NumberAuthor/AuthorsDocument titleDateDigital version
1Carter J.Carter’s nomination speech where he underlines the main points of his foreign policy program: the involvement of the Soviet Union in a more cooperative world order, reduction of strategic arsenals , prevention of conflicts, struggle for the spread of freedom in the world, implementation of the Helsinki agreement, closer links with Eastern Europe,  normalization and further improvement of relations with China, encouragement of the emergence of independent states in Southeast Asia, solving global problems  14.09.1976Img113 img114 Img115 img116 Img117 img118 Img119 img120 Img121 img122 img123
2Jimmy Carter“Telegram to Eugene Gold, Chairman, National Conference on Soviet Jewry from Jimmy Carter” on freedom of religion and free emigration1977?Img019
3Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Comments on the economic activity statistics for 1976 released by the USSR: industrial production, industrial labor productivity, agriculture the government of Somalia strongly resents Soviet arms deal with Ethiopia and that Somalia tries to broaden its arms supplies sources, but is unlikely to break ties with the USSR completely.]21.01.1977zb_daily_1-21-77.pdf
4Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Soviet reactions to Carter’s Inauguration: G.Arbatov, director of the Moscow’s USA Institute, praised Carter’s speech for readiness to improve international political climate and noted that completion of SALT and MBFR agreements and Middle East peace settlement should be priority tasks for the USA and the USSR, also noting the need for the new administration to mitigate the effect of the negative campaign against the Soviet Union by some US circles.]22.01.1977zb_daily_1-22-77.pdf
5Brzezinski Z. Memorandum for the President. [On Sino-Soviet border dispute: the U.S. consulate in Hong Kong notes that the progress in settling the dispute peacefully is likely though the official stances of China and the USSR haven’t changed.]24.01.1977zb_daily_1-24-77.pdf
6Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [The statement of an official at the Mexican Foreign Ministry that Mexico should tighten its relations with the USA and Canada.]25.01.1977zb_daily_1-25-77.pdf
7Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [The debate about military modernization in China, the Cyprus’s call for a U.S.-EC initiative instead of a U.S.-French-West German effort. The oil price compromise within OPEC (to increase the price) is receiving support of the member-states.]02.02.1977zb_daily_2-2-77.pdf
8Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Arms  restrictions intensify Egypt’s search for western equipment. Franco-Israeli relations remain strained. PRC is concerned over Bangkok-Taiwan ties]05.02.1977zb_daily_2-5-77.pdf
9Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Seoul, in response to US concern over human rights, loosens up, slightly, constraints against domestic dissent, but the trend could be reversed at any time. Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, the Vice President of Cuba’s council of ministers, commented on US-Cuban relations in his interview to BBC – his remarks were less conciliatory than before. Soviets expand military aid foothold in Peru.]07.02.1977zb_daily_2-7-77.pdf
10Brzezinski Z. Memorandum for the President. [Panamanian Foreign Minister Boyd continues to be more optimistic than General Torrijos regarding the Canal negotiations. Peking provided official guidance on Sino-US relations to PRC officials overseas – any new initiatives on normalization must come from the US. Leaders of the Spanish, French and Italian Communist Parties will meet in Madrid to discuss the probability of giving support to the Spanish Communist party]08.02.1977zb_daily_2-8-77.pdf
11Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [A number of factors augur well for the future of democratic government in Portugal, however the economic slide or Communist-inspired unionists’ sabotage could destabilize the situation. Cuba plans aid to Uganda.]09.02.1977zb_daily_2-9-77.pdf
12Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Castro comments on US relations. Chirac’s prospects for Paris mayoral elections weaken the President Giscard.]10.02.1977zb_daily_2-10-77.pdf
13Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [India’s president Ahmed died. President  Asad is continuing control over the security apparatus, so he will remain in power at least through the coming months, however he will be constrained in negotiations by the  opposition.]11.02.1977zb_daily_2-11-77.pdf
14Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Soviets can play only a marginal role in Cyprus settlement process.Iran cuts military budget. ]12.02.1977zb_daily_2-12-77.pdf
15Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [“Pravda” scores West on slander about violations of human rights. Qadhafi still buys non-communist arms. Kuwaiti Oil Minister told that OPEC could reach a compromise on oil prices in spring.]14.02.1977zb_daily_2-14-77.pdf
16Jody Powell“White House Memorandum”  on Soviet dissidents and making the Soviets aware of need for the USA to have domestic support of arms control initiatives, and visible progress on human rights would be helpful21.02.1977Img002, Img003
17Bob Lipshutz“White House typed cover  sheet” to Bob Lipshutz and others with handwritten annotations, forwarded to Rick Hutcheson by Robert Lipshutz21.02.1977, 22.02.1977Img001
18Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. “Weekly National Security Report” #2. Opinions – the USSR is willing to pursue SALT, especially in the view of its weak positions in the Middle East and poor relations with China.  Concerns – American policy in the East Asia lacks coherence because the Soviet dimension of policy in this region is not articulate. Reactions – the USSR published part of the text on SALT press conference, but Pravda denounced Carter’s initiative on human rights. Alerts- a short notice that Bukovskiy is to visit the White House next week.26.02.1977zb_weekly_report_2.pdf
19Brzezinski Z. “Weekly National Security Report” #3. Alerts: West Germany insists that the USA holds consultations with its allies prior to talks on strategic arms with the USSR. Reactions: Bukovskiy’s visit to the White House received a massive press coverage, with most foreign papers stressing that human rights issues are indivisible in the whole world.05.03.1977zb_weekly_report_3.pdf
20Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [China shows guarded optimism about American strong policy in dealing with Moscow. Poll results show a dramatic increase of popularity of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau. King Husayn was pessimistic on Middle East prospects during his visit to Britain.]09.03.1977zb_daily_3-9-77.pdf
21Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Israeli press editorialized that the Rabin visit to the US has brought the US closer to the Israeli interpretation of a final peace. Cuban leaders intend to make Africa a major focus of foreign policy. Several Republic of China officials comment that recognition of Peking and Taipei as separate governments within one state is the least objectionable in the event the US recognizes the PRC.  French Foreign Minister rejected EC President’s participation in economic summit.]11.03.1977zb_daily_3-11-77.pdf
22Brzezinski Z.“Weekly National Security Report” #4 . Opinions: particular proposals on SALT should be articulated to the USSR shortly, several options are presented in the report. Facts: the USSR tries to increase its arms sales to South America and Southern Africa.11.03.1977zb_weekly_report_4.pdf
23Brzezinski, Z.Memorandum for the President. Soviet Ambassador to the GDR conducted a press conference  to accuse allied military in violating the 1971 Quadripartite agreement. Rhodesia suspects Botswana in preparation for war. Philipine muslim insurgency may produce Marcos's additional demands in  U.S. base negotiations. East Asian Attitudes Towards U.S. Normalization with Vietnam14.03.1977zb_daily_3-14-77.pdf
24Brzezinski, Z.Memorandum for the President. The pending CSCE Belgrade Conference is expected to discuss human rights violations in the Soviet bloc, with parties preparing their strategies. A stalemate in Sino-Soviet border talks due to  disagreements on agenda.15.03.1977zb_daily_3-15-77.pdf
25Brzezinski, Z. Memorandum for the President. Due to flights performed by Guinean air forces using Soviet TU-95 aircraft the Soviet are supplied with quality intelligence information. The Greek raise their concerns about forthcoming air-sea military exercise to be performed by Turkey in the Aegean Sea16.03.1977zb_daily_3-16-77.pdf
