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Digital Archive International History Declassified


Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.

  • Soviet Nuclear History

    Documents on the history of Soviet nuclear development.

  • 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.

  • Soviet Union-North Korea Relations

    The Soviet Union was one of North Korea's most important allies through the end of the Cold War, but relations were not always cordial.

  • Space Race

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

  • Stalin and the Cold War

    Leader of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death in 1953, this collection contain Stalin's own writings, conversations, and legacy.

  • Syngman Rhee Era

    A glimpse into the papers Sygnman Rhee, President of the Republic of Korea from 1948 through 1960.

  • Taiwan Strait Crises

    The Taiwan Strait Crises of 1954-1955 and 1958 were short, but climactic military confrontations.

  • 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.

  • The "Second" Korean War, 1967-1969

    A series of military clashes taking place along the DMZ after 1967 threatened to engulf the Korean Peninsula in a new war.

  • The 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference

    25 years after the Non-Prolfieration Treaty (NPT) came into force, parties to the treaty met to decide if the NPT would be continued indefinitely.

  • 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.

  • The Osirak Air Raid

  • The Overseas Chinese and the Cold War

    The Overseas Chinese were often at the forefront of the People’s Republic of China’s Cold War.

  • The Second Asian-African Conference

    In 1964-1965, countries in Asia and Africa sought to convene the Second Asian-African Conference, a follow up to the 1955 Bandung Meeting.

  • The Six-Day War (1967)

    This collection gives insight into the thought processes of global decision-makers as the events of the 1967 War, or Six-Day War, unfolded.

  • The Soviet Union in the Horn of Africa

    A selection of documents used in the writing of "The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa during the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism"

  • The Two Koreas and the Third World

    During the Cold War, the two Koreas competed for recognition and legitimacy across the Third World.

  • The Two Koreas and the Vietnam War

    With the involvement of both South and North Korea, the Vietnam War became a microcosm of the inter-Korean struggle.