Saša Petricic

Senior Correspondent

Saša Petricic is a Senior Correspondent for CBC News, specializing in international coverage. He has spent the past decade reporting from abroad, most recently in Beijing as CBC's Asia Correspondent, focusing on China, Hong Kong, and North and South Korea. Before that, he covered the Middle East from Jerusalem through the Arab Spring and wars in Syria, Gaza and Libya. Over more than 30 years, he has filed stories from every continent.

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North Korea has become the latest nuclear power. What will the U.S. do?

North Korea has been test firing rockets about every nine days or so this year, making neighbours nervous. The United Nations Security Council, once vocal in condemning the tests and united in approving tough sanctions, is now distracted by the conflict in Ukraine and, also, divided.

Russia to celebrate Victory Day without a victory in Ukraine

Russia’s Victory Day parade is expected to be an important show of power for Russian President Validimir Putin. Without a victory in Ukraine to celebrate, however, everyone is waiting to see if he announces his next move on Monday.

'No one will ever listen to Russia:' Why Ukraine is winning the propaganda war

Ukraine is showing its strength at information warfare in the global arena while Russia reveals unexpected weakness at influencing foreign opinion, especially in the West.

Putin's army is stumbling in Ukraine. Did the West get Russia's war machine wrong?

Russia's road to victory in Ukraine has been blocked by angry civilians, its broken-down tanks dragged off (and mocked) by farmers in tractors, its soldiers targeted by surprisingly successful Ukrainian resistance.

The costs of China's 'no limits' support for Putin: did Beijing get played with the Ukraine invasion?

The Chinese-Russian friendship was to have "no limits," the two declared in a joint statement on Feb. 4. But these days, Chinese President Xi Jinping may not be enjoying China's support for Russia as much.

Hong Kongers vote in 1st election since security-law crackdown, but opposition has little chance to make gains

With candidates limited to "true patriots" and the number of popularly elected seats reduced to from half to less than a quarter, Hong Kong's opposition has little hope of making inroads this Sunday when the city's residents head to the polls for the first time since the 2019 crackdown on pro-democracy protests.

Canada's game, China's goal: Young Chinese players take to Canadian ice to boost hockey skills

Beijing may have poured more than $4 billion into its upcoming Winter Olympics, but it’s struggling to field a respectable national team and opportunities for young hockey players are few, leading some to come to Canada to develop their skills.

Israelis rush to get boosters in mass campaign for 3rd COVID-19 shots

Israel’s fierce fourth wave of COVID-19 cases may be in retreat, but the country is on the offensive against the virus once again — with an unprecedented round of vaccine boosters for everyone older than 12.

As some countries welcome Afghanistan's refugees, others want to keep them out

Tens of thousands of people in Afghanistan were airlifted out of the country last month as the Taliban swept to power. Many more are still trying to escape. Here's a look at where the country's refugees may be heading.

Violence, poverty and terrorism: Afghanistan fears a bleak, unpredictable future under the Taliban

With the Taliban working to consolidate its victory after seizing Kabul following a rapid advance across Afghanistan, no one knows exactly what the country will look like in coming months and years.