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 New Rules of War, Sean McFate's book

Sean McFate’s “The New Rules of War: How America Can Win – Against Russia, China, and Other Threats”

March 24, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:45 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Wednesday, March 24, (rescheduled from February 17), the Strauss Center, Intelligence Studies Project, Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL), and Clements Center for National Security will host Dr. Sean McFate, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and…

Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century

March 23, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, March 23, the Strauss and Clements Centers will host Josh Rogin, columnist for the Washington Post, for a book talk on his upcoming release Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the…