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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1956

    Hizb al-Tahreer [Ḥizb al-Taḥrīr] and Rumors Surrounding It

    Account of Hizb al-Tahrir's growing presence in Jordan and al-Nabahani's confiscation by Lebanese authorities.

  • 1956

    South African Cabinet Memorandum, Research in the Field of Nuclear Energy and Exchanging Information with Friendly Nations

    South African Cabinet memorandum discussing the potential for nuclear cooperation and technology assistance from various friendly countries, including the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

  • 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.

  • 1956

    Report of the Polish Embassy’s Culture and Press Department

    The Polish Embassy reports on the signing of the DPRK-Poland cultural agreement and highlights that the Korean press is publishing articles on Poland.

  • 1956

    Letter, Deputy Chair of the Far Eastern Branch of the Soviet Academy of Sciences Aleksei Vasil’evich Stozhenko

    Stozhenko, a geography professor, writes to a friend concerning komandirovka (work-related travel), science education in China, and the sometimes bad behavior of Soviet advisors in China. He warns that “gluttonous eating, sleeping in luxury rooms, and traveling in the international car at the expense of the PRC is not helping things.”

  • 1956

    Visit to the United Kingdom of Bulganin and Khrushchev, 19-27 April 1956

    UK record of discussions with a Soviet delegation including Bulganin and Khrushchev.

  • January 02, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 2 January 1956

    Ivanov writes that Kim Il Sung invited him, Military Adviser Danilov, and their wives to his home for a New Year’s lunch.

  • January 02, 1956

    A Lebanese Spy Ring

  • January 02, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor Lazarev and Ri Dong-yong

    Lazarev informs DPRK Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Dong-yong that design specialists from Pyongyang have been given permission to study in the USSR for three months. Ri explains that the majority of the Central Committee is not favorable towards granting Soviet Koreans citizenship.

  • January 04, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy First Secretary I. S. Byakov and Jeong Ryul

    Former Deputy DPRK Minister of Culture and Propaganda Jeong Ryul reports to Byakov details of his meeting with Chairman of the Party Control Commission Im Hae and KWP CC Vice Chairman Pak Jeong-ae.

  • January 04, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 4 January 1956

    Kim Il Sung, Ivanov, and Counsellor Makarov discuss blast furnace design repairs and East German material aid.

  • January 04, 1956

    Abstract of Conversation between Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Pakistani Ambassador to China Sultanuddin Ahmad

    Zhou Enlai and Sultanuddin Ahmed discussed the Kashmir issue and the consequences of the Soviet stance. China also expressed its disapproval with Pakistani involvement in the Manila Treaty, the Baghdad Pact and Islamabad's military agreement with the US.

  • January 05, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 5 January 1956

    Ivanov writes about a commissioning ceremony for textile works in Pyongyang.

  • January 07, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 7 January 1956

    Ivanov, Counsellor Petrov, and Pak Chang-ok meet Ippolitov, instructor of the technological institute. Ippolitov points out that North Korea’s ore mining industry is suffering from serious underutilization.

  • January 08, 1956

    A Lebanese Spy Ring

  • January 09, 1956

    Letter, Harold Lady to Syngman Rhee

    Harold Lady suggests giving embassy status to the Korean legation in the Philippines.

  • January 09, 1956

    Letter, Louisa Y. Kim to Francesca Rhee

    Mrs. Kim requests Mrs. Rhee for some Korean handicrafts, brass candlesticks, and other objects of art.

  • January 09, 1956

    Al Azhar's Religious Leaders in Lebanon

  • January 09, 1956

    Meeting at the Villa of Sheikh Salim al-Khoury in 'Aukar

    A plan emerges to exploit Lebanese uranium ore, and an American diplomat discusses prospects for the Lebanese government, a recent resolution forbidding army supplies, and other regional issues.