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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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May 10, 1954

Letter from Mohammad Emin Bugra, Former Deputy Chairman of Xinjiang Province, to Yolbars Khan, Chairman of the Office for the Xinjiang Provincial Government

In a letter to Yolbars Khan, Mohammad Emin Bugra call for the Republic of China to "take a benign stance in supporting Xinjiang’s independence."

August 04, 1955

Letters from Kazak Refugees in Turkey to Yolbars Khan

Refugees from Xinjiang, writing from Turkey, ask for Yolbars Khan for assistance.

June 14, 1969

Letter from Mohammad Sabiq, Special Agent in Afghanistan, to Yolbars Khan

Mohammad Sabiq describes his travels through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Iran and the fundraising to take care of refugees from Xinjiang,

July 16, 1956

Report and Recommendations by Yolbars Khan on Uighur and Kazak Refugees in the Middle East

Yolbars Khan reports on the conditions of refugees from Xiniiang in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kashmir, and Pakistan, including the rival groups led by Isa Yusuf Alptekin and Emin …

February 26, 1989

Memorandum of Conversation between George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang

George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang discuss Sino-American relations and China's reform and opening, in addition to the situations in Korea, India, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union.

January 22, 1983

Director-General of Foreign Affairs and Information to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa

Response to offer of enriched uranium from London.

May 10, 1954

Letter from Mohammad Emin Bugra, Former Deputy Chairman of Xinjiang Province, to Yolbars Khan, Chairman of the Office for the Xinjiang Provincial Government

In a letter to Yolbars Khan, Mohammad Emin Bugra call for the Republic of China to "take a benign stance in supporting Xinjiang’s independence."

August 04, 1955

Letters from Kazak Refugees in Turkey to Yolbars Khan

Refugees from Xinjiang, writing from Turkey, ask for Yolbars Khan for assistance.

June 14, 1969

Letter from Mohammad Sabiq, Special Agent in Afghanistan, to Yolbars Khan

Mohammad Sabiq describes his travels through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Iran and the fundraising to take care of refugees from Xinjiang,

July 16, 1956

Report and Recommendations by Yolbars Khan on Uighur and Kazak Refugees in the Middle East

Yolbars Khan reports on the conditions of refugees from Xiniiang in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kashmir, and Pakistan, including the rival groups led by Isa Yusuf Alptekin and Emin …

February 26, 1989

Memorandum of Conversation between George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang

George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang discuss Sino-American relations and China's reform and opening, in addition to the situations in Korea, India, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union.

January 22, 1983

Director-General of Foreign Affairs and Information to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Corporation of South Africa

Response to offer of enriched uranium from London.

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KOREAN WORKERS' PARTY CONGRESSES

A collection documenting the Korean Workers' Party (KWP) Congresses held since 1946.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

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

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

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

KOREAN WAR BIOLOGICAL WARFARE ALLEGATIONS

In 1951 and 1952, the communist bloc alleged that the United States was conducting biological warfare (BW).

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.

KOREAN WORKERS' PARTY CONGRESSES

A collection documenting the Korean Workers' Party (KWP) Congresses held since 1946.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

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

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

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

KOREAN WAR BIOLOGICAL WARFARE ALLEGATIONS

In 1951 and 1952, the communist bloc alleged that the United States was conducting biological warfare (BW).

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.

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]

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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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