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Stasa Salacanin


Stasa Salacanin is a freelance journalist who writes for several newspapers across the Middle East, including BQ Doha and Qatar Today. He has written extensively on Middle Eastern affairs, trade and political relations, Syria and Yemen, terrorism and defence.

Analysis: The Taliban's rise to power has amplified fears that Afghanistan's huge narcotics trade will only increase under the new fundamentalist regime.

16 September, 2021

Analysis: Israel's new government has signalled a willingness to reconnect with the EU, but questions remain over whether Tel Aviv will cut ties cultivated by Netanyahu with populist and far-right leaders.

02 August, 2021

Analysis: Political and business relations between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates are marked by opacity and secrecy.

11 May, 2021

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

22 March, 2021

Analysis: Designating the Houthis as a foreign terrorist organisation could choke humanitarian supplies to Yemen and torpedo diplomatic efforts for peace.

22 January, 2021

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

05 January, 2021

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

25 November, 2020

Analysis: While there are hopes that Joe Biden will revamp transatlantic ties, the EU needs to find its own voice on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

13 November, 2020

Analysis: With Joe Biden leading in the polls for US presidential elections, a victory for the Democratic candidate could have major policy implications for the Middle East.

21 October, 2020

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

23 September, 2020