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Approved For Release 2001/0310 ; P A-RDP80B015QAR000100040017-2 . L. L. 24' June 197+ SUBJECT Potential Crisis Areas 1. Listed below are a number of so-called "potential crisis areas:. They are listed by geographic area for con- venience. Would you please have your analysts check over this list and make appropriate additions or deletions. I would appreciate any additional comments. Send any responses to me in room 3F29. I would appreciate having these responses by 15 July when I return from two weeks leave. ASIA Area Sino-Soviet Border Korean Peninsula South China Sea (Paracels, Spratleys, exploitation of marine resources and use of sea lanes through the area) Yellow Sea (exploitation of marine resources) Sino-India Border '...Indo-Pakistani Border Taiwan Straits ?T-ndia Ocean Northern Islands Issue Sino-Burma Sino-Lao-Thai Countries Involved USSR, PRC North and South Korea, US, China, USSR PRC, ROC, Philipines, S. Vietnam, Japan, US, USSR, Indonesia. China, North and South Korea. China, India, possibly Pakistan 'India., .Pakistan (possi bl? China, USSR and even LT; PRC, ROC, US India, USSR, Iran,iUS USSR, Japan PRC, Burma .PRC, Laos, Thailand Internal Insurgencies Thailand, Malaysia, Philiptines. Cambodia Cambodia Vietnams Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA-RDP80BO150OR000100040617-2 Vietnam am IN M North & South Vietnam,US PRC, USSR 'Approved For Release 2001/03/04: 1 14-R?QP80B0150OR000100040017-2 CIA i,. I ._... ,. ~, ~" MIDDLE EAST Arab-Israeli Greece-Turkey (includes Cyprus) Iraq-Iran-(Kurdish Problem) Pakistan-Afghan Oil. Producing Area Rumania Yugoslavia (includes possible Tito succession problem and confrontation with Italy over bong standing dispute over Trieste. Spain-Portugal Ireland LATIN AMERICA Countries, Involved Israel, Egypt, Syria, USSR, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabic; Greece-Turkey Iraq-Iran, USSR Pakistan) Afghanistan, USSR, India, PRC OPEC countries USSR, Rumania .Yugoslavia, Italy, USSR Spain-Portugal Ireland, UK Peru, Chile, Possibly Bolivia Cuba Cuba Panama . Panama Argentina Approved For Release 2001/03/04: CIA RDPaoBD180MOM100040017-2 ? ? ~r..FJ ~yl?i ~i .Approved For Release2801/eN0~:-66A-RD1 80BQ1,? _QOR0001.00040017-2 NNW AFRICA Area Ethiopia-Somali' Angola-Mozambique Countries Involved Ethiopia-Somali Angola, Mozambique, Portuga: Approved For Release 8p011G34.: pl -RDP,80B01500R000100040017-2