Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Russia is waging a broad campaign to undermine democratic states and subvert alliances like NATO.  In addition to invading Ukraine and bombing civilians in Syria, Russia has pumped tens of millions into disinformation and propaganda targeting the U.S. and Europe.  For too long, the U.S. response to Russian aggression has been weak and ineffective – and that has to change.  This hearing will allow us to examine ways to better counter Russia’s weaponization of information and other hostile acts.”

Opening Statements

Full text of Chairman Ed Royce’s opening statement

Witnesses

His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves
(Former President of the Republic of Estonia)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

The Honorable Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus and Distinguished Fellow
The Stimson Center
(Former Assistant Secretary for Political Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Mr. Peter B. Doran
Executive Vice President
Center for European Policy Analysis
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

The Honorable Daniel Baer
(Former U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

 

***Any changes to the witness list will be reflected above.