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  • June 24, 1949

    The Phalangists and the Parti Populaire Syrien

    Report regarding propaganda accusing the Phalangists of being nationalists cooperating with Israel, Sheikh Pierre Jamīl's meeting with the Arab Union delegation at the Hotel Saint George, and the retraction of an article on the PPS in the newspaper 'Al-Ḥayah''.

  • 1950

    The Committee for the Liberation of the Arab Maghreb in Cairo

    Description of the new office of the Committee for the Liberation of the Arab Maghreb in Cairo, as well as activity in the Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria offices, consideration of opening a Tunisian main office in Lebanon, and progress of the Tunisian and Moroccan independence movements.

  • 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.

  • July 15, 1953

    Mustapha al-Siba'i's Activities in Lebanon

    Document describes Mustafa al-Siba'i's movements and activities including his trip to Beirut, his involvement in Lebanese politics and interaction with Arab nationalists, his activities in Egypt and Iraq and information on the group 'Servants of the Prophet' ('Obaad al-rahmaan).

  • 1956

    Prince Saud’s Visit to Lebanon, Syria and Arab Countries

    Description of Prince Saud's priorities in visiting Lebanon and Syria: primarily, hearing about President Sham'oon's visit to Baghdad and garnering confidence for the image of Crown Prince Saud to prevent internal strife.

  • February 19, 1956

    Political Parties in Jordan

    A summary of the unlicensed parties operating in Jordan as of 1956, including the Ba'athists, the Democratic Party, the Communists, the Freedom Party and the Arab nationalists.

  • April 02, 1956

    France's Policy in the Middle East

    French influence could be useful for the Arab cause, especially against Jews, based on its record of aid and nonintervention.

  • April 21, 1956

    Communist Activitity in Syria

    Syrian communists attempt to transform politics in their favor in order to stand against Zionism, support the Baghdad Alliance, exploit refugees through propaganda, and other policy goals.

  • July 25, 1956

    Report No. 7, 'Development of Arab Political Activities in Lebanon in relation to the Opposition to, and Support of the Turkish Alliance'

    Account of Lebanese perspectives toward the Turkish Alliance, controversy over a Saudi Ambassador, US intervention, and several other matters of urgency.

  • November 26, 1956

    Untitled report about the Baath Party

    The Baath Party gains strength in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon in its objective to fight colonialism, preserve the current Syrian regime, oppose the Baghdad Pact, and achieve other goals.

  • 1957

    The Issue of Syria and Its Union with Iraq

    Syria and Iraq reach an agreement, and elections loom in one week related to the establishment of a new Party. Chehab lists the objectives behind this Party.

  • January 04, 1957

    Untitled report on a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    During a visit to Jordan, Chehab learns of Arab military developments, including the activity of Syrian, Egyptian, and Palestinian soldiers, as well as King Hussein's policies regarding al-Nabulsi and King Saud.

  • July 31, 1958

    First Conversation between N.S. Khrushchev and Mao Zedong, Hall of Huaizhentan [Beijing]

    Mao Zedong and N.S. Khrushchev discuss a joint navy, use of China’s coastline and advisers in both countries.

  • 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.

  • September 05, 1958

    Speech, Mao Zedong at the Fifteenth Meeting of the Supreme State Council (excerpt)

    Mao Zedong speaks about American foreign policy and the tense international situation following the Chinese decision to begin shelling Jinmen Island in the Taiwan Strait.

  • October 14, 1959

    From the Journal of Ambassador S.F. Antonov, Summary of a Conversation with the Chairman of the CC CPC Mao Zedong

    October 1959 conversation between Mao Zedong and the Soviet diplomat and sinologist S.F. Antonov, in which Mao attempted to reassure the Soviets that China would not provoke war with the United States or with its Asian neighbors. In his conversation with Antonov, Mao attempts to lessen the impact of China’s displeasure with Soviet policies. He tries hard to show his agreement with Moscow on every issue—the United States, Taiwan, India, Tibet, disarmament.

  • June 16, 1967

    Note from the Conversation between Comrade Zenon Kliszko and CC CCP Secretary Liu Ningyi

    Comrade Kliszko presents Liu Ningyi with a letter from six socialist countries calling for a conference to discuss aid and coordination in Vietnam in response to "American imperialism." He urges China to rally against this common enemy, despite the ideological differences dividing the socialist nations. Liu responds harshly both to the proposal and to Comrade Kliszko's statement, arguing China "did not want anything to do with a revisionist clique of the Soviet Union’s leadership and its lackeys."

  • 1970

    The Iraqi Communist Party – Foreign Organization

    The recently announced Iraqi Leftist Revolutionary Front releases a statement calling for a political revolutionary front and presenting an agenda for such a front.

  • January, 1971

    Internal Correspondence of Military Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Gulf

    Internal correspondence regarding training region cadres in Dhufar for the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Arabian Gulf

  • January 01, 1971

    The Democratic National Front, The Army of Occupied Dhufar, Oman and the Arab Gulf, Military Bureau, 'The Truth of the Political Arrests in Muscat'

    Several military leaders from the Democratic National Front have been arrested by the British Intelligence Service in multiple locations as a result of treason.