Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Foreign policy: Sir Percy Cradock minute ("First thoughts") ["I take a bleak view of the international scene"] [released 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 1/10/74 f3
Editorial comments:

Cradock was about to take up his new post at No.10. Although addressed to John Coles, it was evidently intended for MT. Copied to PREM19/1504 also.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 5pp
Themes: Foreign policy - theory and process, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Foreign policy (Africa), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (Asia), Foreign policy (Australia & NZ), Foreign policy (Central & Eastern Europe), Foreign policy (Middle East), Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Defence (Falklands), Security services & intelligence, Terrorism