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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 03, 1948

    Report by the Military Intelligence

    Short report by a Syrian intelligence officer regarding the formation of a new political party in Beirut.

  • 1949

    Brotherhood's Meeting in Beirut

    Short report on a Muslim Brotherhood meeting in Beirut in the wake of the assassination of the president of the organization.

  • April 20, 1949

    Meeting of the National Freedom Bloc/Lebanon

    Short summary of a meeting of the National Freedom bloc that took place in late April to discuss changes that Edde is making to the government.

  • April 22, 1949

    al-Nida National Party in Lebanon

    Short document on the effects of the Syrian coup, a meeting of al-'Nida National Party and a meeting of the Iraqi Freedom Party in Beirut.

  • June 10, 1949

    National Bloc Party

    Report on a National Bloc meeting at Emile Edde's home where the party discussed election laws and sectarianism in the Lebanese government.

  • June 24, 1949

    “Al-Nidā' [al-Nida']” Newspaper

    Report regarding an agreement between the owners of Al-Nidā' newspaper and Ḥaṭīmah al-Bashānī to publish the paper beginning at the beginning of July, 1949.

  • July 20, 1949

    Union of Democratic Youth

    The Russian legation receives invitations from the Global Union of Democratic Youth for various leftist organizations within Lebanon.

  • August 09, 1949

    Emile Edde and the Opposition

    Report on meetings between the National Freedom Bloc and the opposition on August 7th and 8th, 1949.

  • September 08, 1949

    Request for Names of Party Members

    An urgent request for the names of members of influential parties and blocs operating in Lebanon.

  • May 08, 1950

    Meeting in Junblāṭ's [Jumblatt] House

    Short document describing a meeting at Kamāl Junblāṭ's house in May of 1950.

  • October 29, 1951

    Activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Lebanon

    Describes the Muslim Brotherhood's decision to found a branch of the Brotherhood in Lebanon, and the involvement of Sa'id Ramadan in the decision and its implementation.

  • 1952

    Untitled report on relations between Syria and Lebanon

    Syria briefly reopens its border with Lebanon, and Chehab delivers an extensive report on developments in Syrian-Lebanese relations.

  • December 17, 1952

    Meeting of Parti Populaire Syrien Leaders

    Document describing a meeting between members of the Parti Populaire Syrien (SSNP) to discuss moving their headquarters from Syria to Lebanon.

  • 1953

    Communists and the Elections

    Report on communist interference in elections in Lebanon by uniting left-wing parties into a 'leftist front.'

  • April 01, 1953

    The Dispute between Chamoun [Shamūn] and Jumblat [Junblāṭ]

    Jumblatt intends to foment a mass movement against Chamoun, and prospects for reconciliation are dim. Chehab describes the onset and advancements of this rift.

  • 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).

  • March 31, 1955

    Conference of Intellectuals in Damascus

    Document provides an account of a conference on youth in Damascus, which groups attended it and the activities of those groups during and immediately after the conference.

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

    Lebanese government leaders debate military action against Egypt, and other countries scrutinize Lebanon's domestic situation.

  • 1956

    The Political Situation in Lebanon

    Account of the importance of the President to Lebanon's policies, the stages of Lebanon's foreign policy in the last two years, and a British visit to Cairo.

  • January 01, 1956

    Communist Activities

    Report on a meeting between the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties in Damascus.