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

U.S. – Mexico Relations: Achievements and the Road Ahead

U.S. – Mexico Relations: Achievements and the Road Ahead

April 15, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Thursday, April 15, the Strauss Center and Clements Center for National Security will host Martha Bárcena Coqui, Mexican Ambassador to the United States, and Kimberly Breier, Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Americas Program for the Center for Strategic and International…

Scott Anderson

National Security Legal Careers, at Home and Abroad

April 13, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, April 13, the Strauss Center, in partnership with the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School, is pleased to welcome Scott Anderson, Senior Fellow with the National Security Law Program and Fellow…