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

Sandra Fahy 11/11

States, Lies and Video: A Century of States Using Video to Deny Human Rights Abuses

November 11, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Thursday, November 11, the Asia Policy Program, Strauss Center, and Clements Center for National Security will host Sandra Fahy, Associate Professor in International and Global Studies with the Kroeger School of Public Affairs at Carleton…

Benjamin Young book talk 10/27

Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World

October 27, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Wednesday, October 27, the Asia Policy Program at the Strauss and Clements Centers are pleased to welcome Benjamin Young, Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in the Wilder School of Government and…

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