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

Join the Strauss Center, LBJ School, and the Clements Center for an online, public lecture and toast to Admiral Inman to celebrate his career and retirement. The admiral will give a 35-minute lecture on his view of…

Fareed Zakaria

An Evening With Fareed Zakaria

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

Join the LBJ Library for a virtual evening with 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…