FOIA Electronic Reading Room
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) electronic reading room of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) offers several primary source collections for the study of Central and Eastern Europe during and after the Cold War period. The FOIA Electronic Reading Room web site was established by the CIA "to provide the public with an overview of access to CIA information, including electronic access to previously released documents." Direct web access to the following collections is now possible:
  • The Soviet and Warsaw Pact Military Journals is a PDF collection of "sensitive Soviet and Warsaw Pact military journals from 1961 to 1984 providing a view into Warsaw Pact military strategy".
  • Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski is "a captivating collection of over 75 documents concerning the planning and implementation martial law in Poland from mid-1980 to late 1981. The collection release coincided with a CIA symposium honouring Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, a member of the Polish Army General Staff and the source of the documents."
  • FOIA New Releases Many documents for post-war European History belonging to the CIA are also accessible in the Cengage Learning DDRS - Declassified Documents Reference System database subscribed by the EUI Library and only accessible on site at the EUI for copyright matters. The USA DDRS includes documents made available through the US Freedom of Information Act from the period immediately after World War II through the 1970's. Documents are available as keyed searchable texts and as digital facsimiles.
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