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  • March 19, 1990

    East Germany: Election Mandate for Near-Term Unification

    An analysis of the victory of Alliance for Germany in East German elections and its effects on the political climate in both Germanys.

  • March 21, 1990

    Letter from Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR, M. Moiseyev to L.H. Zaikov, 21 March 1990.

    The letter concerns Afghanistan and arms sales.

  • March 27, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Tuesday, 27 March 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 27 March 1990 describes the latest developments in the Soviet Union, Colombia, Kuwait, OPEC, Afghanistan, Cuba, Guatemala and El Salvador.

  • April 02, 1990

    Assessment by the Austrian Foreign Ministry, 'German Unity, State of affairs in April 1990'

    The document is an updated assessment of German reunification from the Austrian foreign ministry. The assessment begins with addressing three areas which include integrating economic and monetary systems, unifying under current legal framework, and the drop in GDR emigration after the 1990 elections. The next portion focuses on external relations including the new Four Power responsibilities, European political-military affairs, Poland's Western Border, the eradication of the Berlin agreement, and Western European countries influence specifically on intelligence activities. The final part solely concerns Western Germany's projected timeline for total reunification.

  • April 05, 1990

    CPSU CC Protocol #184/38, 05 April 1990

    This document concerns the meeting of the Politburo on the international division of the CPSU CC.

  • April 10, 1990

    Department of State, Memorandum from Abraham Sofaer to Mr. Kimmit, 'Pakistan Nuclear-Final Resolution of Pervez Case'

    Pervez’s lawyers had mounted an entrapment defense in 1987 and a Supreme Court decision relating to that defense (Matthews vs. United States) case made it possible for Pervez to launch successfully a bid for retrial on all of the counts. After plea bargaining discussions, a trial was avoided when Pervez pleaded nolo contendere to the count of illegal export of beryllium. He was released from prison on 4 April 1990 on the basis of time served.

  • April 12, 1990

    Resolution of the Secretary of the CC CPSU, 12 April 1990

    On changes in the composition of war councils of some autonomous republics and regions of the RSFSR.

  • April 20, 1990

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. P. Karpov and US Secretary of State J. Baker

    Karpov and Baker discuss negotiations for reductions to strategic arms, focusing on issues with the range for air-based cruise missiles and sea-based cruise missiles.

  • April 26, 1990

    Johann Plattner, Austrian Foreign Ministry, 'The General Secretary’s [Thomas Klestil] Political Exchange of Views in Bonn (24 April 1990)'

    The document entails interviews with several Austrian and German officials and recounts their views on various issues surrounding German reunification. The first is an interview with State Minister Adam-Schwater where the primary focus is monetary unification and budgetary restrictions for integration. The second interview is with State Secretary Sudhoff revolves around European issues such as the CSCE, security, border issues, and the time frame for reunification. The notes from State Secretary Lautenschlager reiterate the need for monetary integration in addition to expressing Austria's desire for a European Coalition. The fourth section are notes from both Chancellor Kohl and Ministerial Director Teltschik. In it they reiterate East Germany's desire for reintegration and outline four pressing needs - decisions from the 2+4 agreements, a new security structure, disarmament, and economic development. Finally there are notes from the CSCE Summit, where Austria is asked to evaluate other Eastern European countries (specifically Yugoslavia) and evaluate neutrality in a changing European order.

  • May 07, 1990

    Memorandum of Conversation Chancellor Franz Vranitzky – President François Mitterrand, Bordeaux

    The document is a summary of a meeting between French President Francois Mitterrand and Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky, and Vranitzky's ensuing presentation on democracy in Eastern Europe. This included Austria's duties and obligations to this process. Both ministers proceeded to reflect on their country's relationship with Germany both past and future.

  • May 08, 1990

    Memorandum of Conversation Chancellor Franz Vranitzky – Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, London

    The document contains a conversation between Chancellor Franz Vranitzky and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher begins with the state of internal affairs in Great Britain then relates its position to the European Union and role in German Unification. The conversation then turns to the role of Austria and its effort to join the European Commission. In the wake of problems in Eastern Europe, Thatcher stresses her preference for Western Europe to avoid involving itself in the counter movements.

  • May 11, 1990

    CPSU CC Protocol #187/18, 11 May 1990

    This protocol deals with military, defense, and economic matters of the Soviet Union. It also contains a report pertaining to Soviet relations with Ethiopia.

  • May 16, 1990

    CPSU CC Memo with extract of Politburo Protocol #187 of 16 May 1990 and other attachments

    Memo concerns a directive for the discussions with US Secretary of State James Baker between May 16 and 19, 1990 in Moscow. There are also attachments concerning the quantity of warheads , cooperation, and the armed forces of the US and USSR.

  • June 02, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 2 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Saturday, 2 June describes the latest developments in USSR, Liberia, Israel, EC, Angola, Taiwan-China and West Africa.

  • June 04, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Monday, 4 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Monday, 4 June 1990 describes the latest developments in Liberia, USSR, South Korea, Taiwan and West Africa.

  • June 05, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Tuesday, 5 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Tuesday, 5 June describes the latest developments in Liberia, South Africa, Iran, USSR, Yugoslavia, China and Taiwan.

  • June 06, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Wednesday, 6 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Wednesday, 6 June 1990 describes the latest developments in USSR, South Korea, Cambodia, South Africa and Nicaragua.

  • June 07, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 7 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Thursday, 7 June 1990 describes the latest developments in China, UK, USSR, Romania and Czechoslovakia.

  • June 08, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 8 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 8 June 1990 describes the latest developments in USSR, West Germany, Peru, Warsaw, Nepal, India, Jordan, Morocco and Bulgaria.

  • June 11, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Monday, 11 June 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for Monday, 11 June 1990 describes the latest developments in Canada, USSR, Liberia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, EC-Iran and Haiti.