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New Evidence on the Polish Crisis 1980-1981

Introduction by Malcolm Byrne ***Jaruzelski, the Soviet Union, and the Imposition of Martial Law in Poland: New Light on the Mystery of December 1981 by Mark Kramer ***The Anoshkin Notebook on the Polish Crisis, December 1981 translation and annotation by Mark Kramer, commentary by Wojciech Jaruzelski ***"The Assistance Of Warsaw Pact Forces Is Not Ruled Out" by Pawel Machcewicz ***Reflections on the Polish Crisis by Francis J. Meehan ***Colonel Kuklinski and the Polish Crisis, 1980-81 by Mark Kramer ***The Czechoslovak Communist Regime and The Polish Crisis 1980-1981 by Oldrich Tuma ***The Hungarian Party Leadership and the Polish Crisis of 1980-1981 by Janos Tischler ***Moscow's Man in the SED Politburo and the Crisis in Poland in Autumn of 1980 by Michael Kubina ***Bulgaria and the Political Crises in Czechoslovakia (1968) and Poland (1980/1981) by Jordan Baev ***"In Case Military Assistance Is Provided To Poland": Soviet Preparations for Military Contingencies, August 1980 introduced and translated by Mark Kramer ***More Documents on the Polish Crisis, 1980-1981***

Declassified Documents on Korean Armistice Agreement Featured on the Digital Archive

NKIDP has released a collection of Russian, Chinese, and Polish documents on the armistice negotiations which span the nearly two-year period of talks (July 1951-July 1953). The documents shed new light on North Korean, Soviet, and Chinese strategic thinking toward the conflict and the armistice.

Sport and Politics on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea and the 1988 Seoul Olympics

NKIDP e-Dossier No. 3, "Sport and Politics on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea and the 1988 Seoul Olympics," includes sixty documents on North Korea’s efforts to co-host the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Featuring an introduction by Sergey Radchenko, the documents offer an unprecedented window into North Korea's negotiating strategies and shed new light on inter-Korean relations and the DPRK’s foreign relations at the end of the Cold War.

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project