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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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January 19, 1995

Information to be Included in Notification

A list of information to be included in a notification about military activity.

January 19, 1995

Information Exchange Measures

An overview of guidelines on information exchange regarding military activity, including forms for information release; guidelines to visits in military installations; and a …

January 19, 1995

Prior Notification of Certain Military Activities in the Middle East

An overview of guidelines on information exchange regarding military activity, including forms for information release; guidelines to visits in militiary installations; and a …

January 19, 1995

Voluntary Hosting of Visits to Military Installations to Enhance Confidence

Guidelines on inviting conference participants to visit other participants' military installations.

January 19, 1995

Framework for Maritime SAR Cooperation

A framework for international search and rescue cooperation. .

January 19, 1995

Elements of the INCSEA Text

A series of guidelines regarding maritime military activity that participants agreed to in order to maintain international peace.

January 19, 1995

Information to be Included in Notification

A list of information to be included in a notification about military activity.

January 19, 1995

Information Exchange Measures

An overview of guidelines on information exchange regarding military activity, including forms for information release; guidelines to visits in military installations; and a …

January 19, 1995

Prior Notification of Certain Military Activities in the Middle East

An overview of guidelines on information exchange regarding military activity, including forms for information release; guidelines to visits in militiary installations; and a …

January 19, 1995

Voluntary Hosting of Visits to Military Installations to Enhance Confidence

Guidelines on inviting conference participants to visit other participants' military installations.

January 19, 1995

Framework for Maritime SAR Cooperation

A framework for international search and rescue cooperation. .

January 19, 1995

Elements of the INCSEA Text

A series of guidelines regarding maritime military activity that participants agreed to in order to maintain international peace.

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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.

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.

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

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

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FROM THE
WILSON CENTER

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

Today at 4pm "Rethinking American Grand Strategy" with Christopher McKnight Nichols and Andrew Preston, and comment… https://t.co/dnEMV185bv

The Vietnamese memory and commemoration of the 1979 war with China is changing, writes Martin Grossheim, in large p… https://t.co/rDYtb7aOO8

RT @TheWilsonCenter: Mark your calendars for the launch of the Fall 2021 Washington History Seminar series hosted by @historyctr and @CWIHP

The Fall 2021 Washington History Seminar begins on 9/13 @ 4:30pm with "Rethinking American Grand Strategy"… https://t.co/SlQtTXaYWV

The Fall 2021 Washington History Seminar begins 9/13! All sessions will be held virtually from 4:00pm-5:30pm. 🔗for… https://t.co/fjN0whUNXc