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  • September 07, 1989

    Special Analysis: USSR: The Option of Force in the Baltics

    An analysis of the Soviet posture toward the Baltic's movements for greater autonomy.

  • September 07, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 7 September 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 7 September1989 describes the latest developments in the United States, Colombia, South Africa, Lebanon, Netherlands, Poland, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Belize, Bolivia, Argentina, and Iran.

  • September 08, 1989

    Ambassadors’ Conference at the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna

    Summary of discussion between Austrian Foreign Minister Erich Maximilian Schmid and ambassadors from Belgium, Finland, Yugoslavia, Luxembourg, and Sweden about the state of Eastern Europe, the decline of the arms race, and Western reactions to German Reunification.

  • September 10, 1989

    Letter from GDR Ambassador to Hungary, Gerd Vehres, to Foreign Minister Osker Fischer

    A letter from Gerd Vehres to Oskar Fischer detailing aspects of his conversation with Rezso Nyers in Vehres complains about Hungary opening its border to allow GDR citizens to illegally travel to Austria.

  • September 12, 1989

    East Germany: Emigration Raises Pressure

    An analysis of Hungary's pressure on East Germany to replace Honecker and tighten travel restrictions.

  • September 14, 1989

    USSR: Baltic Parties Pressing Ahead

    An analysis of the Baltic governments' actions despite Soviet Central Committee condemnation.

  • September 19, 1989

    CPSU CC Memo with excerpt of Protocol #165/30, 19 September 1989

    Concerns Soviet ties to Mengistu Haile Mariam of Ethiopia.

  • September 19, 1989

    Implementing Agreement between United States Department of Defense and Italian Ministry of Defense, 'Italy - US (about Patriot)'

    Implementing agreement for the Patriot system between Italy and USA. Attached also correspondence between Secretary of Defense Cheney and Minister of Defense Martinazzoli.

  • September 19, 1989

    Analysis by Envoy Thomas Nowotny, 'The Specter of German Reunification'

    The report discusses the conflicting views from countries such as the US and USSR surrounding German Reunification. It later explains predicted demographics, economics, and military prowess of a unified Germany.

  • September 22, 1989

    Presidential National Security Directive 23, "Untied States Relations with the Soviet Union"

    Presidential directive from George Bush regarding the changing nature of relations between the Soviet Union and the United States and the end of US containment policy.

  • September 22, 1989

    East Germany: Prospects After Honecker

    An analysis of what a new East German government may look like.

  • September 23, 1989

    USSR: Challenges from Nationalist Reformers in the Ukraine

    An analysis of nationalist movements and potential reformist legislation in Ukraine.

  • September 23, 1989

    USSR: Succession in the Ukraine

    An analysis of Shcherbitskiy's ousting from the Ukrainian Politburo.

  • September 23, 1989

    Record of Conversation Between Mikhail Gorbachev and Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher

    Gorbachev and Thatcher discuss reforms in the Soviet Union and issues with inter-ethnic tensions. Thatcher states that she is not in support of German unification.

  • September 27, 1989

    Note on Meeting with Comrade Ri Jong-geun on 27 September 1989

    Ri Jong-geun follows up on East German-North Korean cooperation in managing North Korean nationals living in Germany.

  • September 29, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 29 September 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 29 September 1989 describes the latest developments in China, Tunisia, the Soviet Union, Ecuador, Peru, Yugoslavia, Iraq, Philippines, Indonesia, Iran, and Brazil.

  • September 30, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 30 September 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 30 September 1989, describes the latest developments in Lebanon, Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Philippines, the United States, Greece, Hungary, El Salvador, Panama, Thailand, and Nicaragua.

  • October 04, 1989

    East German Ministry of State Security, 'Nuclear, Chemical, and Ballistic Missile Potential of Selected Threshold Countries' (excerpt)

    Iraq's WMD capacity as of October 1989 from Stasi Perspective

  • October 04, 1989

    Excerpt of a Politburo Meeting

    Gorbachev comments on how communist parties should deal with unrest, such as what took place in Beijing in June 1989.

  • October 05, 1989

    Excerpt From the Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev

    Excerpt from the diary of Anatoly Chernyaev discussing Gorbachev’s upcoming visit to the GDR to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and Chernyaev’s comments on the collapse of the socialist system