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  • 1947

    The Muslim Brotherhood

    Account of the Muslim Brotherhood's division in Syria and tension with communists and the Syrian government.

  • April 27, 1949

    Untitled report on the Muslim Brotherhood

    Report on the Muslim Brotherhood's activities.

  • May 07, 1949

    Untitled report on the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties

    Plans for a joint meeting of the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties at the end of May.

  • May 11, 1949

    Untitled report on a Communist conference in Beirut

    Confirmation of a conference to be held jointly by the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties.

  • June 17, 1949

    Untitled report on the Turkish Legation in Syria

    The Turkish government is very interested in events in Syria.

  • July 25, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet interests in Syria

    A meeting with the director of the Soviet News Agency reveals several items of Russian interest, including the American position in Syria, shipments of military ammunitions to Damascus, and a Syrian and Lebanese plan to fight communism.

  • August 15, 1949

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Syria and Lebanon

    Communists plot against Syria and Lebanon, including a publication exposing Syria's tyranny.

  • December 30, 1949

    Plan for a Coup in Syria

    Short report on a plan to carry out another military coup in Syria.

  • 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.

  • November 05, 1950

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Aleppo

    The police arrest communists in Aleppo, a demonstration of 400 women breaks out, and the government is contacted regarding the release of prisoners. Chehab also gets word that the ministry of Nazim Al-Quds will be resigning.

  • March 30, 1951

    Communist Activity in Aleppo and Northern Syria

    Communist organizations work to form "Peace Supporters" groups and conduct propaganda campaigns against American involvement in the region.

  • 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 22, 1952

    The Situation in Syria

    The Syrian Army faces a dangerous situation, including a rising movement to stage a military-political coup.

  • June 09, 1954

    Confirmed Information regarding the Position of the Syrian Army and the Latest Serious Situation in Syria

    Update on the status of the Syrian Army, including jeopardization by government feuds, possible Army intervention, and a report from Aleppo's Chief of Police.

  • April 01, 1955

    Regarding al-Malki's Assassination

    Communists seize on al-Malki's assassination for political gain against Anglo-American policies.

  • 1956

    The Situation in Syria: Echoes of King Saud's Visit and its Reasons

    King Saud's visit to Syria sparks conversations among Syrian politicians regarding American involvement and the Fertile Crescent Project.

  • 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.

  • 1957

    Syria’s Position vis-à-vis Lebanon

    The Syrian government and leftist leaders disapprove of the Lebanese government, Lebanese opposition leaders prepare a campaign against the government, and other Arab countries configure their policies toward Syria.

  • September 01, 1957

    Repercussions from America's Position regarding Syria and the Arab countries

    America sends warships into Syrian territorial waters, and regional powers calibrate their postures.