Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: State Department briefing for President Reagan (“Essential Issues Papers”) [declassified 2006]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: State Department
Source: Reagan Library: NSC Executive Secretariat Box 91434
Editorial comments: The notes were prepared at different points and submitted in sections: 17 Feb is the commonest date. Al Haig’s covering memo for the President is available here. A late addition to the Haig memo (on Belize) can be found in this document.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 59pp
Themes: Commonwealth (Rhodesia-Zimbabwe), Commonwealth (South Africa), Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Economic policy - theory and process, Foreign policy (Central & Eastern Europe), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Northern Ireland