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  • March 25, 1983

    Telegram No. BUE/101/1/82, K.F. Ernest, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Buenos Aires, Falkland Islands War

    Analysis after Argentina's defeat in the Falklands War.

  • March 30, 1983

    CIA Report, 'New Information on South Africa’s Nuclear Program and South African-Israeli Nuclear and Military Cooperation' (redacted)

    CIA report summaries new information on Israel-South African nuclear cooperation. According to the report, South Africa formerly launched its weapons program in 1973, and paused it in 1979 following the international discovery of the Kalahari nuclear test site. Military cooperation between South Africa and Israel is believed to be extensive, with continual contact between personnel and the large-scale sale of arms. Aside from the South African sale of depleted uranium to Israel in the mid-1970s, the CIA had no hard evidence of nuclear cooperation between the two.

  • April 01, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation Todor Zhivkov – John Silkin

  • April, 1983

    Draft letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens

    South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan writes to new Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens expressing the hope that relations with Israel may be strengthened and expanded under his tenure. Malan express concern about the military trade imbalance, stating that "it is of such a proportion that my government must of needs consider alternatives."

  • April 05, 1983

    Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Vietnam rejects claims put forth by Thailand that "Viet Nam has attacked civilian population at refugee camps along the Thai-Kampuchean border and intruded into Thai territory."

  • April 06, 1983

    Letter, Hungarian Foreign Ministry to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Hungary politely defers North Korea's request for training on a nuclear power plant to the Soviets.

  • April 07, 1983

    Letter from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens to South African Defense Minister Magnus Malan (redacted)

    In this redacted letter, Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Arens writes to South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan with concerns about difficulties with a project and South Africa's concerns about achieving a reciprocal balance of trade between the two countries.

  • April 11, 1983

    Statement of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesman

    The Vietnamese Foreign Ministry denounces the delivery to Thailand by the United States of military equipment.

  • April 11, 1983

    Letter with Opinion of Małgorzaty Mehnel–Szyc on Radio Free Europe and the Case against Zdzisław Najder

    RFE Polish Service Director Zdzisław Najder was, like Col. Ryszard Kuklinski and Polish ambassadors who defected after the imposition of martial law, sentenced to death in absentia for treason. This document is an “expert opinion” to the effect that Najder required CIA support to become Polish Service Director.

  • April 12, 1983

    Bulgarian State Security Information on Turkish Journal Publication "The Bulgarian Spies"

  • April 12, 1983

    Letter from Israeli Defense Force Chief of General Staff Rafael Eitan to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan

    Rafael Eitan writes to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to inform him that he is no longer IDF Chief of General Staff.

  • April 20, 1983

    Letter from Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan

    Ariel Sharon writes to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan thanking him for his letter.

  • April 22, 1983

    Payment of Subscription Fees

  • April 25, 1983

    Letter from V. Cherbikov to Gen. D. Stoyanov Thanking him for Materials on Argentina, India and Portugal

  • April 25, 1983

    Information of the Security Agencies of the VRB about Activities of the Iranian Government against the Iranian People’s Party (Tudeh)

    Report attempts to analyze the internal and external factors influencing the arrest and trial of members of the People's Party of Iran (Tudeh).

  • April 26, 1983

    Communist Report about National Parties

  • April 29, 1983

    MAE DAP Memo on INF and START

    MAE DAP memo on prospective US-USSR INF and START negotiations, Soviet position and objectives, role of Europe in promoting an intermediate solution for INF. The paper addresses also the issue of the deployment in Western Europe of Pershing II and Cruise missiles, and discusses consultation in Atlantic Council with amb. E. Rowny on European role question in START talks.

  • May 01, 1983

    'Iranian Intelligence Service IRNA: "More on Espionage Confession from Leaders of the Tudeh Party"'

    The leader of the Tudeh Party, Noureddin Kianouri, confesses to sharing information with the Soviet Union and using his Party to aid in Soviet espionage.

  • May 01, 1983

    Report on the secret talks of the representatives of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan and the German Social-Democratic Party in Hungary

    This document provides a summary of a meeting between Afghani and Hungarian political parties, which took place in Hungry. The SPD stated it would not interven in Afghan politics, and, despite its important role in international politics, did not mention the Soviet’s role in the Middle East. Despite ideologcal differences, both countires pledged to develop formal diplomatic relations.

  • May, 1983

    A. Ross Johnson, 'Political Leadership in Yugoslavia; Evolution of the League of Communists' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

    This May 1983 RAND Report examines the dynamics of political leadership and prospects for leadership stability in post-Tito Yugoslavia. It analyzes the evolution of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia (LCY) since the late 1960s and the enhanced role of its constituent republican and provincial LCY organizations. It traces the devolution of power within the LCY that resulted in decentralized leadership authority and decision-making based on interregional consensus. It recommends shifting appraisals of the Yugoslav leadership from the federal to the republican/provincial level. (An abridged classified version of this Report was issued in November 1983, and two declassified releases of the abridged version are referenced as Related Documents.)