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

The Cognitive Security Conference (COGSEC)

March 4, 2021 | TBA | Zoom

On March 4-5, the Strauss Center will partner with Moody’s Center for Media Engagement (CME) to host COGSEC, a new conference focusing on the real-world practice of countering online influence operations. The conference will be…

Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration

March 2, 2021 | 12:15-1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, March 2, the Strauss Center is pleased to welcome Joy Olson, Consultant; Former Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), for a virtual talk on “Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy…

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