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  • July 27, 1988

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Workshop of the HLTF on the conventional stability in Europe (Casale di Villa Madama, 25th-26th July 1988)'

    Summary of the informal session of the High-Level Task Force seminar on Conventional Arms Control.

  • October 18, 1988

    Note about a Meeting between Erich Honecker and Qiao Shi

    Erich Honecker and Qiao Shi discuss economic and political reform in China, attempts to foster Sino-Soviet rapprochement, and East German and Chinese attitudes toward chemical and nuclear weapons.

  • December 05, 1988

    Report on the Visit of the Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to India

    This document describes events during the visit of the Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to India in November 1988. Talks cover the question of nuclear disarmament and a number regional conflicts. With respect to Afghanistan, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi supports the Geneva Agreement and the initiation of an inner-Afghan dialogue. He stresses the importance of keeping President Najibullah in power. During the visit several agreements on trade and cooperation in scientific matters are signed.

  • 1989

    Concept Paper on Military Cooperation with Foreign (Non-Socialist) Countries for the Period 1990-1995

    This concept paper addresses the need to base decisions about the nature of military cooperation on the Soviet Union’s long term goal of ending the arms race and moving toward disarmament. It also details how this decision-making should look in specific developing countries in which the Soviet Union has an interest.

  • February 01, 1989

    Ciphered Telegram No. 19, Embassy of Hungary in the Soviet Union to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Lengthy report on India's current domestic and foreign policies. Includes discussion of India's upcoming parliamentary elections and preparations by Rajiv Gandhi and the Congress Party. Foreign relations in Asia with countries such as China, Cambodia, and Afghanistan are discussed, as well as India's involvement in disarmament talks through the Six Nation Five Continent Peace Initiative. Lastly, India's relationship with the Soviet Union in foreign policy and trade is described.

  • February 25, 1989

    Letter from United States Mission to NATO to Permanent Representative of Italy Francesco P. Fulci with two attachments on 'US Position on SNF' and 'Status of US-FRG Discussions on SNF'

    The US permanent representative to NATO, Alton Keel, sends his Italian counterpart Fulci two brief documents about NATO's short-range nuclear forces.

  • June 27, 1989

    Letter from NATO Deputy General Secretary Marcello Guidi to Minister Andreotti

    NATO's Deputy Secretary General Marcello Guidi writes to Foreign Minister Andreotti at the end of his term volunteering his rather optimistic views on the developments in East-West relations and NATO during the past three years. Key topics include disarmament, the German question, and the future role of NATO.

  • October 23, 1989

    Bush-Kohl Telephone Conversation on the Situation in Eastern Europe

    Telephone conversation between President George H. W. Bush and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl on the situation in Eastern Europe.

  • January 31, 1990

    South Africa Defence Force, 'Programme for Dismantling of Weapons'

    General Geldenhuys clarifies the South African Defence Force's Command and Control Procedures for removal of weapons from weapon vaults.

  • February 26, 1990

    Republic of South Africa, 'Dismantling of Nuclear Weapons'

    Authorization signed by State President F. W. de Klerk to begin dismantling South Africa's nuclear weapons.

  • June 26, 1990

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'SNF negotiations'

    The document describes the state of the SNF negotiations that Italy and West Germany started pushing for in 1989.

  • August 06, 1991

    Neil Briscoe, 'Notes of the Secretary-General's meeting with the Permanent Observer of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the United Nations'

    DPRK Ambassador addresses DPRK's position on denuclearization of Korea peninsula and mentions a proposal to submit Presidential draft resolutions to the Security Council and to the General Assembly regarding the UN membership application.

  • March 14, 1995

    Report, M. Hough, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 'Disarmament and Arms Control with Specific Reference to the RSA'

    Report on the current status of South African disarmament and arms control.