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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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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.

Europe under significant pressure from both US and Iran

17 July, 2019

Analysis: As the JCPOA deteriorates, does it mean that European governments will be more tempted to join the US pressure campaign on Iran?

GCC: A glimmer of hope or condemned to history?

20 June, 2019

Analysis: The future of the GCC has been called into question with the current blockade on Qatar. Despite the current bad blood between member states, there have been some achievements.

Haftar's offensive is not the final chapter in Libya

30 May, 2019

Analysis: With the 'liberation' of Tripoli, Haftar would be just a step closer the final victory in the long-lasting civil war. But it is not as close as it seems.

US-Turkey tensions reach boiling point over Russia rocket saga

28 May, 2019

Analysis: If Turkey finalises the purchase of the Russian made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, there will be a severe political crisis between Washington and Ankara, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Saudi Aramco shifts to new 'crude to chemical' strategy

17 April, 2019

Saudi energy giant Aramco is undergoing a strategic transformation responding to shifts in the global energy sector.

'German Islam' project work in progress

04 April, 2019

The German Islam Conference, an initiative to redefine and adjust Islam to German values and stimulate integration of Muslims into society, has triggered many controversies and heating debates.

EU-Saudi relations after Khashoggi

07 March, 2019

Analysis: Khashoggi's murder puts the West into a very uncomfortable position: how to respond to a brutal crime against a Saudi dissident, without hurting relations with an important Arab ally?

Russia's agenda in Libya

22 January, 2019

Analysis: Russia's intention to play a greater role in Libya has launched numerous speculations about Moscow's agenda in this war-ravaged country.

Iran's new oil export strategies

21 November, 2018

In desperate attempts to keep its customers, Iran applied an alternative oil export strategy after the US reimposed sanctions. But will this save Iran from the worst? Stasa Salacanin writes.

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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