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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • January 26, 1957

    Telegram No. 2849 from Conant (Bonn) to the Secretary of State [Approved for Release November 2006]

    Verbatim exchange between an East German journalist and West German Chancellor Adenauer

  • January 27, 1957

    Speech, Mao Zedong, 'On Sino-American and Sino-Soviet Relations'

    According to Mao, it would be beneficial for China to wait until after the Third Five-Year Plan to establish a relationship with the United States. In regards to the Soviet Union, he discusses the arrogance of the Soviets as a result of their abundant natural resources, and the “inevitable” disputes between the Communist parties in each country.

  • January 28, 1957

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Hungary, ‘Chinese Embassy to Hungary’s 1956 Annual Summary and the Submission of the 1957 Work Plan’ (Excerpt)

    The Chinese Embassy in Budapest describes some of the problems which occurred as the Embassy attempted to follow and react to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

  • February 11, 1957

    Memorandum for the Director of Central Intelligence, 'Additional Proposal concerning the Reappraisal of U.S. Propaganda Broadcasting' [Approved for Release March 2009]

    CIA and State Department officials plan an interagency working group including USIA officials to reappraise US international broadcasting [later named the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy, CRBP].

  • February 11, 1957

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Syria, 'The Situation of Ambassador Chen’s Visit to the Syrian Foreign Minister'

    The Chinese Ambassador to Syria and the Syrian Foreign Minister discuss the timing of the Second Asian-African Conference and the Arab-Israeli conflict

  • February 14, 1957

    Note from a Conversation with the 1st Secretary of the Embassy of the USSR, Comrade Pimenov on 10 February 1957

    Counselor at the Embassy of Pyongyang Comrade Petrov is recalled for incorrectly supporting the August Group.

  • February 14, 1957

    Report from Pyung Sik Son to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    In Choi Duk Shin's absence, Pyung Sik Son reports on the discovery and capture of two Korean stowaways attempting to travel by Japanese vessel to North Korea.

  • February 15, 1957

    Weekly Report from Pyung Sik Son to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    In Choi Duk Shin's absense, Pyung Sik Son reports on the invitation of Korean sports teams to South Vietnam, discussion about South Korea's admittance into the U.N., and the "Columbia Maru" Korean stowaways incident.

  • February 15, 1957

    CPSU Central Committee Presidium Decree, 'On Measures Connected with Carrying out the International Geophysical Year'

    Presidium (Politburo) decree approving request to launch a simpler satellite at the beginning of the International Geophysical Yea

  • February 16, 1957

    Premier Zhou Enlai Receives Pakistani Ambassador Ahmed, and Accepts Letter From Pakistani Premier Suhrawady Explaining the Kashmir Issue

    Zhou Enlai and Pakistani Ambassador Ahmed discuss the Indian-Pakistani dispute over Kashmir, the likelihood of a military conflict in the region, and the possibility that such a conflict could be used by the United States to its advantage.

  • February 22, 1957

    CDS Report No. 34 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his trip to Ryukyu and an attempted assassination of President Diem.

  • February 28, 1957

    Policy Guidance for Radio Broadcasting to Hungary

    Robert Murphy and Allen Dulles agree that Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America should treat the March 15 anniversary of Hungarian Independence Day with caution.

  • February 28, 1957

    M. Tarasov, 'Report about the Visit of a USSR Supreme Soviet Delegation to Iran from 20 January to 1 February 1957'

    This report focuses on the delegation of the USSR Supreme Soviet that visited Iran in for several days in 1957 and describes all aspects of the visit in great detail. The conclusion at the end of the trip was that it had been a positive experience and would go far in strengthening the friendship between the two countries.

  • March 01, 1957

    CDS Report No. 35 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on March 1st celebrations, recent South Vietnam affairs, including the attempted assassination of President Diem and the possibility of entrance into the U.N. for South Vietnam and South Korea, and his proposed trip to Southeast Asia.

  • March 01, 1957

    The Situation in Lebanon

  • March 01, 1957

    Resolution of the CC of the People's Party of Iran of 1 March 1957 Regarding the Events of February 1949

    Following Naser Fakhr Arai's attempt to kill the Shah in February 1949, the People's Party of Iran faced accusations that it had a direct role in the assassination attempt. The NPI denied any direct role, however contends that executive committee member Kyanuri and Party official Argani were connected in the capacity that they were aware of it. The resolution seeks to explain their character of connection and their degree of responsibility.