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Mikhail Saakashvili
Sir David also talks to Ban Ki-moon, Bryan Adams and the head of Darfur peacekeepers.
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2008 09:44 GMT

Mikhail Saakashvili, the president of Georgia
The fighting that broke out between Georgia and Russia on August 7 has now ended - but it looks increasingly unlikely that the situation will return to its pre-war state.

Russia has signed friendship deals with the breakaway Georgian states of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, is continuing to call for the resignation of Mikhail Saakashvili, the Georgian president.

Sir David talks to Saakashvili about the possibility of a new Cold War.

Saakashvili says that the current situation is more dangerous than the Cold War and that he is convinced that South Ossetia and Abkhazia will rejoin Georgia. 

Watch Sir David Frost's interview with Mikhail Sakashvili

Ban Ki-Moon

Ban Ki Moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations
This week the United Nations General Assembly's 63rd session was opened by its new president, Miguel D'Escoto, the former Nicaraguan foreign minister. In his opening speech, D'Escoto said the term "democracy" in the UN had become "increasingly empty, with no real meaning or substance".

Since becoming the UN secretary-general in 2007, Ban Ki-moon has promised reforms within the UN.

The secretary-general joins Sir David from New York to discuss the future of the UN, the situation between Russia and Georgia, and his concerns about global warming, famine and nuclear disarmament.

Watch the interview with Ban Ki-Moon

Bryan Adams

Brian Adams, singer, songwriter and photographer
Since his debut, back in 1980, Bryan Adams has sold more than 65 million records around the world with hits such as the Summer of '69 and Straight From the Heart. His music has featured in 42 films, including Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Bobby. Alongside his music, Bryan Adams has also built a reputation as a photographer.

The singer/songwriter talks to Sir David about his upcoming peace concert in Georgia and tells Sir David what it was like photographing Queen Elizabeth II for a Canadian postage stamp.  

Watch the interview with Bryan Adams

Martin Luther Agwai 

Martin Luther Agwai talks about the joint AU-UN mission in Darfur
Martin Luther Agwai is the force commander of the joint AU-UN Mission in Darfur, known as UNAMID. At full strength, the force is set to have 26,000 military, police and civilian personnel, making it the largest peacekeeping mission in the world. However only about a third of the 26,000 personnel promised has currently been deployed to the region, which is the size of France. 

General Martin Luther Agwai tells Sir David how UNAMID is still critically short of troops and equipment.

Watch Sir David Frost's interview with Marthin Luther Agwai

This episode of Frost Over The World aired from Friday, September 19, 2008.

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