Nepal: Declassified

Documents Permanent Under-Secretary’s Planning Committee, ‘Country Assessment Sheets’, 1974 (click here) Articles ‘The allegations against MI6 are serious – so why aren’t they front page news?’ (Politics.co.uk, 16 December 2014) ‘Britain accused of conniving at torture of Maoists in Nepal’s civil war’ (Guardian, 31 August 2014)        

Mauritius: Declassified

Documents ‘US embassy cables: Foreign Office does not regret evicting Chagos islanders’ (US Embassy, UK, 15 May 2009) Articles ‘SSR and the Independence of Mauritius’ (Le Mauricien, 18 September 2014) ‘WikiLeaks cables: Mauritius sues UK for control of Chagos islands’ (21 December 2010)      

India: Declassified

UK files on India highlight involvement in the bloody 1984 Amritsar raid and an assassination attempt against pro-independence leader, Subhas Chandra Bose, among other policies. Documents Prime Minister’s Office file on Amritsar Raid (Stop Deportations, 1984) ‘US embassy cables: UK presses Pakistan for “quick action” after Mumbai attacks; US says UK is “over-reacting” (US Embassy, […]

Greece: Declassified

Articles ‘Britain Bugged Germany’s Plan for BRICS Rescue Bailout for Greece in 2011’ (Sputnik News, 9 July 2015) ‘Declassified UK documents reveal Greece planned Cyprus invasion in 1983’ (Ecoiku, 7 July 2015) ‘”Greece offered to send troops in 1983 after TRNC declared”’ (Cyprus Mail, 7 July 2015) ‘UK government failed in its duties’ (Cyprus Mail, […]

Gibraltar: Declassified

Documents ‘Declassified documents bring “Mintoffian” into diplomatic lexicon’ (Times of Malta, 4 September 2016) ‘Secret documents shed light on 1987 airport agreement’ (Gibraltar Chronicle, 22 February 2016) ‘Margaret Thatcher worried about Gibraltar during the Falklands war’ (Guardian, 28 December 2012) ‘Spain’s King Juan Carlos told Britain: “we don’t want Gibraltar back”’ (Telegraph, 6 January 2014) […]

East Timor / Timor Leste: Declassified

Documents ‘Declassified British Documents Reveal U.K. Support for Indonesian Invasion and Occupation of East Timor, 1975-1976’ (31 documents, National Security Archive) Articles ‘Declassified British Documents Reveal U.K. Support for Indonesian Invasion and Occupation of East Timor, 1975-1976’ (Hugh Dowson, National Security Archive) ‘UK embassy lied over fate of Timor journalists’ (Guardian, 1 December 2005) ‘Indonesia, […]

Middle East (general): Declassified

UK files/articles on the Middle East show, among other things, UK support to Gulf elites, the importance of controlling oil and keeping the region divided, and plans to use nuclear weapons to deny Soviet control of oil. Documents Defence Intelligence paper, ‘Presentation to Sir William Luce on the Gulf’, August 1970 (click here) Foreign Office, […]

Kenya: Declassified

  These UK files/articles on the brutal UK war in Kenya in 1950s highlight mass killings, starvation as policy, torture, forced labour, rape as well as cover-ups and destroying of evidence.   Documents ‘Kenya: Memorandum by the Secretary of State for the Colonies’, (13 November 1957, National Archives, at page 85) Articles 1950s war against […]

Cyprus: Declassified

Documents Cabinet Minutes, 129/90, November 1957, National Archives (pages 47, 85 and 127) ‘US embassy cables: UK foreign office tries to smooth relations with US over Cyprus flights’ (US Embassy UK, 20 May 2008) Articles  1950s ‘”An assault upon the people”’ (Cyprus Mail, 31 May 2015) ‘Grivas: a generally bitter man’ (Cyprus Mail, 28 October […]

Malaya / Malaysia: Declassified

Articles 1948-60 war Mark Curtis, The war in Malaya, 1948-60 (Extract from Web of Deceit, 2003) ‘MI5 in Ceylon – the untold story’ (Phil Miller, Open Democracy, 5 November 2013) ‘British colonial files released following legal challenge’ (BBC, 18 April 2012) ‘Colonial Office files detail ‘eliminations’ to choke Malayan insurgency’ (Guardian, 18 April 2012) ‘Batang […]