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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.

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How the West lost influence in Libya's war

24 July, 2020

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Will Jordan revoke its peace treaty with Israel?

03 July, 2020

Annexation of the West Bank could be the final blow to Jordan's peace treaty with Israel.

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

12 June, 2020

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

11 June, 2020

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

21 May, 2020

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Gulf migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus

14 April, 2020

Migrant workers in the Gulf are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic as states introduce strict quarantine measures and travel bans.

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

15 January, 2020

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late last year, many unknowns still remain, as it is unclear what comes next both militarily and diplomatically.

Why Khashoggi's murder did not impact US-Saudi ties

02 October, 2019

While some European governments have distanced themselves from the 'bloody prince', this cannot be said for the US administration which remains the main backer of Saudi Arabia under MbS.

The Saudi Arabia-Qatar rift over Somalia

20 September, 2019

While Qatar has declared that it will build a new seaport in Somalia, Saudi Arabia has recognised the passport of autonomous Somaliland, amplifying political and ethnic divisions in the country.

Turkey expands its military base and influence in Qatar

10 September, 2019

Cooperation between Turkish and Qatari militaries has notably intensified since the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar, and Turkey is only but strengthening its presence in the small Gulf region.

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

22 August, 2019

Large parts of the population in Gulf countries are dependent on desalination for their drinking water, but high tensions in the region openly threatens the availability of potable water.

New nationalism on the rise​ in Saudi Arabia

20 August, 2019

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a powerful wave of new nationalism that is transforming domestic politics as well as the country's foreign policy.

Stasa Salacanin
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.

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