Canada has often found itself involved in the Middle East in one capacity or another. During the Cold War, it was largely to do with defusing conflicts involving our closest allies. The 1956 Suez Crisis, for example, was largely de-escalated by the arrival of a Canadian-led UN peacekeeping force. Tensions over Cyprus resulted in another significant deployment of Canadian peacekeepers in 1964. As the Cold War closed, the focus shifted with Canada taking part in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War and indirectly supporting the U.S.-led 2003 Iraq invasion.
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