26Brzezinski, Z.Memorandum for the President. In response to the increase in oil sales Iran and Kuwait announced pledged to raise oil prices. Castro's trip to Africa is aimed to secure alliance with Ethiopia, which is likely to shrink further the U.S. influence in East Africa. Italian government unsuccessfully holds talks with employers and trade-unions over the ways reduce the excessive cost of labor.]17.03.1977zb_daily_3-17-77.pdf
27Brzezinski, Z.Memorandum for the President. The cancellation or rejection of arms sales credits to Latin American countries may decrease the US leverage in the region and spur the growth of the third countries arms supplies. Castro meant to promote reconciliation in the conflict between Ethiopia and Somali during his visit to Ethiopia. Soviet Union Denies Violation of Human Rights through official sources and “Pravda”18.03.1977zb_daily_3-18-77.pdf
28Brzezinski Z.“Weekly National Security Report” #5 Reactions: the USSR broadcast covered the main points of Carter’s UN address on SALT, but a publication in Pravda denied any human rights violations in the Soviet Union.  A cable message was received in the USA from an editor in Poland, praising Carter’s approach to human rights and his letter to Sakharov.18.03.1977zb_weekly_report_5.pdf
29Brzezinski, Z.Memorandum for the President. Japan aspires to expand its commitment in South-East Asia despite the internal pressure. It will coordinate its efforts with the U.S. and will conduct formal consultations with ASEAN21.03.1977zb_daily_3-21-77.pdf
30Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Podgorny is visiting  Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia with the primary goal being to ensure friendship with Mozambique. General Torrijos of Panama suggested a compromise on the Canal issue during his meeting with the U.S. Ambassador.]22.03.1977zb_daily_3-22-77.pdf
31Carter J.Letter to Brezhnev where Carter shares his hope that the forthcoming visit of the US Secretary of State to Moscow will be successful]24.03.1977Img109 img110
32Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Guyanese leader expresses his intention to improve relations with the U.S. A major industrial party conference to discuss the Fifth Five-Year Plan in China is expected to reveal certain problems with respect to Chinese agriculture, coal, steel production and railroads, which may affect the imports strategy: China is likely to import less advanced equipment.]25.03.1977zb_daily_3-25-77.pdf
33Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Latin American leaders apprehensively reacted to the news of the impending U.S. - Cuban talks. A study of the Soviet civil defense system reveals that it is aimed largely at defending the top leadership and largest industrial centers, the threat being China as well as America. Podgorny commented on the Indian ocean Arms limitation saying that USSR did not have military bases in the Indian Ocean, the implication being an intention to sidestep of stonewall this proposal at the forthcoming talks.]26.03.1977zb_daily_3-26-77.pdf
34Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [The conflict between Pakistan's Prime Minister Bhutto and the opposition is escalating. Bhutto is undertaking hard security measures. Palestine Liberation Organization aspires for participation in the Geneva process. Arafat strengthens his leadership positions.]28.03.1977zb_daily_3-28-77.pdf
35Brzezinski Z.Memorandum for the President. [Sadat is looking forward to his trip to Washington, though Foreign Minister Fahmi fears that the discussions will result in little substance. Peking is now convinced that US statements on human rights is not a gimmick, but an aspect of US policy and pleased about it. Podgorny in Africa criticized a Western double standard on human rights.]29.03.1977zb_daily_3-29-77.pdf
36Oral note after the meeting of Secretary of State with Zbigniew Brzezinski. Readiness to change relations between the USA and the USSR to the better by joint effort, importance of reducing arms race and signing a new SALT agreement.03.06.1977img085 img086 img087
37Toon M.“Department of State Telegram”  “CSCE Approaches to Soviet Union and East”Img035
38Goldberg“Department of State Incoming Telegram” “Belgrade CSCE: Ambassador Goldberg’s Human Rights Speech”, raising Helsinki Final Act, cases of named Soviet dissidents09.11.1977Img036  Img037
39Arthur J. Goldberg, Ambassador-at-large“Interim report on the Belgrade conference”, addressed to the President18.11.1977Img048 Img049 Img050
