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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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February, 1977

A. Ross Johnson with the assistance of Jeanette A. Koch, 'The Yugoslav Military Elite' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This 1977 RAND Report, prepared for the Office of Political Analysis, Central Intelligence Agency, analyses the evolution of the leadership of the Yugoslav People’s Army …

October, 1980

A. Ross Johnson, with the assistance of Alexander R. Alexiev, 'The Yugoslav Military Elite: An Update' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This 1980 RAND Report, prepared for the Office of Political Analysis, Central Intelligence Agency, updates the 1977 RAND Report on the Yugoslav military elite.

November, 1983

A. Ross Johnson, 'Political Leadership in Yugoslavia: Evolution of the League of Communists' [Abridged Version; Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This November 1983 RAND Report examines the dynamics of political leadership and prospects for leadership stability in post-Tito Yugoslavia. It analyzes the evolution of the League…

May, 1983

A. Ross Johnson, 'Political Leadership in Yugoslavia; Evolution of the League of Communists' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This May 1983 RAND Report examines the dynamics of political leadership and prospects for leadership stability in post-Tito Yugoslavia. It analyzes the evolution of the League of …

September 03, 1986

Division X of the Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung (HVA/X) of the Ministry of State Security (MfS), 'Plan for Common and Coordinated Active MEasures of the Intelligence Organs of the MOI of the PR Bulgaria and the MfS of the GDR for 1987 and 1988'

HVA/X of the East German Ministry of State Security seeks cooperation with the Bulgarian Internal Affairs and State Security ministries to "prove that AIDS originated in the …

September 07, 1985

KGB, Information Nr. 2955 [to Bulgarian State Security]

The Soviet KGB seeks to create a "favorable opinion for us abroad" through active measures connected with the appearance of AIDS in the United States. The KGB also claims…

February, 1977

A. Ross Johnson with the assistance of Jeanette A. Koch, 'The Yugoslav Military Elite' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This 1977 RAND Report, prepared for the Office of Political Analysis, Central Intelligence Agency, analyses the evolution of the leadership of the Yugoslav People’s Army …

October, 1980

A. Ross Johnson, with the assistance of Alexander R. Alexiev, 'The Yugoslav Military Elite: An Update' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This 1980 RAND Report, prepared for the Office of Political Analysis, Central Intelligence Agency, updates the 1977 RAND Report on the Yugoslav military elite.

November, 1983

A. Ross Johnson, 'Political Leadership in Yugoslavia: Evolution of the League of Communists' [Abridged Version; Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This November 1983 RAND Report examines the dynamics of political leadership and prospects for leadership stability in post-Tito Yugoslavia. It analyzes the evolution of the League…

May, 1983

A. Ross Johnson, 'Political Leadership in Yugoslavia; Evolution of the League of Communists' [Approved for Release, February 6, 2019]

This May 1983 RAND Report examines the dynamics of political leadership and prospects for leadership stability in post-Tito Yugoslavia. It analyzes the evolution of the League of …

September 03, 1986

Division X of the Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung (HVA/X) of the Ministry of State Security (MfS), 'Plan for Common and Coordinated Active MEasures of the Intelligence Organs of the MOI of the PR Bulgaria and the MfS of the GDR for 1987 and 1988'

HVA/X of the East German Ministry of State Security seeks cooperation with the Bulgarian Internal Affairs and State Security ministries to "prove that AIDS originated in the …

September 07, 1985

KGB, Information Nr. 2955 [to Bulgarian State Security]

The Soviet KGB seeks to create a "favorable opinion for us abroad" through active measures connected with the appearance of AIDS in the United States. The KGB also claims…

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SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

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

EMIR FARID CHEHAB COLLECTION

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

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR HISTORY

Formerly secret documents from the communist word reveal that North Korea's nuclear program began as early as the 1960s.

CONVERSATIONS WITH ZHOU ENLAI

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

ARCHIVIO ANDREOTTI'S NATO SERIES

A collection of files broadly related to NATO affairs drawn from the archives of Giulio Andreotti.

SPACE RACE

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

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

Learn about specific topics and regions through essays, timelines and educational resources.

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FROM THE
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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.

TWITTER

KGB documents reveal details about the disinformation campaign that claimed AIDS was a US-designed biological weapo… https://t.co/3HQDRMvvfi

Get the facts straight on “Operation Denver,” the KGB campaign that attempted to pin the blame for AIDS on secret A… https://t.co/KiDcPW6Pxw

How the KGB painted AIDS as “the result of yet another Pentagon experiment with a new type of biological weapon”… https://t.co/u2MYJvvimF

Call for Papers - NATO: Past and Present, taking place at King’s College London on 6 December, 2019. Paper proposal… https://t.co/O0ZFYCPOCS

Contrary to long-held views, there is no record of Ho Chi Minh invoking Woodrow Wilson in his speeches or writings… https://t.co/3VkKoUzchH