Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, in addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, spoke on November 14 not only of his “strategic goal” to join the European Union, but stressed his country’s issues with neighbouring Russia are not solely Georgia’s, but also Europe’s. The Western-trained leader said the transformation of Georgia from a “failed state”, one “where insecurity and disorder prevailed,” to a democracy “has changed beyond recognition,” following the 2003 Rose Revolution which...

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