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  • 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.

  • January 04, 1957

    CDS Report No. 30 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on recent South Vietnamese affairs, including the election of Vice-President Nguyen-Ngoc Tho, and the current political environment of South East Asian countries.

  • January 04, 1957

    Untitled report on a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    During a visit to Jordan, Chehab learns of Arab military developments, including the activity of Syrian, Egyptian, and Palestinian soldiers, as well as King Hussein's policies regarding al-Nabulsi and King Saud.

  • January 05, 1957

    Proposal On the First Launches of Artificial Earth Satellites Before the Start of the International Geophysical Year

    Suggesting launch of a smaller and simpler satellite before the beginning of the International Geophysical Year

  • January 07, 1957

    Memorandum for International Organizations Division Chief, 'Reflections on Radio Free Europe's Present Position and Potentials; Lines for Poland, etc.'

    Frank Wisner, reflecting on the Hungarian Revolution, suggests that Soviet Communism is on the defensive and RFE broadcasts to Poland should discourage violence while supporting Party leader Gomulka’s efforts to gain more autonomy from the Soviet Union. IOD Chief Cord Meyer annotates the memorandum.

  • 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 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

    Report No. 106 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the Senator Laurel and Senator Recto's political activities regarding the upcoming election of presidential candidates.

  • 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 Post-Mortem on Radio Free Europe Hungarian Broadcasts

    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.