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

Pandemic Planning and Response Part II: High Stakes and Tough Decisions Revisited

October 1, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the Strauss and Clements Center welcome back Dr. Julie Schafer for a second conversation on the tough decisions governments face in responding to pandemics. Building upon the original event earlier this…

Deterrence Through Accountability in Cyberspace

September 22, 2020 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Zoom Webinar

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, the Strauss Center will host Jonathan Welburn, Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School, for a virtual talk on accountability as a defense mechanism in cyberspace. This webinar…