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

A Conservation with Dulce Garcia of Border Angels

January 21, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 PM | Zoom Webinar

On Thursday, January 21, the Strauss Center will host Dulce Garcia, Executive Director of Border Angels, for a virtual talk. This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series. Border Angels is a non-profit organization…

2021 Cyber 9/12 Challenge

January 7, 2021 | ALL DAY | Zoom

We are excited to announce that the Strauss Center at The University of Texas at  Austin is partnering with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative to host a “regional” round of the Atlantic Council’s renowned cybersecurity policy competition. This stand-alone event…