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Georgia in U.S. Intelligence Annual Report
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 10 Feb.'16 / 12:52

Georgia might slow or suspend efforts towards greater Euro-Atlantic integration because of “effective Russian propaganda” and increasing “frustration” among Georgia’s elites and the public with the slow pace of Western integration, according to U.S. intelligence community’s annual report Worldwide Threat Assessment.

“Even as Georgia progresses with reforms, Georgian politics will almost certainly be volatile as political competition increases. Economic challenges are also likely to become a key political vulnerability for the government before the 2016 elections,” reads the report, presented by Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on February 9.
 
“Rising frustration among Georgia’s elites and the public with the slow pace of Western integration and increasingly effective Russian propaganda raise the prospect that Tbilisi might slow or suspend efforts toward greater Euro-Atlantic integration,” reads the report.

“Tensions with Russia will remain high, and we assess that Moscow will raise the pressure on Tbilisi to abandon closer EU and NATO ties,” it says. Last year’s report was also mentioning Moscow’s efforts to “press Tbilisi to abandon closer EU and NATO ties.”

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