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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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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.

Trump's offers to mediate the Gulf Crisis fall flat

20 September, 2017

Comment: The United States' foreign policy under President Trump has been utterly confusing - dragging the Gulf Crisis on unnecessarily, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

08 May, 2017

Mutual investment and cooperation are likely to improve, with the US-Qatari relationship set to blossom under Trump, writes Stasa Salacanin.

What does VAT have in store for Gulf wallets?

01 May, 2017

It was recently announced that the GCC has agreed its member states will introduce VAT from 1 January 2018. What will this mean for the ordinary citizen's purchasing power?

Post-Brexit political momentum sees Europe look to the Gulf

30 March, 2017

Analysis: The EU wants to restart free trade negotiations with the GCC - has the time finally come to close the deal?

Weapons sales: The key to Russia's Middle East agenda

13 March, 2017

Analysis: Moscow is seeking to expand its influence in the region, but it will have to play the long-game given the current geopolitical environment.

Trump vs Tehran: Sanctions threat boosts Tehran's anti-American hardliners

14 February, 2017

Analysis: How will Trump's recently imposed sanctions impact the nuclear deal, US relations with Iran, and domestic politics for Rouhani? asks Stasa Salacanin.

Trump vs the Iran nuclear deal

06 February, 2017

Could the Iranian nuclear deal be the next victim in the line of Trump’s new measures, asks Stasa Salacanin.

IS 'preparing more European attacks' following collapse in Iraq

27 January, 2017

Analysis: In the wake of heavy defeats and the loss of much of its so-called 'caliphate', the Islamic State group will likely shift tactics to target Europe, reports Stasa Salacanin.

Welcome back, OPEC

17 January, 2017

Analysis: Two years of squabbling over plunging prices almost disbanded the oil cartel, but after several non-OPEC countries got on board to limit production, OPEC's back in the game.

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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