Joint Crisis Committee

Agenda Item: The Underground Side of the Cold War

Under Secretary General: Altan Tanrıverdi

Academic Assistants: Ali Gürlek, Emre Özdoğan, Tunç Akyıldız


During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a wide range of covert activities in order to gain an advantage over one another. These activities were often referred to as the “underground side” of the Cold War and included espionage, sabotage, and covert operations. One of the most well-known examples of espionage during the Cold War was the American and Soviet spy networks that operated in both countries. Both sides had a large number of spies working to gather information and steal secrets from the other side. These spies often worked under deep cover, posing as diplomats, businesspeople, or other seemingly innocent individuals. Covert operations were also an important part of the underground side of the Cold War. These could include things like supporting rebel groups, undermining governments, and even assassination. The CIA and the KGB, the respective intelligence agencies of the US and Soviet Union, were heavily involved in these types of operations

The underground side of the Cold War was a dangerous and shadowy world, with both sides constantly trying to outsmart and outmaneuver each other. In MUNSA’23, two rival sides will constantly engage in intelligence battles and their actions will determine the future of Cold War.