Jake Shaw


About Jake Shaw

Completing my master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, and throughout my academic background, I have been able to gain a strong critical understanding of issues surrounding peace and security within the UK and throughout the world. I have gained experience working in other countries by studying and conducting fieldwork in Sweden, Malta, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.I am part of the OWP as I share an important ethos in promoting a critical mindset in an ever-increasing complex world. The ability to understand conflict and to promote peace without resorting to violence is vital in achieving a prosperous and peaceful world. To encourage this view, I am currently a Correspondent for the OWP reporting of current events in the world.

Trump Invokes Second Veto Of Presidency To Maintain U.S. Involvement In Yemen War

Only last month, U.S President Donald Trump invoked the first veto of his presidency to override an attempt by Congress to prevent the construction of ‘the wall’ across the U.S-Mexico border. This week saw Trump use his second veto, this time to prevent Congress from ending U.S involvement in the […]


Duterte Warns Of ‘Suicide Missions’ As Tensions Rise Over The South China Sea Dispute

Tensions around the South China Sea reached a new peak this week as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned of aggressive confrontation via military “suicide missions”. Duterte’s comments are in response to the mass fleet of Chinese ships seemingly surrounding the Filipino Island Pag-asa. Various islands within the South China Sea […]


Trump’s First Veto Prevents Decision To Overturn National Emergency

In a statement issued on Friday, President Trump utilised the “law and the legislative process designed by our [U.S] founders” to invoke the first official veto of his presidency. Justifying the decision as part of his “duty”, President Trump vetoed the “dangerous” attempt from Congress to revoke the declaration of […]


The Role Of Climate Change In The Continuous Cycle Of Resource-Based Conflict In Africa

The debate surrounding climate change is ‘hotly’ contested by a range of academics, students, scientists, and politicians. One notable figure within this debate: Donald Trump. However, one cannot refute that the climate is warming; the UK last week recorded its hottest winter day ever. Yet, within the UK only a […]


State Of Emergency Announced In Sudan Amid Continuous Unrest

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir declared this week a state of national emergency following continuous unrest in the country. Popular protests in Sudan have attacked Bashir’s overextended 30-year rule which has seen countless conflicts and deaths, the most notable example involving Darfur. Another major factor behind the demonstrations has been the […]


The Long-Term Impact Of Conflict On Food Security In Africa

The requirements for sustainable peace and the motives of conflict fluctuate intensively and differ sporadically throughout the world. The link between hunger and conflict, however, is one that remains all too persistent, according to a joint report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). […]


Exhausted Hopes For Peace As Explosion In Bogotá Marks Deadliest In Years

  Shocked members of the Colombian population witnessed a devastating explosion in Bogotá on January 18th which saw over 20 people killed. Describing the explosion as a “crazy terrorist act”, President Duque held the National Liberation Army (ELN) responsible for the attacks. In response to this, Duque issued arrest warrants […]