40“Human rights strategy for Belgrade” a formal statement of US policy at the meeting1977-1978?Img053
41“Belgrade Objectives” an informal summary of key questions and US policy at the meeting1977-1978?Img051 Img052
42President CarterPersonal message for Arthur Goldberg from the President, congratulating him on showing U.S. commitment to the Helsinki Final Act and  Human Rights generally in Belgrade1978?Img033 Img034
43Joyce Starr«White House Memorandum for: Robert Lipshutz re: Attendance at CSCE Strategy Meeting, Department of State, January 10, 1978”, note summarizing the results of the meeting11.01.1978Img039
44Bob Lipshutz, Zbig Brzezinski«White House Memorandum re: Meetings with Representatives of Citizens of Foreign Countries Relating to Human Rights Matters and Similar Situations”  demanding coordination on Human Rights actions and statements31.01.1978Img040
45«Biweekly update on Belgrade Conference»  with description of Western efforts and Soviet strategy, and a consideration of future action08.02.1978img054img055
46-“The Helsinki Monitor Basket. Three . The Gluzman Case”  About the formation of the Committee to Free Dr Semyon Gluzman and the proclamation of the 1978 as the “Year of Semyon Gluzman”, with a short description of the case.02.03.1978img056
47Joyce Starr“White House memorandum re: Belgrade CSCE trip, February15 – February 24: observations and recommendations”, addressed to Robert Lipshutz03.03.1978Img042 Img043 Img044 Img045 Img046 Img047
48Secretary of State Vance“Statement on Orlov” Released at a press briefing, noon, 18.05.1978, copy to American Embassy and Consulate in USSR01.05.1978Img041
49Staff of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe„The Right to Know, the Right to Act. Documents of Helsinki Dissent from the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Compiled and edited by the staff of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe”. A cover to the documents  in files  img058, img059, img060, img06201.05.1978img057
50Professor Vilem Precan“Czechoslovakia An Introduction to Charter ‘77” Summary of the history and aims of Charter 77 after 15 months of its existence. It has been wrongly called an opposition group by foreign correspondents, its essence is a call to “full and active citizenship”. Claims that unlike in the USSR, in Czechoslovakia dissidents express the opinion of the majority of citizens01.05.1978img058 img059 img060 img062
51Joyce Starr, Human Rights Coordinator“White House Memorandum to: Robert Lipshutz re: Human Rights Policy and Coordination” on the conflict between various government agencies in re policy on human rights in the Soviet Union, with recommendations18.06.1978Img011 Img012 Img013 Img014
52Joyce Starr, Human Rights Coordinator“Memorandum for Robert Lipshutz” Cover sheet for 3 memoranda on ”Our Human Rights Policy and Coordination”, “CSCE: Failure of U.S. Diplomacy”, “The Impending Resignation of Ambassador Arthur Goldberg”19.06.1978Img010
53Joyce Starr,  Cliff Brody“White House Memorandum to: Robert Lipshutz re: CSCE: Failure of U.S. Diplomacy”  on the failure of U.S. embassies to translate public statements on human rights into specific messages.19.06.1978Img015 Img016
54Joyce Starr“White House Memorandum to: Robert Lipshutz re: Arthur Goldberg”, Ambassador-at-large for CSCE and appointment of a replacement19.06.1978Img017 Img018
55Secretary of State Vance“Statement by Secretary of State Vance”  with handwritten deletion on Soviet trials of dissidents and plans to bring them up at a meeting with  Gromyko08.07.1978Img023 Img024
56Joe Aragon“White House Memorandum for Hamilton Jordan, Subject: Human Rights”, on the ineffectiveness of White House human rights policy and inaction at embassy level07.08.1978Img020 Img021 Img022
57Brzezinski ZbigniewMemorandum of conversation between Ambassador Anatoliy Dobrynin and Zbigniew Brzezinski  about the future relations between the Soviet Union and the US, terms of a SALT agreement and  human rights issues20.09.1978img124 img125
58Senator Henry M. JacksonRemarks by Senator Henry M. Jackson at the Coalition For A Democratic Majority Human Rights Dinner on the U.S. role in supporting human rights and peace in the Middle East01.10.1978 (speech made 30.09.1978)Img025 Img026 Img027 Img028 Img029 Img030 Img031
59Brezhnev L.Unofficial translation of the letter to President Carter. Concerns about a possibility of the US military interference in Iran17.11.1978Img111 img112
