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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • November 26, 1956

    Untitled report about the Baath Party

    The Baath Party gains strength in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon in its objective to fight colonialism, preserve the current Syrian regime, oppose the Baghdad Pact, and achieve other goals.

  • 1957

    Untitled report about meetings between Syrian officials and the Lebanese opposition

    Lebanese opposition and Syrian officials meet in Damascus to plan the removal of the Lebanese government from power.

  • 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

    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.

  • May 30, 1957

    Untitled report on developments in Syria

    The Soviets begin to build radar bases and fix anti-aircraft artillery in Syria, and the Syrian and Russian governments reach an military aid agreement.

  • September, 1957

    The Situation in Jordan

    An American visit to plan a fight against communism in Jordan has dangerous ramifications, including increased tension between Arab states.

  • September 01, 1957

    Repercussions from America's Position regarding Syria and the Arab countries

    America sends warships into Syrian territorial waters, and regional powers calibrate their postures.

  • November 04, 1957

    Mounting a Coup d’État in Lebanon

    Account of plans and objectives for a coup in Lebanon.

  • 1958

    Artine Madoyan

    A time line of Communist Artine Madoyan's life between 1917 and 1958.

  • June 17, 1958

    Untitled report on Soviet-Egyptian relations

    Account of Syrian Army meetings to discuss responses to Lebanon and the deployment of foreign troops.

  • July 01, 1958

    Untitled report on the security situation in Beirut

    Militant leaderships in Beirut are unified and receive ammunition, as the movement intensifies.

  • July 05, 1958

    Untitled report to the Director of the Sûreté Générale concerning security in Lebanon

    Account of two recent meetings at an arm of the Soviet Embassy in Beirut regarding the political status of Lebanon, and communists distribute pamphlets calling on security forces to join the masses.

  • 1970

    Society for Solidarity with the Peoples of Indochina

    A list of those members of a political society formed in support of Indochina who have ties to the Communist Party.

  • 1970

    Association of Lebanese Students in Hungary

    Short document, lists names of the Lebanese students in Hungary.

  • 1970

    Organization of Military Communists

    Membership list, minimal explanatory notes.

  • 1970

    Main Centres of the Lebanese Communist Party

    A list of the main Communist publications in Lebanon with background information on each including location, leadership and a short description.

  • 1970

    History of Labour Unions in Lebanon

    Document contains questions about the history of the workers unions in Lebanon, as well as a table for information on the various unions which has not been filled out.

  • 1970

    The Secret Agreement between the Revolutionary Government in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

    Report on the Egyptian government's secret reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • 1970

    Between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Government of Egypt

    Description of the race between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Revolutionary Government in Egypt to establish an Islamic State.