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Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Announces the first in a planned series of quarterly releases of digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. diplomatic series.  The first release covers events that occurred between 1948 and 1951 and were originally published as print volumes in the period 1973-1998.  From the State Department in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center.


NATO Archives Disclosed Documents Related to the Events in Poland 1987-1991

Categories: Communism,East Europe,History,NATO,Russia

Press release on the disclosure of documents held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on pivotal events in Poland leading to the end of the so-called Cold War and Soviet Communist domination of Eastern Europe.  Includes links to list of documents and download of zipped file.  From NATO


Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast

Categories: Headlines,History,Presidency,Religion/Ethics

Speech by President Obama which became controversial because of his remarks about religion, Jim Crow, and slavery.  From the White House


U.S. Intelligence and the Soviet Space Program

Categories: History,Russia,Science/Technology,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of about 50 recently declassified documents on U.S. intelligence efforts during the Cold War era to monitor developments in the Soviet Union’s space program.  From the National Security Archive


Historical Tables Budget of U.S. Government

Categories: Govt Finance,History,Statistics

Provides data on receipts, expenditures, surpluses or deficits back to about 1940.  From the Office of Management and Budget


A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense: Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,History

Speculates on whether the unipolar world (with one superpower) of the last 25 years  has given way to a new and different strategic situation and what implications this may have for U.S. defense plans and programs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department


Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency


Announcement by President Obama of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba  From the White House


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