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

“Anthropogenic Environmental Impact on Space Traffic” 2022 Space Traffic Management Conference

March 2, 2022 | TBD | Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School & Zoom Webinar

The Space Security, Safety, and Sustainability (SSSS) 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 8th annual Space Traffic Management conference, “Anthropogenic Environmental…

Russia’s Global Influence Strategy: The Case of Syria

November 29, 2021 | 12:25 – 1:40 pm | SRH 3.122, LBJ School

On Monday, November 29, the Strauss Center will welcome Dr. Anna Borshchevskaya, senior fellow at The Washington Institute for a talk on how Syria played and will continue to play in Russia’s global influence strategy….

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