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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1948

    Activities in Favour of the Greater Syria Project

    Short document describing a meeting between King 'Abd Allāh and Moḥamad ‘Ayid al-Ḥafranī, a supporter of the Greater Syria project.

  • July 18, 1949

    Islamic Conference in Mecca

    Report on plans for an Islamic conference in Mecca, instructions to the Russian legation to find out what activities are taking place at the conference

  • July 14, 1950

    Invitation to Visit Aramco

    Letters to Chehab and an Aramco representative arranging a visit to Aramco for Chehab.

  • October 17, 1950

    Jordanian-Saudi Rapprochement

    Short document regarding reconciliation between the Jordanian and Saudi Kings.

  • September 15, 1951

    Untitled report on Prince Faisal's visit to London and its repercussions

    A lengthy report on reasons motivating Prince Faisal's visit to London, US-Britian contention for oil, and secrets regarding Iraq-Jordan unification.

  • March 15, 1953

    Commercial Receipts

    Invoices for goods sent to Jeddah.

  • March 19, 1954

    Untitled report on Saudi contact with the Parti Populaire

    Report on a cooperation agreement between Saudi Arabia and the PPS in Syria and Lebanon

  • 1955

    Muslim Brotherhood's Propaganda

    Document describes the Muslim Brotherhood's methods for spreading propaganda, and Amin al-Husseini's trip to Syria to discuss the unification of Palestinian groups in Jordan and Jordanian political parties opposed to the Baghdad pact.

  • 1955

    Report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'List of Problems Between China and Other Asian-African Countries'

    A list of problems between China and other Asian-African countries

  • May 10, 1955

    Report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Comments on the Asian-African Conference from the Participating Countries After the Conference'

    Description of the reaction to the Asian-African Conference in both participating countries and capitalist ruled countries.

  • October 07, 1955

    Internal Developments in Saudi Arabia

    Describes the development of communist factions among workers at Saudi oil companies during the 1950s.

  • 1956

    The Situation in Syria: Echoes of King Saud's Visit and its Reasons

    King Saud's visit to Syria sparks conversations among Syrian politicians regarding American involvement and the Fertile Crescent Project.

  • April 21, 1956

    The Internal Situation in Saudi Arabia

    Report of a meeting between the writer (identity unknown) and Jordanian Minister Sharif Hamed Sa'ad al-Din regarding the political and economic situation in Saudi Arabia, which al-Din describes as 'unstable.'

  • 1957

    Syria’s Position vis-à-vis Lebanon

    The Syrian government and leftist leaders disapprove of the Lebanese government, Lebanese opposition leaders prepare a campaign against the government, and other Arab countries configure their policies toward Syria.

  • September 01, 1957

    Repercussions from America's Position regarding Syria and the Arab countries

    America sends warships into Syrian territorial waters, and regional powers calibrate their postures.

  • September 10, 1962

    Letter, A. Stepunin to Comrade A.K. Narzikulov

    The Soviet Societies of Friendship and Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries asks Tajikistan to nominate members for trips to the Middle East.

  • June 21, 1965

    Minutes of the Second Meeting between Premier Zhou Enlai and President Nasser

    Zhou and Nasser discuss developments in Algeria, the Second Asian-African Conference, oil in the Middle East, US foreign policy, and the economic situation in Egypt.

  • April 01, 1971

    The Saudi National Liberation Front

    Information on the Saudi National Liberation Front, prisoners' welfare from the Saudi government, communication between the movement and a number of prominent Saudi figures, a decrease in students studying at the College of Petroleum, military organization in al-Jazeera and workers' demands in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

  • July 07, 1976

    Memorandum for the President, 'Commercial Relations of Brazil with Petroleum Producing Countries'

    This internal memo describes Brazil’s relations with oil producers as of 1976. It highlights the importance of Iraq as an oil supplier and the necessity of expanding exports to reduce the deficit in bilateral trade.

  • October 01, 1981

    Saddam and Senior Iraqi Officials Discussing the Conflict with Iran, Iraqi Targets and Plans, a Recent Attack on the Osirak Reactor, and Various Foreign Countries

    Meeting of top Iraqi officials to discuss the ongoing war with Iran and Israeli air strikes.