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  • February 12, 1948

    A Visit to London

    Letter about Emir Farid Chehab's visit to London.

  • July 12, 1949

    The Greater Syria Project

    Report on King ʻAbd Allāh of Jordan and Prince ʻAbd al-Ilāh of Iraq's trip to London to discuss the Greater Syria project.

  • July, 1951

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Syria

    An Iraqi communist visits Beirut and Damascus, and several meetings are convened regarding Soviet engagement, including a meeting a democratic lawyers and Democratic Youth Conferences.

  • 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 20, 1956

    Speech by Comrade Khrushchev at the 6th PUWP CC Plenum, Warsaw

    Speech by Comrade Khrushchev at the 6th PUWP CC Plenum, 20 March 1956, Warsaw explaining the changes since the death of Stalin and criticizing Stalin

  • August 02, 1958

    Official Mission to London

    Letter to Chehab signed by Sami al-Sulh instructing him to attend a public meeting of the national police in London and report back on their daily movements.

  • June 23, 1963

    Bulgarian Foreign Ministry (Angelov), Cable to Bulgarian Embassy, Ankara

    Deputy Forieng Minister Lubomir Angelov transmits to Bulgaria's embassy in Turkey information from Bulgarian Ambassador to Great Britain Radenko Grigorov. Angelov's message is handwritten and reports news about Soviet and US submarine presence in the Mediterranean, which initially Grigorov acquired from Turkey's ambassador to Great Britain.

  • July 09, 1963

    Report by Ambassador Quaroni to Minister of Foreign Affairs Piccioni, 'General De Martino's candidacy and Standing Group'

    Italian Ambassador to London, Quaroni, analyzes the internal situation of NATO, and Italy's standing that he considers very weak. He describes the situation as "total Cold War" between US and France, where Kennedy and De Gaulle have different visions for the future.

  • July 23, 1963

    Note by MD Cabinet on MLF

    Summary of Report by Italian embassy in London on discussions between ambassador Quaroni and british foreign minister Douglas-Home on NATO MLF.

  • December 04, 1963

    Message by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security (DGAP), 'NATO strategy'

    The document states what the Italian Embassies in Washington and in London reported to MAE on 30th November 1963, about NATO strategy.

  • December 10, 1963

    Memorandum by Ministry of Defense, 'NATO strategy'

    This correspondence between the Ministry of Defense and embassies in Washington and London discusses the current state of NATO's (nuclear strategy) and the different views held by France, Great Britain, Germany and United States.

  • January 24, 1964

    Note by Head of MD Cabinet on 10th Meeting of MLF Group

    Note on tenth meeting of the MLF group forwarded by MAE to Italian embassies in Washington,London, Bonn, Ankara,Atene, Bruxelles and Aja. Includes responses.

  • November 25, 1965

    Note on FRG and MLF

    Summary of FRG Foreign Minister Gerhard Schroeder's meetings in London on question of command and control of atlantic nuclear force.

  • April 30, 1966

    Report by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Special Committee. Meeting of the Nuclear Planning Working Group at the level of Ministers of Defense (London, 28th-29th April 1966)'

    The report describes the second meeting of the Nuclear Planning Working Group at the level of Ministers of Defense, during which a discussion about the planning, the use and the political control of tactical nuclear weapons has taken place. The document analyzes the SACEUR's position, the data related to the opposing armed forces existing in the European theater; the possible hypothesis of local conflicts and the problems related to the various scenarios. The London meeting was "open-ended", without leading to any concrete decision, and the topic appeared more complex than expected. The document observes that within the NATO there are diverging opinions on these matters.

  • January 04, 1973

    General Staff of Defense (SMD) Summary Report of the 12th meeting of the Nuclear Planning Group at a ministerial level, London 26th-27th October 1972

    Document sent by Tanassi (Minister of Defense) to Andreotti (Prime Minister) on the 1973-01-04. Summary of the Nuclear Planning Group meeting in London that includes a discussion about the strategic capabilities of the two blocs, consultation procedures, and recent studies on the possible use of nuclear arms. It raises the question of extending NPG membership to include all alliance members, a suggestion met with a negative response.

  • July 25, 1985

    Interview with Fidel Castro

    A portion of an interview with Fidel Castro by Mervyn Dymally, an American politician, where Castro discusses his view that the 1988 Summer Olympic games in Seoul should be a joint effort between North and South Korea.

  • August 21, 1990

    Letter from US President Bush to Prime Minister Andreotti

    An exchange of views between Bush and Andreotti in preparation for the NATO Summit in London and the final declaration.