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  • November 24, 1989

    Memorandum of Conversation Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky and East German Prime Minister Hans Modrow, East-Berlin

    The conversation details various changes needed in the GDR, including within the economy, electoral law, and foreign relations. They further discuss Austria's role in the two German states.

  • November 24, 1989

    Information by the East German Office of National Security on the Austrian Assessment of the Situation in the GDR and the Development of Austrian–East German Relations, Berlin (East)

    The document recounts the discussion between party officials from Austria's People's Party and Socialist Party in regards to changing developments in East and West Germany. Based on historical, political, and economic precedent, the overwhelming sentiment is against reunification. However, due to the rapidness of political events in the GDR the Socialist Party had yet to decide how to react. The parties then outline a plan to establish connections from both East and West German leadership as well as resistance movements in Hungary, Poland, and Yugoslavia.

  • November 25, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 25 November 1989

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 25 Nov 1989 describes the latest developments in Czechoslovakia, Lebanon, East Germany, Western Europe, the Soviet Union, South Africa, El Salvador, Uruguay, India, and NATO-Warsaw Pact.

  • November 26, 1989

    List of Goals by the Civic Forum, 26 November 1989

    The Civic Forum, the organizing voice for Czech opposition groups during the Velvet Revolution, outlines their goals for a future Czechoslovak Republic. This includes new program goals including individual rights, the political system, foreign policy, national economy, social justice, the environment, and culture.

  • November 27, 1989

    Czechoslovakia: Party Under the Gun

    An analysis of the Czechoslovak Communist Party and its decision to add seven new Presidium members.

  • November 27, 1989

    Czechoslovakia: Sweeping Leadership Changes

    An analysis of the Czechoslovak Communist Party's responses to public demands by adding new members to the Presidium.

  • November 27, 1989

    Romania: Party Congress Underscores Ceausescu's Isolation

    An analysis of Ceausescu's unanimous victory in the Party Congress.

  • November 27, 1989

    Western Ukraine: Drive for Independence

    An analysis of independence movements in Western Ukraine and the role of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.

  • November 27, 1989

    Special Analysis: USSR: Ukrainian Politics Come Alive

    An analysis of Ukraine's popular front, Rukh, and its potential effects on Communist rule in.

  • November 28, 1989

    Ciphered Telegram No. 219, Embassy of Hungary in Pakistan to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Short report on India's response to Pakistan's purchase of a nuclear reactor from China.

  • November 28, 1989

    Teleprint, Information on the Conclusions of Nationwide Party Congress held in Prague

    The objectives of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia are outlined, as a result of the nationwide party congress on 28 November in Prague.

  • November 28, 1989

    Special Analysis: Germanys: Betrothed, No Date Set

    An analysis of the future of relationship between East and West Germany and their potential unification.

  • November 28, 1989

    Internal Organization of the Civic Forum

    Internal organization of the Civic Forum – structure, function, and areas of concern

  • December 28, 1989

    The Position of the Civic Forum and Public Against Violence Toward the Negotiations with Czechoslovak Prime Minister Ladislav Adamec, Prague

    The Position of the Civic Forum and Public Against Violence Toward the Negotiations with Czechoslovak Prime Minister Ladislav Adamec, Prague, discussing demands for condemnation of 1968 invasion and promises made by the Prime Minister to the Civic Forum

  • November 28, 1989

    Decision About the Measures Regarding the Decision of the KGB Collegium of the USSR of 5 September 1989, 'About the Tasks of the State Security Services of the USSR Regarding the Defense of the Soviet Constitutional Regime'

    In response to the increase of anti-Soviet and Romanian nationalist propaganda, the Moldavian KGB decides to form a new organization, Section 3, "to provide a principled basis for the activity concerning the defense of the Soviet constitutional regime." Detailed instructions are given for the new Sections operations and activities.

  • November 29, 1989

    Czechoslovakia: Government Agrees to Share Power

    An analysis of the Czechoslovak regime's decision to respond to public demands and host free elections.

  • November 29, 1989

    Instructions of the Coordinating Center of the Civic Forum for the Local Forums with a Recommendation for Policy Toward the Communists, Prague

    Instructions of the Coordinating Center of the Civic Forum for the Local Forums with a Recommendation for Policy Toward the Communists and information on how to deal with Communists infiltrating the Civic Forum branches

  • December 01, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 1 December 2019

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 1 December 1989 describes the latest developments in Eastern Europe, USSR, Taiwan, Italy, Iran and Bulgaria.

  • December 02, 1989

    Czechoslovakia: Communist Party Falling Apart

    An analysis of the political climate in Czechoslovakia and its effects on the Communist Party.

  • December 02, 1989

    East Germany: Communist Party Loses its Legal Monopoly

    An analysis of the East German Communist Party, its loss of legal power, and forthcoming free elections.