International Network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents

The international network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents was founded in 1988. Delegations from different parts of the world met for the first time in London in 1989. Since then, the reunions took place every second year in The Hague (1992), Ottawa (1994), Rome (1996), Bonn (1998), Washington (2001), Canberra (2003), Paris (2005), Dublin (2007), The Hague (2009), Jerusalem (2011), Geneva (2013) and Washington (2015). The next conference will be held in London from 25-28 April 2017.

On this page you will find information about the release of new volumes of editions of diplomatic documents.

New Volumes

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy XI, 1957-61

The eleventh instalment of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, covering the years 1957 to 1961, the important period when Éamon de Valera stepped down as Taoiseach, to be replaced by Seán Lemass. This was at the height of the Cold War, when, despite Ireland’s neutrality, the Department of External Affairs (as it was then called) prepared for Ireland actually being involved in a potential third world war (these preparations included plans to arm Irish diplomats in danger zones in case of public unrest).

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy IX

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy IX (1948-51) covers the three years and four months of Ireland’s first coalition government. Comprising Fine Gael, the Labour Party, Clann na Poblachta, Clann na Talmhan and the National Labour Party, it was known as the ‘Inter-Party Government’. In office from February 1948 to June 1951, and led by John A. Costello of Fine Gael.

Documents on the Foreign Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany 1983

397 documents published here for the first time show how the German Federal Government did its best to continue the East/West dialogue and the process of European unification against a background of increased block confrontation which for example even manifested itself in the shooting down of a South Korean passenger aircraft by the USSR.

35 Years since the Signing of the Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel: A New Publication by the Israel State Archives

To mark the 35th anniversary of the signing of the treaty, the Israel State Archives presents a special publication, which includes 67 documents, 18 of them in English, recording crucial stages in the diplomatic contacts leading up to the Camp David summit conference, the conference itself and the negotiations on the treaty before the actual signing in Washington.