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

Amy Zegart book cover "Spies, Lies, and Algorithms"

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence

February 15, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, February 15, the Strauss Center, Clements Center, and the Intelligence Studies Project are pleased to welcome Amy Zegart, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, for a virtual talk on her newly released book…

Kara-Murza over the Russian flag

Freedom and Dissent in Contemporary Russia: A Conversation with Vladimir Kara-Murza

February 9, 2022 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School

On Wednesday, February 9, The University of Texas at Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security, Global (Dis)Information Lab, and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies will host…