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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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September 21, 1962

Report from Prague, 'Subject: Artillery, Anti-Aircraft Artillery and Missile Emplacements'

German Federal Intelligence (BND) report on anti-aircraft artillery and missile bases in Cuba.

September 16, 1966

Political Report No. 24 from Hans Keller, Embassy of Switzerland in China, 'A Sad Return to Beijing'

January 20, 1980

Letter by President Jimmy Carter to the President of the United States Olympic Committee Robert Kane

Jimmy Carter explains his call for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in reponse to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

January 04, 1980

Jimmy Carter, 'Address to the Nation on the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan'

Jimmy Carter proposes sanctions in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

December 04, 1973

Note of Conversation between Richard Nixon and Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu

December 04, 1973

Memorandum of Conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and President Nixon

Ceasescu, Nixon and Kissinger discuss issues ranging from European security to the situation in the Middle East.

September 21, 1962

Report from Prague, 'Subject: Artillery, Anti-Aircraft Artillery and Missile Emplacements'

German Federal Intelligence (BND) report on anti-aircraft artillery and missile bases in Cuba.

September 16, 1966

Political Report No. 24 from Hans Keller, Embassy of Switzerland in China, 'A Sad Return to Beijing'

January 20, 1980

Letter by President Jimmy Carter to the President of the United States Olympic Committee Robert Kane

Jimmy Carter explains his call for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in reponse to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

January 04, 1980

Jimmy Carter, 'Address to the Nation on the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan'

Jimmy Carter proposes sanctions in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

December 04, 1973

Note of Conversation between Richard Nixon and Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu

December 04, 1973

Memorandum of Conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and President Nixon

Ceasescu, Nixon and Kissinger discuss issues ranging from European security to the situation in the Middle East.

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TAIWAN’S COLD WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Documents on Taiwan's efforts to engage non-communist states in Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 1980s.

SOVIET UNION AND THE OLYMPICS

The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

Documents on Cuban's international relations, focusing on it's relationship with the Soviet Union, China and the United States.

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

The texts which have defined the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

The origins of nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil from the 1960s onwards.

END OF THE COLD WAR

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

TAIWAN’S COLD WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Documents on Taiwan's efforts to engage non-communist states in Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 1980s.

SOVIET UNION AND THE OLYMPICS

The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

Documents on Cuban's international relations, focusing on it's relationship with the Soviet Union, China and the United States.

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

The texts which have defined the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

The origins of nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil from the 1960s onwards.

END OF THE COLD WAR

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

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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FROM THE
WILSON CENTER

China, Europe, and the Rise of a Multipolar World

Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World combines critical oral history with newly translated documentary sources to provide insights into the dynamics of Sino-European relations, past and present, and recent and ongoing global power shifts.

Sport in the Cold War Podcast

Wilson Center launches a new sports history podcast exploring the Cold War-era of superpower politics and intense international competition.

Researching the People’s Republic of China

Based on experiences at 25 different Chinese archives, Charles Kraus offers an in-depth overview of researching the history of the People's Republic of China.

Taiwan’s Cold War in Southeast Asia

Hsiao-ting Lin reveals that Nationalist China’s top leaders believed ingraining anticommunism into the souls of their Southeast Asian neighbors was vital to Taiwan’s international security.

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