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

Joby Warrick Red Line book

Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

February 24, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | RLP 1.302B

On Thursday, February 24, the Strauss and Clements Centers will host Joby Warrick, journalist for the Washington Post, for a talk on his latest release Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy…

Getting U.S. Security Assistance Right: Lessons from Mexico, Central America, and Colombia

February 16, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | TBD

On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, the Strauss Center will welcome Dr. Paul Angelo, fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a talk on U.S. security assistance to Latin America, with a…