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David Clark was Robin Cook’s special adviser at the Foreign Office 1997-2001.
Accusations of bribery and attacks on central bank independence are testing the sincerity of the president’s pledge to end corruption.
Alleged links between the country’s anti-corrpution directorate and its intelligence services are undermining the country’s efforts to escape its past.
Three years after the country sank into conflict, its government is pursuing economic reforms.
This time, Project Fear cuts both ways.
David Clark explains why Romanians have taken to the street.
It is the country's capacity to change from within that will determine its economic prospects.
Instability and uncertainty could draw outside powers into a competitive struggle for influence over the region.
An eleventh-hour, unofficial candidate threatens to destabilise the contest.
Tony Blair left a trail of death and political destruction behind him. But he's not a war criminal.
The United Nations can and must do better than this, says David Clark.