This week, the Central Intelligence Agency uploaded more than 12 million documents onto its online library, allowing access to previously unavailable declassified material ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s. There is a lot of interesting material for researchers to wade through, but here are some of my initial highlights:
- A 1949 report on the communist movement in Australia.
- A 1949 report on the communist movement in New Zealand
- A June 1956 report on the fall out amongst Western Communist Parties after Khrushchev’s Secret Speech in February 1956
- A 1957 report on Titoism and World Communism
- A 1958 report on the Afro-Asian Solidarity Conference held in Cairo in 1957 (just after the Suez Crisis).
- A 1976 report on the emerging ‘Democratic Kampuchea’ regime in Cambodia
- A 1981 report on the states that supported terrorist movements in Europe and North Africa/Middle East
- Two reports on the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party from July and November 1983
- A 1984 report on the relationship between Australian Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke and the trade union movement.
- A 1985 report on terrorism in Western Europe
These are just the tip of the metaphorical iceberg, so if there’s any documents you think are particularly interesting, leave a comment below and I might try to compile a further list soon.