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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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Is there a space race in the Middle East?

22 March, 2021

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

Why designating Yemen's Houthis as terrorists is a mistake

22 January, 2021

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

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

05 January, 2021

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

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

25 November, 2020

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

The future of EU-Israel relations after Biden's victory

13 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.

What Biden could mean for the Middle East

21 October, 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.

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.

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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