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

From the Iranian Revolution to the Kabul Withdrawal

October 20, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Zoom Webinar

On October 20, the Strauss Center welcomed Kim Ghattas, journalist, author, and analyst with more than twenty years of experience in print and broadcast media, covering the Middle East, international affairs, and US foreign policy….

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Book Talk—The Language of Political Incorporation: Chinese Migrants in Europe with Amy Liu

October 8, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm | WCH 4.118 & Zoom Webinar

On Friday, October 8, the Asia Policy Program, of the Strauss and Clements Centers, and the Center for East Asian Studies hosted a talk with Associate Professor Amy Liu, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at UT Austin. Professor Liu…

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