic and foreign policies. Romania's foreign policy is said to attribute the same importance to relations with China as to relations with the Soviet Union. It also notes that the Romanian government has given more publicity to the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and West Germany than it did to similar moves between East Germany and India. The authors identify an anti-Soviet bias in the Romanian position, which the authors believe undermines the unity of the Socialist countries.

  • 1974

    Letter from George B. Murphy, Jr., Fred J. Carrier, and Joseph Brandt

    The AKFIC's leadership calls on readers to lobby the U.S. Congress and other organizations to improve U.S.-North Korea relations.

  • 1974

    Draft Speech for John Vorster, 'Mocambique'

  • 1974

    A Letter to Congress: Appeal of Constituents and Voters to Our Elected Representatives in the Congress of the USA

    In the aftermath of a second overture to the U.S. Congress from North Korea’s Supreme People's Assembly, the AKFIC mobilized a letter-writing campaign among its supporters.

  • January, 1974

    The West Coast Korean Islands

    A Central Intelligence Agency assessment of the origins of the Northern Limit Line.

  • 1974

    North Korean Journey: A View of Workers’ Democracy

    Fred Carrier reports on a visit to North Korea made by the AKFIC in June-July 1973.

  • 1974

    Korea Must Be Reunified: A Call for Friendship between the Peoples of the United States and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

    Kim Il Sung praises the work of AKFIC for giving “wide publicity to our people’s struggle [in the United States]…exposing the fascist dictatorship of South Korean reactionaries…as well as U.S. aggression in Korea.”

  • January 07, 1974

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Telegram, 7 January 1974. Subject: Korean-Vietnamese relations

    The telegram speaks of the establishment of relations between North Korea and South Vietnam.

  • January 08, 1974

    DECREE of the Secretariat of the CC CPSU - An Appeal to the Leaders of the PDPA Groups 'Parcham' and 'Khalq'

    This document illustrates Moscow's fear regarding the instability and infighting among Afghan political parties, and its corresponding consequences for Soviet involvement in the Middle East.

  • January 09, 1974

    Conversation between Comrade V. V. Samoilov and Comrade Stark

    Comrade Samoilov informs Second Secretary Stark about the DPRK’s foreign trade, particularly about the development of economic relations and the trade volume between the DPRK and the PRC.

  • January 10, 1974

    Telegram from Damascus to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 031522, January 10, 1974

    The Foreign Ministry saying a newspaper is reporting that Romania is stopping Jewish emigration to Israel.