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Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow at 10 a.m., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) will convene a hearing to look at Russia’s global efforts to undermine democratic states. The hearing, entitled “Undermining Democratic Institutions and Splintering NATO: Russian Disinformation Aims,” will begin at 10 a.m.

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.”

What:
Hearing: Undermining Democratic Institutions and Splintering NATO: Russian Disinformation Aims

When:
Thursday, March 9 at 10 a.m. ET

Where:
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:
His Excellency Toomas Hendrik Ilves
(Former President of the Republic of Estonia)

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)

Mr. Peter B. Doran
Executive Vice President
Center for European Policy Analysis

The Honorable Daniel Baer
(Former U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

 

***See www.foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

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