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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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December 04, 1954

Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Report on the Situation of the Bogor Conference'

Discussion of plans for the Asian-African Conference, including whether or not China will be included.

December 31, 1954

Cable from Huang Zhen, 'Nehru Hopes that Premier Zhou Can Attend Afro-Asian Conference'

In a reception, Nehru tells Huang Zhen that he hopes that Premier Zhou Enlai can attend the Asian-African Conference.

December 06, 1954

Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'The Prime Ministers of India, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon are Preparing to Attend the Bogor Conference'

Ambassador to Indonesia Huang Zhen reports that the prime ministers of India, Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan are planning to attend the Bogor Conference. Ceylon's request that …

June 22, 1954

Cable from the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, 'Intention and Plans for Visiting India'

The Central Committee approves Zhou Enlai's travel to India.

November 15, 1954

Cable from Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Regarding Reactions to the Asian-African Conference Announcement'

Zhang Qingfa reports on the Indonesian reactions to the Asian-African Conference, including a lengthy article by an Indonesian journalist promoting economic cooperation among the …

December 18, 1954

Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Various Indonesian Groups are Paying Attention to the Bogor Conference'

A review of Indonesian press coverage of the Bogor Conference and plans for the upcoming Asian-African Conference.

December 04, 1954

Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Report on the Situation of the Bogor Conference'

Discussion of plans for the Asian-African Conference, including whether or not China will be included.

December 31, 1954

Cable from Huang Zhen, 'Nehru Hopes that Premier Zhou Can Attend Afro-Asian Conference'

In a reception, Nehru tells Huang Zhen that he hopes that Premier Zhou Enlai can attend the Asian-African Conference.

December 06, 1954

Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'The Prime Ministers of India, Burma, Pakistan, Ceylon are Preparing to Attend the Bogor Conference'

Ambassador to Indonesia Huang Zhen reports that the prime ministers of India, Burma, Ceylon and Pakistan are planning to attend the Bogor Conference. Ceylon's request that …

June 22, 1954

Cable from the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, 'Intention and Plans for Visiting India'

The Central Committee approves Zhou Enlai's travel to India.

November 15, 1954

Cable from Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Regarding Reactions to the Asian-African Conference Announcement'

Zhang Qingfa reports on the Indonesian reactions to the Asian-African Conference, including a lengthy article by an Indonesian journalist promoting economic cooperation among the …

December 18, 1954

Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, 'Various Indonesian Groups are Paying Attention to the Bogor Conference'

A review of Indonesian press coverage of the Bogor Conference and plans for the upcoming Asian-African Conference.

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END OF THE COLD WAR

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

SINO-SOVIET SPLIT, 1960-1984

Documents on the growing division and worsening relations between China and the Soviet Union following 1960.

SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS

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

VIETNAM WAR

This is a large collection of primary source documents all related to the the Vietnam War

NORTH KOREA AND THE AMERICAN RADICAL LEFT

In the midst of the diplomatic competition between the two Koreas, groups from the American radical left traveled to Pyongyang.

END OF THE COLD WAR

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

SINO-SOVIET SPLIT, 1960-1984

Documents on the growing division and worsening relations between China and the Soviet Union following 1960.

SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS

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

VIETNAM WAR

This is a large collection of primary source documents all related to the the Vietnam War

NORTH KOREA AND THE AMERICAN RADICAL LEFT

In the midst of the diplomatic competition between the two Koreas, groups from the American radical left traveled to Pyongyang.

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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History of Vietnam's Southern Resistance

An online symposium reviewing the massive four volume collection Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance). Compiled and edited by a steering committee composed of high-ranking cadres and government officials, and a team of historians and party leaders, Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến documents the resistance movement in South Vietnam from 1954 through 1975.

Negotiating Sino-Italian Normalization, 1968-1970

Enrico Fardella introduces Italian Foreign Ministry documents which provide an inside view of the Sino-Italian negotiations for diplomatic recognition in 1969 and 1970, and the influence of structural changes in the Cold War system on that process.

Sino-West German Relations during the Mao Era

Bernd Schaefer introduces newly translated documents from West German archives to explore the convergence of interests between Mao Zedong's China and politicians in West Germany in the 1970s.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall through German Eyes

The decades-long story of how German shame that the Berlin Wall ever stood gave way to German pride that the Berlin Wall came down.

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