The Cold War

Even before World War II drew to a close, the Soviet Union and the United States were locked into a dynamic of mutual distrust. Over the next decades, the two superpowers divided the world into two camps, and while they never engaged in all out conflict, this “cold” war led to a series of proxy wars, tense standoffs, and launched an arms race that we are still coping with today. Even after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, memories of the Cold War continues drive policy decisions in Washington D.C. and Russia today.