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.

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Strauss Events

The Cognitive Security Conference (COGSEC)

March 4, 2021 | TBA | Zoom

On March 4-5, 2021, 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…

“Trust, But Verify: Incentivizing Compliance” Space Traffic Management Conference

January 26, 2021 | TBD | Zoom

The Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program at The University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss Center and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), will hold the 7th annual Space Traffic Management conference, “Trust, But Verify:…

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