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

A Conversation on Economic Espionage with Catherine Lotrionte

April 29, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On April 29, the Strauss Center hosted Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. This webinar was part of our Brumley Speaker Series.  In her talk, Dr. Lotrionte discussed how…

A Conversation on Security in East Asia with Randall Schriver

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

On April 27, the Strauss Center hosted the Honorable Randall G. Schriver, Chairman of the Board at The Project 2049 Institute and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. Randall Schriver’s talk explored U.S….

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