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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.

In-depth: The proliferation of domestic drone production in the region has changed the geopolitical landscape and reengineered battlefield dynamics, but with potentially destabilising consequences.

04 July, 2022

Analysis: Hamas' visit to Russia at the height of international tensions over the Ukraine war could be the Kremlin's way of pressuring Israel over its stance towards Moscow's invasion.

08 June, 2022

Analysis: Despite a ruthless reputation as skilled and unrelenting fighters, the presence of Ramzan Kadyrov and Chechen troops in Ukraine has not made a significant impact in Russia’s war efforts.

04 April, 2022

Analysis: With political rhetoric heating up, the former Yugoslav republic is facing its greatest crisis since the Bosnian war.

03 February, 2022

Analysis: The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban is amplifying fears that extremist groups will again find a safe haven where they can reorganise. This year, Africa has become the region hardest hit by terrorism, and militant groups are thriving.

04 November, 2021

Analysis: The Taliban's rise to power has amplified fears that Afghanistan's huge narcotics trade will only increase under the new fundamentalist regime.

16 September, 2021

Analysis: Israel's new government has signalled a willingness to reconnect with the EU, but questions remain over whether Tel Aviv will cut ties cultivated by Netanyahu with populist and far-right leaders.

02 August, 2021

Analysis: Political and business relations between Serbia and the United Arab Emirates are marked by opacity and secrecy.

11 May, 2021

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

22 March, 2021

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

22 January, 2021