Brief: Redrawing Georgia

Russia sees an opportunity to settle the status of Georgia's secessionist regions.

Background: Russia needs the Caucasus to be stable and under its influence to serve as a buffer between it and powerful states like Iran and Turkey. It recently brokered peace and deployed peacekeepers between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but the status of two pro-Russian regions that broke away from Georgia in 2008 remains unsettled. What Happened: […]

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