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

Negotiating the Next Nuclear Treaty: Can China Be Brought To the Table? Can Russia Be Kept At the Table?

October 26, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | LBJ School Of Public Affairs - SRH 3.122

On Tuesday, October 26, the Strauss Center will welcome Rose Gottemoeller, Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation. Rose Gottemoeller’s talk…

Tom Shugart 10/21/21

Red Planet: The Growing Reach of China’s Military

October 21, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | TBD - In Person

On Thursday, October 21, the Strauss Center and Clements Center for National Security will host Thomas Shugart, Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security, for “Red Planet:…