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  • July 30, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the reshuffling of the Philippines' foreign service personnel in Tokyo, India, Seoul, and Burma.

  • September 08, 1956

    Report No. 94 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs Syngman Rhee on the Baguio military staff conference and labor recruitment of Filipino workers to California.

  • November 29, 1956

    Letter, Director-General of Security Colonel Charles Spry to Prime Minsiter Robert Menzies

    Spry, the director of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO), apologizes for the arrest of KGB defector Vladimir Petrov, who was under ASIO protection when he left a safehouse and got into an argument while drunk.

  • December 10, 1956

    Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Report, 'Australian Soviet Friendship Society'

    At a social event in Sydney held in honor of the Soviet Olympic team, Soviet runner Vladimir Kutz received a gift which contained a dead rat painted yellow.

  • July 11, 1957

    CDS Report No. 47 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his discussions with foreign ambassadors, South Vietnamese reaction to the Anti-American Riot in Formosa (Taiwan), U.S. political and economic engagement of Japan, and news on the political crises in Laos and Cambodia.

  • July 18, 1957

    Letter No. 77 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly replies to Choi's previous report, commenting on Choi's discussion with foreign ambassadors.

  • September 05, 1957

    CDS Report No. 56 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the Colombo Plan Conference, President Diem's visit to Australia, and recent Vietnamese affairs.

  • October 06, 1957

    L.H.K. Report No. 7 from Lincoln Hoon Kim to Francesca Rhee

    Minister Kim reports to Mrs. Rhee on the schedule of the week, including visit of the ICA Korean Educational Mission, dinner with the Swiss Minister, and meeting with Philippines' Undersecretary of Commerce and Industry.

  • November 29, 1957

    CDS Report No. 65 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on Japanese Premier Kishi's travels in Southeast Asia, the current situations in Thailand and Laos, and Malaya's fright against communism.

  • December 06, 1957

    CDS Report No. 66 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on Japanese PM Kishi's trip to Southeast Asia, the promotion of Korea-Vietnam cultural relations, the upcoming SEATO war maneuvers in Thailand, and other recent Vietnam and regional affairs.

  • June 06, 1958

    File Note of Consul General Andrzej Szewiński in Sydney to Department III Dep. Director B. Lewandowski

    Szewiński meets with Cutler and McMillan to discuss Australian opinions on the Rapacki Plan and Australian-Polish relations. Cutler acknowledges the value of the Plan but the necessity of modifications, as well as Australia's tendency not to publicly adopt positions contrary to those of the US and Great Britain.

  • November 13, 1958

    Journal Entry of Ambassador Volkov: A Conversation with Subandrio

    A journal entry from B.M. Volkov, the Soviet Ambassador to Indonesia, about a meeting with Subandrio, the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, on October 22, 1958. Over the course of about an hour, they discussed several issues of Indonesian internal and foreign affairs, including concerns about unrest in Thailand and interference from the West, tension with Australia over possession of West Irian (Indonesian New Guinea), Sukarno's upcoming visit to Latin America and Subandrio's upcoming visit to the Soviet Union.

  • October 30, 1959

    Information Report Sent by Károly Fendler to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Conversation with Comrade Kim, Interpreter of the Korean Embassy'

    Report from Károly Fendler, the official in charge of Korea, to the Endre Sík, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the interpreter at the Korean embassy told him that the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party “considered the situation as ripe for the unification of the country.”

  • November 19, 1959

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

    Report from Ambassador Károly Práth to Budapest on a conversation he held with Deputy Foreign Minister Yu Changsik. Topics discussed included the sixth session of the DPRK’s Second Supreme People’s Assembly, the mechanization of agriculture in the DPRK, the need to increase quality in North Korean industry and the revisionism and consequent failures of Yugoslavia.

  • August 01, 1960

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth emphasizes the difficulties experienced by repatriated Koreans from Japan.

  • August 30, 1960

    Information Report Sent by Frigyes Puja to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Visit of Korean Ambassador Ri Dong-geun'

    Note from Frigyes Puja to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding requests from the North Koreans for the UN session. They requested a resolution for the withdrawal of American troops, dissolution of the KDC, and admission of North Korea to the UN.

  • September 25, 1960

    [Mao Zedong's] Conversation with [Richard] Dixon and [Lawrence "Lance"] Sharkey [then President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Australia]

    Mao, Dixon, and Sharkey discuss various issues of concern for their respective communist parties, such as the Soviet stance on disarmament and disagreements with the British Communist Party. The Australian communists express support for the Chinese Communist Party, but also urge the Chinese communists to resolve their disputes with the Soviets.

  • November 30, 1960

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth on the conciliatory measures being adopted by the DPRK towards the Jang Myeon administration in the South.

  • May 22, 1963

    Research Memorandum RFE-40 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Acting Secretary, 'A French Nuclear Testing Site in the Pacific? – Plans and Repercussions'

    France’s staging of atmospheric and underground tests in Algeria became increasingly untenable when neighboring African countries protested and even temporarily broke diplomatic relations with Paris. Once Algeria became independent in 1962, French authorities made plans to develop a test site in Polynesia.

  • February 09, 1964

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of New Zealand, [Victor] Wilcox, and His Wife

    In a meeting with Victor Wilcox, Mao asserts that divisions are inevitable everywhere. He emphasizes that everything, even the Second Sino-Japanese War, has two sides.