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Digital Archive International History Declassified

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The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. It collects the research of three Wilson Center projects which focus on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

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March 01, 1980

Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

A conversation with the Chinese ambassador on the Chinese population in the DPRK and China-ROK relationship

May 30, 1983

Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

A conversation with Pang Yong-kab and Ho Kwang-ho on the Sino-Korean relationships following the hijacking of a Chinese airplane

September 05, 1983

Ciphered Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

Soviet embassy's information on the cause of KAL plane incident and anti-Communist campaigns in South Korea.

February 01, 1980

Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Geneva to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 1, 1980, 028565, Secret

An announcement by the ambassador of North Korea that Pyongyang is ready to make concessions toward South Korea.

January 15, 1972

Report by Etre Sándor, 'Nixon's visit to Beijing and the Korean issue'

A report produced by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding President Park Chung Hee’s comments on US President Nixon’s negotiations with China.

February 15, 1972

Report from Region Division IV, 'Conversation with Korean ambassador Pak Gyeong-sun'

A report on a conversation with North Korean ambassador Pak Gyeong-sun, about the upcoming negotiations between North Korean and Hungarian governmental delegations.

March 01, 1980

Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

A conversation with the Chinese ambassador on the Chinese population in the DPRK and China-ROK relationship

May 30, 1983

Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

A conversation with Pang Yong-kab and Ho Kwang-ho on the Sino-Korean relationships following the hijacking of a Chinese airplane

September 05, 1983

Ciphered Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

Soviet embassy's information on the cause of KAL plane incident and anti-Communist campaigns in South Korea.

February 01, 1980

Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Geneva to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 1, 1980, 028565, Secret

An announcement by the ambassador of North Korea that Pyongyang is ready to make concessions toward South Korea.

January 15, 1972

Report by Etre Sándor, 'Nixon's visit to Beijing and the Korean issue'

A report produced by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding President Park Chung Hee’s comments on US President Nixon’s negotiations with China.

February 15, 1972

Report from Region Division IV, 'Conversation with Korean ambassador Pak Gyeong-sun'

A report on a conversation with North Korean ambassador Pak Gyeong-sun, about the upcoming negotiations between North Korean and Hungarian governmental delegations.

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KOREAN WAR, 1950-1953

When North Korean troops invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, the inter-Korean conflict entered its most bloody phase: the Korean War

END OF THE COLD WAR

Documents on the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

INDIAN NUCLEAR HISTORY

Documents on the history of Indian nuclear development, focusing on assistance from and intervention by the Soviet Union and the United States.

SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS

Once war time enemies, relations between China and Japan were often quite cordial during the Cold War.

BANDUNG CONFERENCE, 1955

Representatives from 29 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries came together for the Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955.

KOREAN WAR, 1950-1953

When North Korean troops invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, the inter-Korean conflict entered its most bloody phase: the Korean War

END OF THE COLD WAR

Documents on the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s.

INDIAN NUCLEAR HISTORY

Documents on the history of Indian nuclear development, focusing on assistance from and intervention by the Soviet Union and the United States.

SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS

Once war time enemies, relations between China and Japan were often quite cordial during the Cold War.

BANDUNG CONFERENCE, 1955

Representatives from 29 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries came together for the Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955.

Welcome

The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. It collects the research of three Wilson Center projects which focus on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

Explore
themes

Learn about specific topics and regions through essays, timelines and educational resources.

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