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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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July 26, 1952

Cable, Zhou Enlai to the Chairman [Mao Zedong] and Comrades Liu [Shaoqi], Zhu [De], Peng [Dehuai], [Li] Fuchun, and Su Yu

Zhou Enlai shares a draft telegram with Mao Zedong.

August 22, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou reports on his meetings with Soviet counterparts. The discussions concerned the Lüshun Port, a possible Sino-Soviet-Mongolian railway, and rubber.

August 18, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou reports on the initial plans for his visit to Moscow and some of the conversations he's held concerning the Korean War.

July 27, 1952

Letter, Mao Zedong to Comrade Filippov [Stalin]

Mao Zedong briefs Stalin on the proposed itinerary of a delegation to Moscow led by Zhou Enlai.

August 28, 1952

Cable, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou reports on the latest negotiations with the Soviet Union concerning the Changchun Railway, the Lüshun Port, and a rubber agreement. Zhou and Molotov also discussed the …

September 01, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao

Zhou and Molotov discuss a Sino-Soviet-Mongolian railway, the rubber trade, and editorial changes to several forthcoming Sino-Soviet agreements.

July 26, 1952

Cable, Zhou Enlai to the Chairman [Mao Zedong] and Comrades Liu [Shaoqi], Zhu [De], Peng [Dehuai], [Li] Fuchun, and Su Yu

Zhou Enlai shares a draft telegram with Mao Zedong.

August 22, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou reports on his meetings with Soviet counterparts. The discussions concerned the Lüshun Port, a possible Sino-Soviet-Mongolian railway, and rubber.

August 18, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou reports on the initial plans for his visit to Moscow and some of the conversations he's held concerning the Korean War.

July 27, 1952

Letter, Mao Zedong to Comrade Filippov [Stalin]

Mao Zedong briefs Stalin on the proposed itinerary of a delegation to Moscow led by Zhou Enlai.

August 28, 1952

Cable, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao [Zedong] and the Central Committee

Zhou reports on the latest negotiations with the Soviet Union concerning the Changchun Railway, the Lüshun Port, and a rubber agreement. Zhou and Molotov also discussed the …

September 01, 1952

Report, Zhou Enlai to Chairman Mao

Zhou and Molotov discuss a Sino-Soviet-Mongolian railway, the rubber trade, and editorial changes to several forthcoming Sino-Soviet agreements.

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EMIR FARID CHEHAB COLLECTION

Emir Farid Hares Chehab held many of the most politically sensitive positions in Lebanon from 1943 to the early 1970s.

SOVIET INVASION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA

The Prague Spring represented a moment of liberalism and democratization in Czechoslovakia. It ended with the Soviet invasion in August 1968.

CHINESE NUCLEAR TESTING

Embassies of the People's Republic of China around the world tracked reactions to the PRC's nuclear tests in 1964 and 1965.

CONVERSATIONS WITH ZHOU ENLAI

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

SPACE RACE

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

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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

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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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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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