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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. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

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March 23, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 17 February 1963'

Alekseyev discloses the Soviet Union's agreement to relate its military withdrawal to Kennedy through diplomatic channels.

March 31, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 27 February 1963'

Raul Castro requests that Major [Sunyol] be given or sold an automobile while in Moscow.

April 05, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 7 March 1963'

Alekseyev delivers a letter from Khrushchev, and Fidel Castro promises to choose a date for his visit to the Soviet Union.

June 06, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 7 September 1963'

Fidel Castro meets artists of the Shevchenko Kiev Theater and directs the Council of Culture to arrange the Theater's concerts around the country.

March 22, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 15 January 1963'

Alekseyev recounts his shock following Fidel Castro's divisive speech at the Congress of Women of America.

April 03, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 24 February 1963'

Fidel Castro notifies Alekseyev of plans to lead an operation to eliminate rebel bands, preventing him from attending a reception at the Soviet embassy.

March 23, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 17 February 1963'

Alekseyev discloses the Soviet Union's agreement to relate its military withdrawal to Kennedy through diplomatic channels.

March 31, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 27 February 1963'

Raul Castro requests that Major [Sunyol] be given or sold an automobile while in Moscow.

April 05, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 7 March 1963'

Alekseyev delivers a letter from Khrushchev, and Fidel Castro promises to choose a date for his visit to the Soviet Union.

June 06, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 7 September 1963'

Fidel Castro meets artists of the Shevchenko Kiev Theater and directs the Council of Culture to arrange the Theater's concerts around the country.

March 22, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 15 January 1963'

Alekseyev recounts his shock following Fidel Castro's divisive speech at the Congress of Women of America.

April 03, 1963

From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 24 February 1963'

Fidel Castro notifies Alekseyev of plans to lead an operation to eliminate rebel bands, preventing him from attending a reception at the Soviet embassy.

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A collection of published Vietnamese documents dealing with North Vietnam’s decision-making from January 1973-April 1975.

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Formerly secret documents from the communist word reveal that North Korea's nuclear program began as early as the 1960s.

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Zhou Enlai, China's first foreign minister and longtime premier, shaped and influenced Chinese foreign policy from 1949 through 1976.

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This collection gives insight into the thought processes of global decision-makers as the events of the 1967 War, or Six-Day War, unfolded.

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

NORTH VIETNAMESE DECISION-MAKING, 1973-1975

A collection of published Vietnamese documents dealing with North Vietnam’s decision-making from January 1973-April 1975.

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR HISTORY

Formerly secret documents from the communist word reveal that North Korea's nuclear program began as early as the 1960s.

SPACE RACE

Documents on the 20th-century competition for supremacy in spaceflight capacity between the United States and the Soviet Union.

CONVERSATIONS WITH ZHOU ENLAI

Zhou Enlai, China's first foreign minister and longtime premier, shaped and influenced Chinese foreign policy from 1949 through 1976.

THE SIX-DAY WAR

This collection gives insight into the thought processes of global decision-makers as the events of the 1967 War, or Six-Day War, unfolded.

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

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. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

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

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