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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • January 07, 1957

    Arab Interference in the Elections

  • January 08, 1957

    Information on Turkish and Greek Intelligence Services Activity Against Bulgaria in 1956

    A report focused on the Turkish and Greek intelligence activities in Bulgaria. The report outlines the major areas of interest – the Bulgarian military infrastructure, economic development, and the Communist party leadership. The report also talks about the role of the Turkish diplomatic representatives in encouraging repatriation of Turkish-Bulgarians to Turkey.

  • January 08, 1957

    Israeli Radio and the Plot against Syria

  • January 08, 1957

    A Syrian Campaign against Prince Farid

  • January 10, 1957

    Letter No. 39 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly comments on his New Year address and acknowledges the difficulties of South Vietnam's Chinese minority issue.

  • January 10, 1957

    Letter No. 38 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee offers a response to Choi's proposed political travel to promote anti-communism.

  • January 10, 1957

    Memorandum for [withheld], 'Reappraisal of U.S. Propaganda Broadcasting' [Declassified May 6, 2019]

    The State Department forwards to CIA a memorandum calling for fundamental reorientation and curtailment of RFE and RL broadcasts.

  • January 10, 1957

    Memorandum from the CIA Librarian to the Chief of the International Organizations Division, 'Personal Comments on RFE Broadcasting to Hungary, 24 October-4 November 1956' [Approved for Release, March 2007]

    A CIA official reviews Hungarian RFE broadcasts.

  • January 10, 1957

    Memorandum on the Warsaw Treaty and the Development of the Armed Forces of the People's Republic of Poland

    The Polish general staff analyzes the military obligations mandated by the Warsaw Treaty and how stated obligations are not compatible with Polish policy. Proposals for revision of the military articles of the Warsaw Treaty are outlined.

  • January 11, 1957

    CDS Report No. 31 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the general situation in South Vietnam and news from the surrounding region, including the Sino-Malay race riots.

  • January 11, 1957

    Notes from the Completed Discussions of 11 and 12 January 1957 between the Delegates of the Chinese People’s Republic and Poland (Excerpts)

    Gomulka describes the 1956 Polish protests and his confrontation with Soviet authorities.

  • January 14, 1957

    CIA Librarian, 'Report on a Review of Radio Free Europe Broadcasts Beamed to Hungary, from 24 October to 4 November 1956' [Approved for Release, March 2007]

    Report of the CIA Librarian, who with other CIA Hungarian speakers reviewed tapes of RFE Hungarian broadcasts from October 24 to November 4, 1956 and provided responses to seven questions posed by IOD. He provided personal comments in a separate memorandum dated January 10

  • January 14, 1957

    The Saudi Ambassador and the Election

  • January 17, 1957

    Letter to Khrushchev from Radio Moscow Service Urging Creation of Warsaw Pact Radio Station

    The following letter to Khrushchev in 1957 by members of the German Service of Radio Moscow proposed establishing a Soviet international broadcaster structured along the lines of Radio Free Europe, with formal independence from the government. Indirectly it acknowledges the effectiveness of RFE broadcasts.

  • January 18, 1957

    CDS Report No. 32 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his future plans for the South Korean legation in Saigon, issues involving Korean seamen, and recent Vietnamese Affairs.

  • January 18, 1957

    Names of Prince Abdallah's Visitors

  • January 21, 1957

    Summary of the Two Conversations between Premier Zhou and Prime Minister Khan of Afghanistan

    Zhou Enlai and Mohammed Daoud Khan agree to strengthen cooperation between China and Afghanistan.

  • January 24, 1957

    Memorandum for the Director of Central Intelligence, 'Reappraisal of U.S. Propaganda Broadcasting' [Declassified May 6, 2019]

    Richard Helms forwards to Allen Dulles a memorandum from the Psychological and Paramilitary Operations staff and the International Organizations Division taking issue with State Department recommendations to reorient and curtail RFE and RL broadcasts.

  • January 24, 1957

    Report, 'My Observations on the Soviet Union,' Zhou Enlai to Mao Zedong and the Central Leadership (Excerpt)

    Zhou Enlai comments on the weaknesses of the Soviet Communist Leadership in terms of problem-solving strategies and tactics, international relations, and general effectiveness of the Party leaders.

  • January 25, 1957

    CDS Report No. 33 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his visit to the Chinese Resettlement Center, plans to visit Caisan Refugee Resettlement Area, and recent Vietnam affairs.