60The President J. Carter, Secretary Vance,“Major Executive Statements on Behalf of Anatoliy Shcharanskiy”, also touching on Alexander Ginzburg and others16.07.1979 (13.06.1977 08.07.1978 14.07.1978)Img004  Img005 Img006 Img007
61USG“Summary of Major USG Statements on Shcharanskiy Case”16.07.1979 (02.06.1977 13.06.1977 30.12.1977 08.07.1978 12.07.1978 14.07.1978 20.07.1978 23.07.1978)Img008 Img009
62Brezhnev L.A letter to J. Carter insisting that there is no Soviet military unit in Cuba, only a military training base that poses no threat to the USA resentment of the anti-Soviet campaign in the U.S.27.09.1979img089 img090 img091
63Á.ï.Opinion piece for Weekly Report .advices to president Carter in case of the near death of Brezhnev: to send him and Vance to the funeral, to have a working meeting with Brezhnev’s successor and engage him in broader dialogue about U.S.-Soviet relations18.10.1979img126
64Carter J.A reply to the letter  of L. Brezhnev from 10.10.1979. initiative on reduction of medium-ranged nuclear systems in Europe should be equal and can be a part of SALT III negotiations welcomes partial withdrawal of troops from GDR13.11.1979img092 img093
65L. BrezhnevClarification letter to Carter about the deployment of Soviet military contingents in Afghanistan at the instance of the Government of Afghanistan29.12.1979Img100 img101 img102 img103 img104
66Carter J.Letter  from Carter –to Brezhnev about reduction of the risk of conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union, about negative consequences of the presence of the Soviet military forces in Afghanistan and the future of Yugoslavia in connection with President Tito’s failing health26.01.1980Img105 img106 img107 Img108
67Marshal Brement“The Gromkyo -Watson Exchange on Afghanistan” Memorandum for Zbigniew Brzezinski   on the importance of staff work with the Soviets and the need for diplomats to be versed in the language and Soviet system, expresses the author’s indignation at Watson’s failure to take a firm stance against Gromyko06.02.1980img078 img079
68Brement Marshall“Embassy Moscow’s “Policy Recommendations” regarding the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan” Memorandum for Zbigniew Brzezinski Importance of getting across that the States object only to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan but do not seek to overthrow the Soviet government07.02.1980img080 img081 img082
69Zbigniew Brzezinski“Unity and the New Foreign Policy Team” Memorandum for the President Concerns the “lack of discipline” in the State Department and recommendations for changes before the new Deputy Secretary starts work, a warning that top people in State are not always loyal to the president,  Brz himself planning to take on a lower official  profile and to increase informal strategic consultations with Allied representatives, followed by characteristics of four Senior State Department officials who will be present at Camp David01.05.1980img063 img064 img065 img066
70Jim Thomson“Soviet Arms Control Peace Offensive – M-B-B Item” Memorandum for Zbigniew Brzezinski Harold Brown, Defense Secretary, wants to talk about the possibility of a Soviet arms control peace offensive – the author believes they do, as a means of distracting Western attention from Afghanistan and playing the Europeans against the Soviets. Memorandum details reasons for this belief and strategies for coping with a Soviet peace offensive.16.07.1980img076 img077
71Roger Molander,  Madeleine Albright“M-B-B Lunch Item – SALT (U)” Memorandum for Zbigniew Brzezinski.  On a draft paper by Defense Secretary Harold Brown  for restarting SALT [Strategic Arms Limitation Talks] without Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. The authors endorse the paper but warn that political factors including the reelection campaign  could play a  decisive role in the issue 16.07. 1980img074 img075
72Zbigniew Brzezinski“Basic Strategy Issues” Memorandum for the President with minutes of the Special Coordination Committee attached. On a meeting where Defence Secretary Brown presented nine points for a national security strategy. Secretary of State Ed Muskie objected to the paper. 25.11.1980 (Memorandum)
24.11.1980 (Record of the discussion)
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73A layout of speech. World stability depends on U.S. – Soviet relations, the West objects to the invasion of Afghanistan, but is not a threat to USSR1980?img083 img084