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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1948

    Supporters of the Greater Syria Project

    Short document; a list of supporters of the Greater Syria Project.

  • August 04, 1948

    The Iraqi Parliamentary Delegation's Visit to Jordan and Syria, and King Abdullah’s Attempts at Annexing Palestine to Jordan based on Bernadotte's Plan

    Description of an Iraqi parliamentary delegation's visit to Jordan and Syria, and King Abdullah’s intent to annex the Arab areas of Palestine to Trans-Jordan.

  • March 27, 1949

    Report to HE the Director of the Sûreté Générale, Emir Farid Chehab, 'Some Information about the Situation in Iraq and Amman'

    Letter to Emir Chehab regarding the political situation in Iraq and Communism in Iraq.

  • June 17, 1949

    Iraq and Syria

    The Journalist Informer provides information on the movements of Iraqi and Syrian troops.

  • June 29, 1949

    Iraqi Movement in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer meets with an Iraqi in Lebanon who has been ordered to study the situation in Syria and report back to Nūrī Pāshā Sa'īd.

  • June 30, 1949

    Article against Nūrī al-Sa'īd [Nouri al Sa'id]

    The Journalist Informer reports on a newspaper article from the Soviet News Bureau accusing Nūrī al-Sa'īd of collaborating with British colonialists.

  • July 01, 1949

    Iraqi Movements against Syria

    The Journalist Informer learns of Iraqi actions against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • 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 15, 1949

    Rāshīd A'ālī al-Kīlānī [Rachid Ali al Kilani]

    Report on Rashid al-Kilani's secret visit to Syria to call to reinforce the movement against the Iraqi government, a visit by Jordanian agents to the Journalist Informer.

  • August 08, 1949

    Kurdish Newspaper

    Short report on the publication and distribution of an Iraqi Kurdish newspaper.

  • August 09, 1949

    Untitled report on the Vatican and the Communist Parties of Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

    Communists in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq condemn the Vatican.

  • August 10, 1949

    Jordanian-Iraqi Activities against Syria

    Report on a meeting between the Jordanians and Iraqis to share information on the activities of the Za'īm government.

  • August 11, 1949

    Iraqi Activities in Lebanon

    Report on a meeting between a member of the press wing of the Iraqi legation and two Iraqi agents.

  • 1950

    Distribution of the Kurdish People

    Demographic report on the Kurds in Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

  • February 01, 1950

    Ongoing Activities to Cement the Syrian-Iraqi Union

    Movement toward a Syrian-Iraqi union surge, including convening a secret conference in Baghdad and other private meetings.

  • August 16, 1950

    Untitled report on a British-American-Lebanese effort to combat communism

    Information on secret communications between American, British and Arab ministers to establish a section to combat communism in Lebanon and the Levant.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Parties and Societies

    Document describes several Kurdish political parties including the Kurdish communists. Describes their political goals, their leadership, and their influence.

  • 1951

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes the development of the Kurdish nationalist movement in northern Syria and its links to the Soviet Union and Communist Party.

  • December 14, 1951

    Iraqi Activities in Lebanon

    Short document describing a meeting between an Iraqi Commissioner and Lebanese deputies in order to discuss a trade agreement in the aftermath of the Shishakli coup in Syria.

  • February 08, 1952

    Internal Events in Iraq

    Report on Iraq, describing a danger of revolution as several opposition parties have united to make demands including the nationalization of the oil industry, stripping foreign companies of their special privileges in Iraq and changing the government to a democracy.