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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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Oman: Caught in the storm

14 November, 2018

The neutral reputation of Oman is being brought into question by aggressive regional and international players like Saudi Arabia and the US, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Middle East rivalries threaten Europe

23 October, 2018

Iran and Saudi Arabia are fiercely competing for each other in every possible domain, transferring the rivalry to almost every corner of the Middle East and beyond, writes Stasa Salacanin.

China-US trade war impact on the Middle East

20 September, 2018

High tensions and ongoing trade war between US and China has shaken the global economy. The Middle East could become one of the main battlefields between them, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

22 August, 2018

Despite political and security issues in the region and potential environmental hazards, many Arab states are rapidly moving towards nuclear energy expansion, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

14 August, 2018

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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.

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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