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  • February, 1980

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Special Project Division, 'Proliferation Analysis and International Assessments'

    This issue of Proliferation Analysis and International Assessments includes a heavily excised article on Iraq, a piece on South Africa’s security prospects, and a apparently a third essay that has been wholly exempted. The essay on South Africa’s nuclear aims suggests that the arguments pro and con for a nuclear capability to deal with regional security threats are so powerful that “internal political and bureaucratic” consideration are probably more relevant for nuclear decisions.

  • February 01, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Geneva to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 1, 1980, 028565, Secret

    An announcement by the ambassador of North Korea that Pyongyang is ready to make concessions toward South Korea.

  • 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, 1980

    Telegram, from Steward New York to Secextern FA, Kaapstad, Meeting with T Kangai, ZANU’s representative in New York

    T Kangai assures that ZANU has a majority support in Zimbabwe, and that if they form a majority government they will establish stability in the state. South Africa and White Rhodesian's have nothing to worry of a ZANU victory.

  • February 01, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision

  • February 02, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 2, 1980, 057040, Secret

    North Korea is worried that its outreach to South Korea "didn't produce the anticipated response from the opposition in South Korea."

  • 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

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 7, 1980, 057053, Secret

    Summary of proposals and requests made during the first meeting in Panmunjom between the delegations of two Koreas

  • 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 12, 1980

    Telegram No. 146 from Brasília to Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires, 'Nuclear Energy. Brazil-Argentina Cooperation. Visit by President of CNEA'

    The telegram reports the visit of Admiral Castro Madero to Brazil between 28 and 30 January 1980 and his meetings with the presidents of the National Nuclear Energy Commission, Nuclebrás, and with the representatives of the Ministries of Energy and Foreign Relations. During the meetings, they talked about possible areas of cooperation and the signature of an agreement.

  • 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.

  • February 16, 1980

    Ciphered Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report from the Hungarian Embassy in India explaining that in the view of the Indian government, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan threatens regional stability as it could invite American and/or Chinese intervention.

  • February 16, 1980

    Ciphered Telegram No. 43, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report from the Hungarian Embassy in India explaining that in the view of the Indian government, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan threatens regional stability as it could invite American and/or Chinese intervention.

  • February 18, 1980

    Memorandum, Secretary of State Vance to President Carter, Enclosing Gerard C. Smith Report to the President, 'Nonproliferation Strategy for 1980 and Beyond'

    The memorandum conveys Smith's proposal of rethinking US nonproliferation policy on reprocessing.

  • February 19, 1980

    Assisting the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in Strengthening the Mass Media

    A plan to build a pro-Soviet, anti-counterevolutionary media campagin, in Afghanistan. The plan includes an intenship program for the "Bakhtar" Afghan News Agency in Moscow.

  • February 21, 1980

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 21, 1980, 057069, Secret

    Report of the second meeting of the North and South Korean delegations, discussing the preparation for the talks between the prime ministers of the two countries.

  • February 26, 1980

    Telegram, Personal for Secretary, Group Evaluation of Rhodesian Situation

    Analysis claiming that Bishop will gain majority of votes in the election. Discuss possibility of coup d'etat by security forces should Mugabe win majority of votes.

  • February 27, 1980

    Memorandum from John N. McMahon to Director of Central Intelligence

    Memorandum of suggestions for Polish officials in case of national security threat.

  • February 27, 1980

    Memorandum from John M. McMahon to the Director of Central Intelligence, '[Redacted] Report'

    McMahon forwards a translation of a Polish-language document containing information on the Polish government's planning for "increased threat for Poland's security."