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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 25, 1962

Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

General discussion of Sino-Mongolian relations and cultural ties.

December 26, 1962

Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations and the Sino-Indian border war.

December 27, 1962

Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations (in particular, the Chinese workers' problem), and the Sino-Soviet disagreements, in particular concerning the Albanian …

October 10, 1962

Speech by Senator Keating, "Cuba"

Keating alleges that there are six IRBM bases being constructed by the Soviet Union in Cuba.

August 31, 1962

Speech by Senator Keating, "Soviet Activities in Cuba"

Keating alleges that the Soviet Union is building "rocket installations" in Cuba and urges President Kennedy to take action.

April 06, 1950

Letter, Muhammad Amin Bughra, Isa Yusuf Alptekin, and Colonel Adam Sabri to Owen Lattimore

Exiled in India, Bugrha, Alptekin, and Sabri ask Lattimore for financial and material support. They also praise Dean Acheson's January 1950 Press Club Speech.

December 25, 1962

Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

General discussion of Sino-Mongolian relations and cultural ties.

December 26, 1962

Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations and the Sino-Indian border war.

December 27, 1962

Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations (in particular, the Chinese workers' problem), and the Sino-Soviet disagreements, in particular concerning the Albanian …

October 10, 1962

Speech by Senator Keating, "Cuba"

Keating alleges that there are six IRBM bases being constructed by the Soviet Union in Cuba.

August 31, 1962

Speech by Senator Keating, "Soviet Activities in Cuba"

Keating alleges that the Soviet Union is building "rocket installations" in Cuba and urges President Kennedy to take action.

April 06, 1950

Letter, Muhammad Amin Bughra, Isa Yusuf Alptekin, and Colonel Adam Sabri to Owen Lattimore

Exiled in India, Bugrha, Alptekin, and Sabri ask Lattimore for financial and material support. They also praise Dean Acheson's January 1950 Press Club Speech.

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TAIWAN’S COLD WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Documents on Taiwan's efforts to engage non-communist states in Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 1980s.

SOVIET UNION AND THE OLYMPICS

The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

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

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

The texts which have defined the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

The origins of nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil from the 1960s onwards.

END OF THE COLD WAR

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

TAIWAN’S COLD WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Documents on Taiwan's efforts to engage non-communist states in Southeast Asia in the 1970s and 1980s.

SOVIET UNION AND THE OLYMPICS

The Soviet Union joined the International Olympic Committee only in 1951, but went on to dominate the games along with its rival, the United States.

CUBAN FOREIGN RELATIONS

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

FOUNDATIONS OF CHINESE FOREIGN POLICY

The texts which have defined the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.

ORIGINS OF BRAZIL-ARGENTINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION

The origins of nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil from the 1960s onwards.

END OF THE COLD WAR

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

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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Sport in the Cold War Podcast

Wilson Center launches a new sports history podcast exploring the Cold War-era of superpower politics and intense international competition.

Researching the People’s Republic of China

Based on experiences at 25 different Chinese archives, Charles Kraus offers an in-depth overview of researching the history of the People's Republic of China.

Taiwan’s Cold War in Southeast Asia

Hsiao-ting Lin reveals that Nationalist China’s top leaders believed ingraining anticommunism into the souls of their Southeast Asian neighbors was vital to Taiwan’s international security.

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