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  • 1953

    Untitled report on relations between Syria and Egypt

    An attempted coup in Egypt casts doubt over the stability of the Syrian government, and Al-Shabeshkeli and Muhammed Najeeb discuss prospects for the future of Syrian-Egyptian cooperation and British-Egyptian engagement.

  • January 26, 1955

    Muslim Brotherhood Activities in Lebanon

    Document regarding how the Revolutionary Government in Egypt, their attitude toward the Muslim Brotherhood, affected Muslim Brotherhood activities in Lebanon.

  • July 12, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 26 (Overall Issue No. 52)

    This issue features a copy of the telegram that Mao Zedong sent to Gamal Abdel Nasser when he won the Egyptian presidential election. It also includes messages that the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Khim Tit, exchanged with Zhou Enlai after their respective countries signed an economic aid agreement. Other sections discuss checking the implementation of the First Five-Year Plan, educational matters, funded medical treatment for retired state agency employees, and various provincial administrative concerns, such as transferring districts from Jiangxi to Anhui Province.

  • 1958

    The Muslim Brotherhood's Movements

    Document containing information on the Brotherhood's communication as well as the exodus of Egyptian members of the Brotherhood to other Arab countries, most notably Sa'id Ramadan and a number of Egyptian army officers.

  • 1958

    Untitled report about Egyptian activities in Lebanon

    Information on the types and sources of Egyptian political propaganda being published in Lebanon.

  • January 31, 1958

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Cairo on the establishment of the United Arab Republic and the Syrian public opinion in 1958 (exceprts)

    This report by the Hungarian ambassador in Cairo states that the Syrian people are wary toward President Nasser’s creation of the United Arab Republic, fearing he will enforce a dictatorship, however the Syrian communist party is in full support of the union.

  • May 04, 1958

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with Members of a Military Delegation from the United Arab Republic (Excerpt)

    Mao expresses support for the United Arab Republic (1958-1971) and their anti-colonialist struggle.

  • October 14, 1961

    Memorandum of Conversation from the Meeting between Vice Premier Chen Yi and the Albanian Ambassador to China Reis Malile

    Chen Yi and Reis Malile discuss Sino-Albanian trade and Syria's secession from the United Arab Republic.

  • 1962

    The Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt

    Document describes a renewal of tensions between the Brotherhood and the Egyptain government over extremist desires to create an Islamic state. Description of how the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt organized competing 'Islamic Conferences.'

  • 1962

    The Brotherhood's Agreement with Egypt

    Document about a secret rapprochement between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian government.

  • December 20, 1963

    Record of Premier Zhou Enlai's Calling on President Nasser

    Zhou and Nasser discuss domestic conditions inside of Egypt, the Sino-Indian border war, and the possibilities for a nuclear weapons free zone in Africa and the Middle East.

  • June 19, 1965

    Record of Conversation between Premier Zhou and Premier Sabry

    Zhou and Enlai and Ali Sabry discuss developments in Algeria, prospects for the Second Asian-African Conference, Egypt's tenuous food situation and trade relations with countries such as Argentina, Canada, and the US, and the latest news from Vietnam.

  • May 26, 1966

    Report from the Hungarian Embassy in Cario on Kosygin's visit in the UAR

    This report describes the visit of Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin to the United Arab Republic (UAR) during which he reinforced positive relations with President Nasser and the UAR and discussed the Vietnam War, Sino-Soviet tensions, the Arab World, Israel, and economic concerns.

  • July 11, 1967

    Report of the Inter-ministerial Expert Committee for the HSWP PC on military support for 'friendly' Arab countries in 1967

    This document lists the requests for aid and armaments to Hungary by the United Arab Republic, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan, and the amounts and types of aid and armaments that Hungary and the rest of the Eastern Bloc propose to give.

  • July 18, 1967

    János Kádár’s speech at a HSWP Political Committee meeting on military support for 'friendly' Arab countries in 1967

    In this speech, János Kádár supports giving aid to "friendly" Middle East Countries, however he requests that more information be obtained from the recipient countries and that the aid be divided into "prompt assistance" and "long-term assistance."

  • 1970

    Between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Government of Egypt

    Description of the race between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Revolutionary Government in Egypt to establish an Islamic State.

  • October 12, 1970

    Memorandum for the President, "The UAR Presidency"

    Kissinger provides an overview of Anwar Sadat, why he believes Sadat will likely be the next president of the UAR, and Sadat's main supporters.

  • July 31, 1990

    National Intelligence Daily for Tuesday, 31 July 1990

    The CIA’s National Intelligence Daily for 31 July 1990 describes the latest developments in Japan, the Soviet Union, European Community, Liberia, Islamic States, Egypt, Fiji and Vietnam.