Text of speech by Mullah Baradar Akhund, Political Deputy of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan at Summit held in Doha-12/08/2021

In particular, I must say that women have the right to education, the right to work, the right to property and trade, and the Islamic Emirate will guarantee all their rights in the light of Islamic principles and national interests, as well as the rights of minorities. No one should worry about this, and not fall prey to propaganda.

Diplomatic relations between KGB and Vatican City from 1960s – 1980s.

Vatican City officials were interested in establishing strong positions in the Soviet government for religious institutions. Mitrokhin states that during this period of time the KGB administration thought of Vatican City as one of the most crucial strategic locations in the world to monitor because officials there were actively promoting the importance of religion in the Soviet Union.

Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech- 05/03/1946

lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and, in some cases, increasing measure of control from Moscow.

Roosevelt’s letter to Stalin on composition of postwar Polish Government-06/02/1945

It goes without saying that any interim government could be formed as a result of our conference with the Poles here would be pledged to the holding of free elections in Poland at the earliest possible date. I know this is completely consistent with your desire to see a new free and democratic Poland emerge from the welter of this war.

Explosion first nuclear bomb by China will alter the political balance of Asia: K.R. Narayanan-24/12/1964

In the hands of a militant Communist power like China the atom bomb has a special revolutionary significance. Its political impact is distinctly different from that of the French or the British bomb. The Chinese have presented their bomb as a direct challenge to American and ‘imperialist’ power and as a great encouragement to the revolutionary peoples of the world in their struggles.

Khrushchev and Mao conversation on political situations in Tibet, India, Indochina and Taiwan-02/10/1959

Nepal wanted to have a Soviet ambassador, but we did not send there for a long time. You did the same. This is because Nehru did not want that Soviet and Chinese ambassadors were there. This should not come as a surprise - nothing else can be expected from Nehru. But this should not be a grounds for us for breaking off the relations.

Minutes of Mao Zedon’s First Meeting with Nehru-19/10/1954

Asia is a big continent, and there are several big countries in Asia. China is the largest, and there are also some smaller countries. We are all under the influence of our different history. But we have a common experience, that is, we all have suffered from foreign rule. We have many things in common, and this is not just because of the connection of the past. This is also because we suffered from colonial rule in modern times, although we have had different developments in many aspects.

Memo Political situation in Jordan following King Abdullah’s assassination-21/04/1955

DATE: 21/04/1955 The situation in Jordan Before detailing the events that took and are taking place in Jordan, it is necessary to look at the various elements that make up the Jordanian people. Before separating from Syria, Jordan, like Hauran,…

Conversation between I. V. Stalin and Indian Communist Party-09/02/1951

This is a bourgeois-democratic revolution or the first stage of a people’s democratic revolution. The people’s democratic revolution which started before China in the countries of Eastern Europe has two stages. The first stage is an agrarian revolution or agrarian reform, if you wish. The countries of the people’s democracies in Eastern Europe went through this stage in the first year after the war. China is in this first stage right now. India is approaching this stage. The second stage of a people’s democratic revolution, as it has manifested itself in Eastern Europe, consists of moving from an agrarian revolution to the expropriation of the national bourgeoisie.