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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. 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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January 30, 1962

Record of the State Council's Answer to the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries’ Request for Instructions

Li Fuchun and Chen Yi provide instructions to the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries on assistance to Mali.

April 19, 1941

Excerpt on Xinjiang from Minutes of the VKP(b) CC Politburo Meetings

The Politburo issued 5.25 million rubles to support the NKO's operations in the Mongolian People's Republic and Xinjiang, the independent NKVD rifle battalion in …

March 07, 1958

Department of State Instruction A-128 to U.S. Embassy Israel, 'Atomic Energy Developments'

April 16, 1958

US Embassy Tel Aviv Despatch No. 652 to State Department, 'Israeli Exchanges With Other Countries Relating to Atomic Energy'

June 05, 1959

Division of International Affairs, US Atomic Energy Commission, Memorandum of Conversation with Norwegian Foreign Ministry

With 30 December 1960 routing slip [transcript attached]

June 15, 1959

Letter, Richard Kerry, First Secretary of US Embassy in Oslo, to Philip Farley

January 30, 1962

Record of the State Council's Answer to the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries’ Request for Instructions

Li Fuchun and Chen Yi provide instructions to the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries on assistance to Mali.

April 19, 1941

Excerpt on Xinjiang from Minutes of the VKP(b) CC Politburo Meetings

The Politburo issued 5.25 million rubles to support the NKO's operations in the Mongolian People's Republic and Xinjiang, the independent NKVD rifle battalion in …

March 07, 1958

Department of State Instruction A-128 to U.S. Embassy Israel, 'Atomic Energy Developments'

April 16, 1958

US Embassy Tel Aviv Despatch No. 652 to State Department, 'Israeli Exchanges With Other Countries Relating to Atomic Energy'

June 05, 1959

Division of International Affairs, US Atomic Energy Commission, Memorandum of Conversation with Norwegian Foreign Ministry

With 30 December 1960 routing slip [transcript attached]

June 15, 1959

Letter, Richard Kerry, First Secretary of US Embassy in Oslo, to Philip Farley

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END OF THE COLD WAR

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

BANDUNG CONFERENCE, 1955

Representatives from 29 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries came together for the Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955.

NORTH KOREA AND THE AMERICAN RADICAL LEFT

In the midst of the diplomatic competition between the two Koreas, groups from the American radical left traveled to Pyongyang.

THE ALGERIAN REVOLUTION AND THE COMMUNIST BLOC

The onset of the Algerian War of Independence in November 1954 was an important development in the international history of the Cold War.

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR HISTORY

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

RADIO FREE EUROPE AND RADIO LIBERTY

Declassified US government documents on Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.

END OF THE COLD WAR

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

BANDUNG CONFERENCE, 1955

Representatives from 29 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries came together for the Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia in 1955.

NORTH KOREA AND THE AMERICAN RADICAL LEFT

In the midst of the diplomatic competition between the two Koreas, groups from the American radical left traveled to Pyongyang.

THE ALGERIAN REVOLUTION AND THE COMMUNIST BLOC

The onset of the Algerian War of Independence in November 1954 was an important development in the international history of the Cold War.

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR HISTORY

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

RADIO FREE EUROPE AND RADIO LIBERTY

Declassified US government documents on Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.

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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themes

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FROM THE
WILSON CENTER

North Korea's American Allies

North Korea's public diplomacy was in full swing in the United States in the 1970s. Brandon Gauthier investigates North Korea's American allies inside of the so-called American-Korean Friendship and Information Center (AKFIC).

The Algerian Revolution and the Communist Bloc

The onset of the Algerian War of Independence in November 1954 was an important development in the international history of the Cold War. Pierre Asselin introduces documents from the Algerian National Archives on socialist bloc support for Algerian National Liberation Front.

Russia and the First North Korean Nuclear Crisis

Sergey Radchenko draws on Soviet and Russian documents from 1991-1993 to argue that the first North Korean crisis began partly as a result of the policy choices of key regional players.

TWITTER

For more on the shoot down of KAL 007 on September 1, 1983, see these docs on http://t.co/8k3cfDIzyA: http://t.co/DGA4kajDVr

The KAL 902 incident today in '78 foreshadowd the incident in '83 when KAL 007 was shot down and all on board killed. http://t.co/Z6VVdFFfJu

@Schmidt92Lars @Reservofficer1 1983 KAL flight 007, this is KAL flight 902. Very similar incident where KAL plane was forced to land.

#OnThisDay in 1970 Nixon announces plans to withdraw 150,000 troops from Vietnam http://t.co/UmwJJSNcwt #coldwarhist http://t.co/TT3ePpvGMw

@richkauz Fascinating! And agreed. We welcome/appreciate any input you'd ever like 2 provide based on that experience! Docs ≠ 1sthand info.