Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.
Stalin's successors jockeyed for control of the Soviet Union following his death on 1 March 1953.
The KGB operated a worldwide intelligence network to monitor indicators and assess the likelihood of a surprise nuclear missile attack.
Political purges were a common phenomenon in 1950s China. This collection focuses on the so-called Gao Gang and Rao Shushi Affair.
Declassified US government documents on Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.
On October 2, 1957, Polish Foreign Minister Adam Rapacki proposed the denuclearization of Central Europe.
China's policy of reform and opening, launched by Deng Xiaoping, transformed its economy, the end of the Cold War, and the world.
Koreans in China, Japan, and elsewhere returned or were repatriated to North Korea throughout the Cold War.
Ryszard Kukliski was a Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO who passed top secret Warsaw Pact documents to the CIA between 1972 and 1981
Records from Saddam Hussein’s regime released by the Conflict Records Research Center.
The People's Republic of China and the United States squared off against one another from 1949 through 1971.
After 1972 and until Tian'anmen, China and the United States China cooperated in resolving a range of global issues and problems.
On 27 January 1964, France and the People’s Republic of China officially established diplomatic relations.
China and India fought a brief but consequential war in late 1962 over disputed territories in the Himalayas.
A collection exploring the normalization of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and Japan in 1972.
Once war time enemies, relations between China and Japan were often quite cordial during the Cold War.
In 1950, Mao Zedong "leaned to one side" and forged an alliance between China and the Soviet Union.
The Sino-Soviet Border Conflict of 1969 escalated the split into a direct and deadly armed clash.
At the tail end of the Cold War, there were many international attempts to foster rapprochement between China and the Soviet Union.