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Declassified documents are a great vantage point for understanding global governance, current security concerns and the international market. The introduction to the book provides a comprehensive view of world politics. The documents cover not only US-India bilateral relations during the formative years, but US relations with colonial powers as well. The text, as a whole, provides the context of current international relations. These documents were collected from the Presidential Libraries - FDR to Carter, White House Papers, National Security Council, Office of Strategic Services, Central Intelligence Agency, selections from Foreign Relations (Department's Diplomatic Papers, US Agency for International Development, Divisional Reports of the Department of State, and cables from several US embassies.

The documents cover seven topics chronologically: US Foreign Policy; US and UK relations; US and USSR in the near and far-East; Nehru; India's Foreign Policy, India & Pakistan; and, Aid. The book provides its reader an in-depth documentation of the history of US/India relations based on archival declassified material sourced from the United States.

The volume is the first in a series to provide declassified documents spanning the Franklin Roosevelt - Carter years. Other volumes in the series will explore Indo-China relations; Indo-Pak conflicts of 1965 and 1971; Kashmir; Nuclear Proliferation, and the Soviet and Chinese influence on Indo-US relations as well.


The Ambassador in Iran (Grady) to the Secretary of State

TOP SECRET PRIORITY TEHRAN, July 20, 1950–11 a.m.


  • I agree that it is important to inaugurate aid program in this area along lines proposed Dental 89. These countries are clearly in precarious position and they feel American aid has skipped over them. An aid program will have material effects and even more important, it will give confidence and raise morale.

  • Iran:

    • Such a program is almost essential here supplement Exim Bank loans now under consideration since Point Four funds for this year are likely to be small. Funds are needed cover certain propjets in fields of health, sanitation and agriculture which might not qualify under Exim Bank loan requirements, and it is necessary provide more of much needed ...

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