DECLASSIFIED

This is an expanding collection of declassified government documents on UK foreign policy. It includes: original government documents and transcripts, mainly from the National Archives in London; articles by Mark that analyse these declassified files; and online articles that cover such files.

What do these files and articles reveal?

These files highlight a range of British foreign policies since 1945, notably the UK involvement in coups, wars, covert operations, human rights abuses, arms exports, propaganda operations, and support for repressive regimes. They highlight much of the true nature of the UK’s role in the world, and especially reveal the actual interests and priorities of UK policy-makers – Prime Ministers, Ministers, ambassadors and civil servants. Click on the countries and themes below to view the files and articles.

The public’s right to know

The aim is to eventually build a fully comprehensive and searchable collection of declassified British documents and articles – to make these fully accessible to the public, which has a right to a better knowledge of what has been done, and is being done, in our name. In addition, the project seeks to encourage and support researchers to undertake work online and at the National Archives to publish more documents and articles on the reality of the UK’s role in the world.

Click on the following countries and themes

AFGHANISTAN

ARGENTINA / FALKLANDS

AUSTRALIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

AZERBAIJAN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

BANGLADESH

BAHRAIN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

BELIZE (SOON TO BE ADDED)

BOSNIA

BOTSWANA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

BRAZIL (SOON TO BE ADDED)

CAMBODIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

CANADA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

CENSORSHIP OF DOCUMENTS

CHAGOS ISLANDS

CHILE

CHINA AND HONG KONG

CONGO/DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

CUBA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

CYPRUS

CZECH REPUBLIC (SOON TO BE ADDED)

EAST TIMOR / TIMOR LESTE

EGYPT

ERITREA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

ETHIOPIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

FIJI (SOON TO BE ADDED)

FRANCE (SOON TO BE ADDED)

GERMANY (SOON TO BE ADDED)

GHANA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

GIBRALTAR

GREECE

GRENADA

GUATEMALA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

GUYANA/BRITISH GUIANA

HUNGARY (SOON TO BE ADDED)

INDIA

INDONESIA

IRAN

IRAQ

IRELAND (SOON TO BE ADDED)

ISRAEL / PALESTINE

JAPAN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

JORDAN

KAZAKHSTAN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

KENYA

KUWAIT (SOON TO BE ADDED)

LEBANON (SOON TO BE ADDED)

LIBYA

LITHUANIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

MALAYA / MALAYSIA

MALAWI (SOON TO BE ADDED)

MALTA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

MAURITIUS

MIDDLE EAST

NAZIS (POST-1945) (SOON TO BE ADDED)

NEPAL

NORTHERN IRELAND (SOON TO BE ADDED)

NIGERIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

NUCLEAR / CHEMICAL

OMAN

PAKISTAN

PERU (SOON TO BE ADDED)

POLAND (SOON TO BE ADDED)

RENDITION AND TORTURE

RUSSIA / U.S.S.R

RWANDA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SAUDI ARABIA

SERBIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SINGAPORE

SOLOMON ISLANDS (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SOMALIA

SOUTH AFRICA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SPAIN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SUDAN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SRI LANKA

SWAZILAND (SOON TO BE ADDED)

SYRIA

TANZANIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

TOGO (SOON TO BE ADDED)

UGANDA

TURKEY (SOON TO BE ADDED)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (SOON TO BE ADDED)

UK FOREIGN POLICY (GENERAL)

UKRAINE (SOON TO BE ADDED)

UNITED STATES

UZBEKISTAN (SOON TO BE ADDED)

VENEZUELA (SOON TO BE ADDED)

VIETNAM

YEMEN

ZIMBABWE / RHODESIA (SOON TO BE ADDED)