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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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Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

23 September, 2020

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

Will UAE-Israel deal draw Tel Aviv into Yemen's war?

11 September, 2020

Divided opinion over the normalisation deal risks complicating already tense relations among Yemen's political factions.

After UAE-Israel deal, which Arab countries could be next?

28 August, 2020

The agreement has amplified regional divisions but also formalised new fault lines. So who could be next to establish official ties with Israel?

How Jordan's crackdown on the teachers' union risks backfiring

14 August, 2020

Jordan has closed the teachers' union and arrested dozens of members to quell recent protests. But the crackdown on civic dissent could come at a cost.

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.

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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