Sub-series ISD - International Staff Documents

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International Staff Documents


  • 1972 - 1974 (Creation)
  • 1972 - 1992 (Creation)

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This series was established by the Political Affairs Division of the International Staff in April 1972. Addressed to the members of the Political Committee, the documents dealt mainly with the preparations for a Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) and draft reports of the Political Committee on the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR) discussions held in Vienna. The last document in the ISD series was published in 1992.

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The main subject matters of this series concern the work at NATO Headquarters for the MBFR consultations in Vienna and the multilateral preparatory talks in Helsinki on the CSCE. Other topics such as a Swiss proposal on peaceful settlement of disputes, internal development in the Soviet Union, Sino-Soviet relations, Libyan passport policy and successive drafts of the Atlantic Relations Declaration are also included in the series. This series should be consulted in conjunction with the AC/119, AC/276 and AGV series.

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Documents are arranged by number.

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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (

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Documents are generally issued in each of the two official languages of NATO, English and French. In some cases, they are issued in only one language.

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The description of this series covers the period up to 1992, when this series stopped circulating,
but for the moment only documents from up until 1974 are being released to the public.

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