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  • 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

    Letter from George Kennan to John Foster Leich

    Kennan asks Leich to add an appraisal of the efforts of the Free Europe Commission at the end of Leich's article on the Commission.

  • 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 22, 1989

    Ministry for State Security, 'Information about Aspects of the Current Domestic and Foreign Policy Situation of China'

    An analysis of Chinese domestic policy and the future of its economy. A report is also written about Jiang Zemin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CCP.

  • 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, 1989

    Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Newsbrief, Number 7

    A compilation of the latest news, events, and publications related to nuclear weapons and nuclear non-proliferation. The “Newsbrief” was produced by the PPNN and personally edited by Ben Sanders.

  • 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

  • October 06, 1989

    East Germany: Troubled 40th Anniversary

    An analysis of Gorbachev's forthcoming visit to East Germany amidst growing public dissent.

  • October 07, 1989

    Record of Conversation between M.S. Gorbachev and Members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Socialist United Party of Germany

    Gorbachev speaks about perestroika and the necessity of political reforms in both the Soviet Union and East Germany.

  • October 09, 1989

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Berlin to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Berlin to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding protests in East Berlin on the anniversary of the GDR calling for following the model of the Soviet Union and liberalizing

  • October 11, 1989

    Excerpt from the Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev

    Chernyaev records Gorbachev's frustrations with Honecker following meeting with him in Berlin.