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

Nicole Perlroth Lecture 2/18/21

Nicole Perlroth’s “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends”

April 21, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On April 21, the Strauss Center welcomed the New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth for a virtual conversation, moderated by Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney, on her newly released book, “This Is How They Tell Me the…

Diplomacy at the Center of Foreign Policy: Opportunities and Challenges to Restoring American Engagement with the World

April 19, 2021 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Monday, April 19, the Strauss Center welcomed Ambassador Philip T. Reeker, the Department of State Acting Assistant Secretary – Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs to give a talk on “Diplomacy at the Center…

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