Foreign Office files for the Middle East, 1971-1981
- Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK : Adam Matthew Digital, 2016-
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Archives direct.
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm) issuing body.
- 1: Middle East, 1971-1974: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis
- 2: Middle East, 1975-1978: The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords
- 3: Middle East, 1979-1981: The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.
This resource comprises British Foreign and Commonwealth Office files and selected files from the Prime Minister's Office and Defence Intelligence. The resource is in three sections: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis (1971-1974); The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords (1975-1978); The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (1979-1981).
- This resource addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia. Sourced from the UK National Archives, the documents were created by British diplomats and civil servants, and include analyses, annual reviews and diplomatic correspondence.
- Middle East > History > 20th century > Sources > Databases.
- Middle East > Politics and government > 1945- > Sources > Databases.
- Middle East > Foreign relations > 20th century > Sources > Databases.
- Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office > Archives > Databases.
- Great Britain. Ministry of Defence > Archives > Databases.
- Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- Great Britain. Ministry of Defence.
- Diplomatic relations.
- Politics and government.
- Middle East.
- Beginning date
- Title Variation
- Archives Direct. Foreign Office files for the Middle East, 1971-1981
- Title from title bar: Archives Direct - Adam Matthew Digital
- Also known as: FO Middle East - Archives Direct
- Vol/date range
- Began in 2016.
- Archives direct
- At head of title: Archives Direct, sources from the National Archives, UK.
- "The full collection contains complete runs of Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from the Arabian and Middle East Department (FCO 8), the Southern European Department (FCO 9), the Eastern Department (FCO 17), the North and East African Department (FCO 39), the Commodities and Oil Department (FCO 67) and the Near East and North Africa Department (FCO 93) that are relevant to the time period, and is augmented by selections from the Prime Minister's Office files (PREM) and Defence Intelligence files (DEFE). Covering the period from 1971-1981."
- Includes material relating to the following organisations: Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO), Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations (UN), European Economic Community (EEC), Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), British Petroleum Company (BP), Jaguar, British Leyland.
- Includes documents concerning political and diplomatic activity in relation to the following topics: withdrawal of British forces and declarations of independence in the Persian Gulf; formation of United Arab Emirates; rebellion in Oman and North and South Yemen; visits of British political figures; foreign dignitaries in Britain; sale of British military equipment; Grivas and the Cyprus coup; Cyprus peace talks and annual reviews; Middle Eastern internal and external political affairs; sale, supply and policies relating to crude oil, petroleum and gas; British energy supply; personality profiles and annual reviews of the political climate in the Middle East; Arab-Israeli War and peace talks; despatches from British diplomats in the Middle East.
- Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
- Location of Originals
- National Archives, Kew.
- Contained in (work): Archives direct. Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK : AM, Adam Matthew, [2010?]-