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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 17, 1992

Co-Chairmen’s Concluding Remarks -- Moscow

(Moscow, Russia - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) This document summarizes the tone of the 1992 Moscow ACRS Meeting — the second ever meeting— and provides instructions to prepare …

December 07, 1984

Chief of the Pasvalys Regional Branch of the KGB of the Lithuanian SSR Lt. Colonel S. Saveikis, 'A Plan for the Individual Training of a Young Officer of the State Security Service'

This document provides a set of instructions concerning the matters that a newly-recruited state security officer who has not gone through the Chekist educational system needs to …

September 14, 1993

[Draft] Chairman's Summary -- Sydney

(Sydney, Novia Scotia, Canada - Chairman's Summary) In this draft, the Chairman writes about the results of the intercessional workshop on Maritime confidence building in Nova…

October 21, 1993

Co-Chairs' Concluding Statement -- Vienna -- Final

(Vienna, Austria - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) The statement summarizes the two workshops that took place in Austria in 1993. Participants discussed longterm goals of peace and …

October 21, 1993

Co-Chairmen’s Concluding Statement on the Workshops of Long-Term Objectives and Declaratory Measures -- Vienna

(Vienna, Austria - Co-Chairmen's Statement) This concluding statement summarizes two workshops hosted by Austria in 1993. The first workshop was on long-term objectives and …

May 20, 1993

Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group Co-Chairman’s Concluding Remarks -- Washington, D.C.

(Washington, DC, United States - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) In the concluding remarks from the third meeting of the Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, the co-chairs…

September 17, 1992

Co-Chairmen’s Concluding Remarks -- Moscow

(Moscow, Russia - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) This document summarizes the tone of the 1992 Moscow ACRS Meeting — the second ever meeting— and provides instructions to prepare …

December 07, 1984

Chief of the Pasvalys Regional Branch of the KGB of the Lithuanian SSR Lt. Colonel S. Saveikis, 'A Plan for the Individual Training of a Young Officer of the State Security Service'

This document provides a set of instructions concerning the matters that a newly-recruited state security officer who has not gone through the Chekist educational system needs to …

September 14, 1993

[Draft] Chairman's Summary -- Sydney

(Sydney, Novia Scotia, Canada - Chairman's Summary) In this draft, the Chairman writes about the results of the intercessional workshop on Maritime confidence building in Nova…

October 21, 1993

Co-Chairs' Concluding Statement -- Vienna -- Final

(Vienna, Austria - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) The statement summarizes the two workshops that took place in Austria in 1993. Participants discussed longterm goals of peace and …

October 21, 1993

Co-Chairmen’s Concluding Statement on the Workshops of Long-Term Objectives and Declaratory Measures -- Vienna

(Vienna, Austria - Co-Chairmen's Statement) This concluding statement summarizes two workshops hosted by Austria in 1993. The first workshop was on long-term objectives and …

May 20, 1993

Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group Co-Chairman’s Concluding Remarks -- Washington, D.C.

(Washington, DC, United States - Co-Chairmen's Remarks) In the concluding remarks from the third meeting of the Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group, the co-chairs…

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IRAN'S TUDEH PARTY

A collection of documents regarding the “People’s Party of Iran” or the “Party of Masses,” Iran’s largest Communist party.

BERLIN WALL

The history of the Berlin Wall from the post-WWII divided city, to the wall's construction in 1961, through to its destruction in 1989.

1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN CRISES

The uprising began in Hungary as a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.

GERMAN REUNIFICATION

In 1990, East and West Germany reunited as the enlarged Federal Republic of Germany.

SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

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

YURI GAGARIN & THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

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

IRAN'S TUDEH PARTY

A collection of documents regarding the “People’s Party of Iran” or the “Party of Masses,” Iran’s largest Communist party.

BERLIN WALL

The history of the Berlin Wall from the post-WWII divided city, to the wall's construction in 1961, through to its destruction in 1989.

1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN CRISES

The uprising began in Hungary as a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.

GERMAN REUNIFICATION

In 1990, East and West Germany reunited as the enlarged Federal Republic of Germany.

SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

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

YURI GAGARIN & THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

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

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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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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