Yesterday’s bombing in the Moscow subway brought renewed focus to the Caucasus, in the southern part of the Russian Federation, as officials expressed suspicions that the suicide bombers were from the area. While Georgia is not implicated, it shares a border with the area of the Russian Federation from where many militants have come in the past, including Abkhazia, Chechnya, Ingushetia and Ossetia. Learn more about Georgia, the state of bilateral relations and the importance of Georgia as an ally in the Caucasus in June, when the World Affairs Council hosts H.E. Batu Kutelia, Ambassador of Georgia to the United States, Canada and Mexico.
For more information on Russian concern of spreading guerrilla warfare, read this article from the New York Times.