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

Admiral Bobby Inman

The Admiral’s View of the World: A Public Lecture by Admiral Bobby Inman

May 12, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | Zoom

On May 12, Admiral Bobby Inman delivered a public lecture to celebrate his career and forthcoming retirement, hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs in co-sponsorship with the Strauss Center and Clements Center. Admiral…

Fareed Zakaria

An Evening With Fareed Zakaria

May 4, 2021 | 7:00 - 7:45 pm | YouTube

On May 4, the LBJ Library welcomed CNN host and bestselling author Fareed Zakaria, speaking on his recent release Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, which explores how the COVID-19 pandemic will shape the world to…

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