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

Democracy, Autocracy, and Revolution in Russia and Post-Soviet Eurasia

April 6, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, April 6, the Strauss Center will host Dr. Henry Hale, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, for a virtual talk on democracy, autocracy,…

Tess Owen, A Conversation about Extremism

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

On Tuesday, March 30, the Strauss Center will host Tess Owen, Senior Reporter at VICE News covering extremism, hate crimes, and gun control. Tess Owen’s virtual talk will explore her reporting on domestic extremist movements. This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series. Registration is required….