Whenever the term “Cold War” is mentioned the vast majority of the world instantly thinks of the half-century long conflict between the United States and former Soviet Union, over the governing of the post-WWII world. Those who lived through it remember practicing duck and cover drills at school and stocking bomb shelters at home. The younger generations recall stories they read in their studies as well as those told by their veteran grandparents. Stories of young American men being sent as far as the jungles of Vietnam to the waves of the Caribbean in the campaign of countering communisms expansion. As far as their recollection goes, the infamous cold war ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall and dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, with the United States emerging as the worlds sole superpower. This piece exists to inform you that at the same time the Soviet Union and the west were threatening mutually assured destruction, another cold war was being orchestrated between another set of great powers. This piece was written to tell you about the cold war in the Middle East.

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