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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 19, 1948

    Extract from Shortwave Listening Post, 19th April, 1948

    Singapore Radio reports that the Chinese National Assembly has proposed the formation of a "pact against communism" among Southeast Asian countries.

  • September 08, 1956

    Report No. 94 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs Syngman Rhee on the Baguio military staff conference and labor recruitment of Filipino workers to California.

  • July 11, 1957

    CDS Report No. 47 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his discussions with foreign ambassadors, South Vietnamese reaction to the Anti-American Riot in Formosa (Taiwan), U.S. political and economic engagement of Japan, and news on the political crises in Laos and Cambodia.

  • July 18, 1957

    Letter No. 77 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly replies to Choi's previous report, commenting on Choi's discussion with foreign ambassadors.

  • May 22, 1963

    Research Memorandum RFE-40 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Acting Secretary, 'A French Nuclear Testing Site in the Pacific? – Plans and Repercussions'

    France’s staging of atmospheric and underground tests in Algeria became increasingly untenable when neighboring African countries protested and even temporarily broke diplomatic relations with Paris. Once Algeria became independent in 1962, French authorities made plans to develop a test site in Polynesia.

  • February 09, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of New Zealand, [Victor] Wilcox, and His Wife

    In a meeting with Victor Wilcox, Mao asserts that divisions are inevitable everywhere. He emphasizes that everything, even the Second Sino-Japanese War, has two sides.

  • May 21, 1973

    Sixth Interkit Meeting, Record of Meeting with Boris Ponomarev and Konstantin Katushev

    This record of a meeting with the secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Boris Ponomarev, and with the secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU, Konstantin Katushev, addresses the anti-Soviet course adopted by Beijing. The discussion specifically refers to relations between China and the Communist parties of Albania, Romania, Australia, France, Italy, and New Zealand. The document also assesses the situation in Anwar el-Sadat's Egypt, in Hafez al-Assad's Syria, in Iraq, and in Yemen, the main idea being that the Socialist countries should support the development of progressive Arabic states.

  • May 05, 1975

    Political Report for the Month of April 1975, L. N. Ray, High Commissioner, 'ANZUS Meeting in 1975 after the victory by the Communist forces in Indo-China'

    Australia and New Zealand stress the importance of closer consultation with them on matters concerning their security and the US strategy in the entire region.

  • June 06, 1975

    Political Report on the Month of May,1975, Meeting between US President Ford and New Zealand Prime Minister Rowling

    The US and New Zealand will maintain amicable relations and cooperate for a Pacific nuclear-free zone

  • July 02, 1975

    Letter, L. N. Ray, High Commissioner of India, Wellington, 'French Nuclear Test'

    France conducted a nuclear test on the South Pacific atoll which New Zealand criticized.

  • September 04, 1975

    Political Report for the Month of August 1975, 'Proposal for a nuclear-free zone in the South Pacific'

    New Zealand and Fiji jointly made a formal application to the United Nations for inclusion in its agenda their proposal for a nuclear-free zone in the South Pacific.

  • September 17, 1975

    Telegram from L.L Mehrotra, Charge d’Affaires in Beijing

    Report from New Zealand's Ambassador to China on a conversation between New Zealand’s Press Delegation and Vice Premier Teng Hsia-ping. They discussed China's policies on opposing nuclear proliferation.

  • January 05, 1976

    Political Report for the Month of December 1975, 'Pacific Nuclear-free Zone and the ANZUS Pact'

    New Zealand concerns the incompatibility between the proposal of the Pacific Nuclear-free Zone and the ANZUS Pact

  • April 30, 1976

    Meeting between Mr. Muldoon and Mao Zedong at Chairman Mao's Residence, 30 April 1976

    An ailing Mao Zedong and Robert Muldoon discuss China's recent nuclear tests and agree that the Soviet Union is a common threat for both China and New Zealand. Both Mao himself and the note-takers from New Zealand make frequent mention to the Chairman's deteriorating health.

  • April 28, 1989

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 28 April 1989

    The CIA's National Intelligence Daily for 28 April 1989 describes the latest developments in Lebanon, Iran, China, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Hungary, and New Zealand.

  • October 26, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Friday, 26 October 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 26 October 1990 describes the latest developments in Iran, Kuwait, the Soviet Union, Lebanon, Pakistan, New Zealand and Gulf States.