Post-Soviet States

People, Power, and Assets

About the Program

Documenting a pivotal moment in world history

The transition of the Soviet Union into an array of successor states was a pivotal moment in world history. Some aspects of that story are well known, while others are less familiar.  The latter is particularly true, unfortunately, with respect to the complicated commercial, energy, and financial agreements and transactions that unfolded at that time. In an effort to improve understanding of these matters, and to create new opportunities for scholars of that era, the Strauss Center is undertaking an oral history and document collection project intended to memorialize and make accessible key insights and primary materials. The Post-Soviet States project is led by the Strauss Center’s Rebecca Johnston.

Strauss Events

Haas Event 10/7

Is Coexistence Possible Amidst Intensifying Rivalry? Charting a Path For the Future of U.S.-China Relations

October 7, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | TBD, In Person

The Strauss and Clements Centers are pleased to welcome Ryan Hass, author of Stronger: Adapting America’s China Strategy in an Age of Competitive Interdependence, for a talk on “Is Coexistence Possible Amidst Intensifying Rivalry? Charting a…

Middle Eastern Studies Event 9/23

Roundtable on Israel and Palestine

September 23, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm | Zoom

On Thursday, September 23, the Strauss Center, led by UT’s Middle Eastern Studies, will be co-sponsoring a virtual roundtable on Israel and Palestine. May 2021 saw the worst flareup of violence in years in Israel…