This collection concerns high-level U.S. diplomatic relations with all countries of the Middle East and South Asia. The topical scope is broad, involving, for example, Indo-Pakistani relations, Lebanonís collapse into civil war, Sinai disengagement discussions between Egypt and Israel, military and economic assistance programs, oil exports and prices, the partition of Cyprus and Greek-Turkish tensions, the Rabat Summit of Arab leaders, and the Arab-Israeli conflict generally. Materials are primarily memoranda of National Security Advisers Kissinger and Scowcroft, National Security Council staff memoranda, and cable traffic between the State Department and individual U.S. embassies in the region. The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of country, with separate sequences for NSC documents and State Department telegrams. Folders for Egypt are included in this collection, but folders for the other Arab nations of North Africa are located in Presidential Country Files for Africa.
14 linear feet (ca. 28,000 pages)
Gerald R. Ford (accession number 77-118)
Open, but some materials continue to be national security classified and restricted. Access is governed by the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, and National Archives and Records Administration regulations (36 CFR 1256).
Gerald Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by Helmi Raaska, February 2004
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