Chairman Rohrabacher on the hearing: “Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania emerged from Soviet occupation 25 years ago and have taken major strides to build their economies, become integrated with the rest of Europe, and join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Over the last three years, as the U.S.-Russia relationship has headed in the wrong direction, tension in the region has increased. This hearing will provide the Members of the Subcommittee an opportunity to hear from a panel of experienced experts, ask questions, and gain insight into the region and what should guide US policy.”

Witnesses

Mr. Paul A. Goble
Principal Professor
The Institute of World Politics
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Ms. Lisa Sawyer Samp
Senior Fellow
International Security Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies
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Mr. Matthew Rojansky
Director
Kennan Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center
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Mr. Edward Lucas
Senior Vice President
Center for European Policy Analysis
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