This hearing will assess the historical aspects of the U.S.-European alliance, including cooperation through organizations like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as close economic

Opening Statements

Ranking Member Kinzinger (R-IL)

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The Honorable Nicholas Burns
Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
(Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

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The Honorable Christine Wormuth
International Security and Defense Policy Center
RAND Corporation
(Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense)

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Ms. Heather Conley
Senior Vice President, Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic
Director, Europe Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies
(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

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Hal Brands, Ph.D.
Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
(Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Strategic Planning)

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