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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 will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

28 June, 2018

In-depth: In the aftermath of the Islamic State group's defeat, the question remains what to do with captured and returning fighters and their families, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Can Europe defend Iran?

21 May, 2018

Analysis: Does the EU have enough diplomatic skills and economic potentials to keep the Iran deal alive and how will it respond to the US re-imposed sanctions, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

03 May, 2018

In-depth: Saudi Arabia and Russia’s closer political and commercial cooperation, going beyond regulation of oil prices, has indicated a new chapter in their relations, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Trump's hawks will try to destabilise Iran

26 April, 2018

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

12 April, 2018

Analysis: The 'caliphate' may be destroyed, but that doesn't mean IS has vanished. Many predict the organisation will regroup and strike again. Question is, how and where, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Qatar’s farewell to the GCC?

25 March, 2018

The prospect of Qatar leaving the six-state GCC bloc and pursuing an independent path is becoming a more realistic scenario as the Gulf crisis enters its ninth month.

Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity: desert destination or futuristic flop?

22 March, 2018

In-depth: Can Saudi Arabia's planned megacity Neom function as an economically successful hub in the desert, asks Stasa Salacanin.

Divergent Saudi and Emirati agendas deepen Yemen crisis

02 March, 2018

The war in Yemen has spiralled out of control as Saudi and UAE allies turn on each other in Aden, undermining the image of a unified Saudi-led coalition.

The cautious détente between Saudi Arabia and Israel

28 February, 2018

Analysis: A previously inconceivable strategic alliance has been fostered between Saudi Arabia and Israel, defying decades of rhetoric and geopolitics, writes Stasa Salcanin.

Will Europe ban weapons to countries fighting in Yemen?

08 February, 2018

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will no longer receive weapons from Germany and Norway, and many are wondering whether other European nations might follow their example, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The Qatar crisis hits the African continent

12 October, 2017

Analysis: With Saudi Arabia calling on a number of African states to join its boycott of Qatar, it has become clear the Gulf crisis is spilling over, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Muqtadr al-Sadr heralds Iraq's return to the Saudi-Arab fold

25 September, 2017

Comment: The recent rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is the latest link in a chain of shifting alliances in the Middle East, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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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