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

The Confidante, a book on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

October 16, 2007 | 5:30:00 | LBJ Library Atrium, 10th Floor

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post foreign policy correspondent, discussed his new book, The Confidante, about Condeleeza Rice and the challenges that she has faced in her tenure as Secretary of State. Kessler offered his insights gleaned…

The History of Globalization – and the Globalization of History

October 10, 2007 | 12:00:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.111

Tony Hopkins discussed the ways in which globalization affects the study of history and the way historians view the world. He emphasized the increasing nature of interdisciplinary collaboration and perspectives that globalization requires for a…