Digital National Security Archive
Documenting the making of U.S. foreign and national security policy
The Diplomacy of Climate Change: U.S. Policy from the Montreal Protocol to the Paris Agreement, 1981-2015
This timely collection is unrivaled in its scope and the quality of its primary sources exploring one of the pivotal issues of our era. Covering 35 years of key developments and controversy, it details U.S. policymaking from the 1987 Montreal Protocol on protecting the ozone layer to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and 2015 Paris climate change treaty targeting global warming as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. Records include top-level White House, State Department, Treasury, and EPA documents, CIA analyses, and U.N. reports on the key negotiations.
This collection focuses on a highly active, if checkered, period in the history of the Central Intelligence Agency, during which President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized numerous clandestine programs around the world. These include Iran 1953 (the infamous coup whose reverberations are still felt today), Tibet 1956-57, and the Congo beginning in 1960. A highlight is Eisenhower’s original decision and plans to mount operations against Castro’s Cuba that led to the Bay of Pigs. The set thus dovetails neatly with previous DNSA publications covering not only events in Cuba during this timeframe but also in Berlin, Guatemala, and Vietnam.
The Afghanistan War and the United States, 1998-2017
This up-to-date compilation on the 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan offers a trove of revealing documents focusing on the Bush-43 and Obama years. Largely the product of decades of Freedom of Information Act requests, it features records from the State Department, CENTCOM, Defense Intelligence Agency, and other agencies that explore the overall experience as well as the problems that bedeviled the American-led occupation. Those include, in particular, reconstruction of the country, U.S.-Afghan diplomatic ties, Pakistan's double-sided games, Taliban-al Qaeda relations, corruption, and narcotics.