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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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September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5516, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 3)'

Prime Minister Hosokawa encourages positives relations between the United States and China.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5518, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 5)'

The contents of this cable, apparently dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue, were withheld in their entirety by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5519, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 6)'

Clinton thanks Hosokawa for Japan's monetary support for the Middle East.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5521, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 8)'

Hosokawa voices support for the Japan-US Business Conference at the end of his meeting with Clinton.

February 12, 1994

Cable No. 1459, Ambassador Kuriyama to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Working Lunch, Separate Telegram 2: North Korea)'

This cable, apparently summarizing US-Japan talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, was withheld in its entirety by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

February 12, 1994

Cable No. 1460, Ambassador Kuriyama to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Working Lunch, Separate Telegram 3: China)'

Ambassador Kuriyama summarizes an exchange between Secretary of State Christopher and Foreign Minister Hata concerning relations with China.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5516, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 3)'

Prime Minister Hosokawa encourages positives relations between the United States and China.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5518, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 5)'

The contents of this cable, apparently dealing with the North Korean nuclear issue, were withheld in their entirety by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5519, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 6)'

Clinton thanks Hosokawa for Japan's monetary support for the Middle East.

September 28, 1993

Cable No. 5521, Ambassador Hatano to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Separate Telegram 8)'

Hosokawa voices support for the Japan-US Business Conference at the end of his meeting with Clinton.

February 12, 1994

Cable No. 1459, Ambassador Kuriyama to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Working Lunch, Separate Telegram 2: North Korea)'

This cable, apparently summarizing US-Japan talks on the North Korean nuclear issue, was withheld in its entirety by the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

February 12, 1994

Cable No. 1460, Ambassador Kuriyama to the Foreign Minister, 'Japan-United States Summit Meeting (Working Lunch, Separate Telegram 3: China)'

Ambassador Kuriyama summarizes an exchange between Secretary of State Christopher and Foreign Minister Hata concerning relations with China.

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YURI GAGARIN & THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

Soviet documents on the April 12, 1961, flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space.

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VIETNAM WAR

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

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

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

SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in response to a revolt against the Soviet-backed government.

CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION, 1966-1976

A social experiment aimed at suppressing counterrevolutionaries and purifying the CCP, the Cultural Revolution created chaos across China.

YURI GAGARIN & THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

Soviet documents on the April 12, 1961, flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space.

INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS IN THE COLD WAR

Documents on intelligence and state security during the Cold War, mainly focusing on security services in Soviet bloc countries.

VIETNAM WAR

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

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

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

SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in response to a revolt against the Soviet-backed government.

CHINA'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION, 1966-1976

A social experiment aimed at suppressing counterrevolutionaries and purifying the CCP, the Cultural Revolution created chaos across China.

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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themes

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Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War.

Nuclear Proliferation Int'l History Project

A global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history.

North Korea International Documentation Project

An informational clearinghouse on North Korea for both the scholarly and policymaking communities that disseminates newly declassified documents on the DPRK.

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