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.
August 23, 1958
Memoir by Wu Lengxi, 'Inside Story of the Decision Making during the Shelling of Jinmen'
Wu Lengxi, a member of the CCP Central Committee, recalls events in August 1958 when Chinese Communist forces along the Fujian coast began an intensive artillery bombardment of the Nationalist-controlled Jinmen Island. He recalls a Politburo Standing Committee meeting in which Mao states that the bombardment was in part motivated by events in the Middle East.
December 18, 1958
Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Baghdad on the preparations for the Iraqi revolution in 1958
This report by the Hungarian ambassador in Baghdad details the time leading up to the Iraqi Revolution of July 14, 1958, highlighting particularly the role of the Iraqi communist party and Brigadier General Qasim.