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NATO Archives discloses documents related to the events in Poland 1987-1991

NATO Archives discloses documents related to the events in Poland 1987-1991

18 Feb. 2015

The June 1989 elections held in Poland are an important historical milestone that helped trigger the end of the Cold War. They were the first in a string of momentous events that signaled the beginning of the end of communist rule, first in Poland and then across Eastern Europe as former Soviet bloc countries each took their first steps toward democratic transition.

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New collections available on NATO Archives Online

New collections available on NATO Archives Online

16 Jan. 2015

The NATO Archives is excited to announce a second wave of declassified and publicly disclosed NATO documents for its popular web-based research tool NATO Archives Online (http://archives.nato.int). Over 23000 new documents have been uploaded to NATO Archives Online covering three major areas previously unavailable on the web.

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1990 Summit: a turning point in 'East-West' relations

1990 Summit: a turning point in 'East-West' relations

18 Dec. 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to radical changes to security in Europe. As early as July 1990, NATO leaders discussed the impact of this historic event at the London Summit, outlining proposals for developing cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. “(…) The Cold War belongs to history, our Alliance is moving from confrontation to co-operation” stated NATO Secretary General Manfred Wörner in his opening comments.

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