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.

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 […]


U.S. Invokes Cautious Optimism In A Deal With Turkey Concerning The Protection Of Syrian Kurdish Groups

On January 12th, the United States Secretary of Defence Mike Pompeo reiterated his strong belief that a deal could be struck between the U.S. and Turkey regarding the protection of Syrian Kurdish groups. The comments arrived at the backdrop of Trump’s decision to withdraw large amounts of its troops from […]


‘Sanctions Are Coming’ – Trump’s Economic Hardship On Civilians In Return For (In)Stability?

‘Sanctions are Coming’ – the words printed on a Game of Thrones styled poster at Trump’s recent cabinet meeting. Trump had utilized this reference to the popular TV series before, notably when the U.S. pulled out of what Trump referred to as the “stupid deal.” Trump was referring to the […]


(Un)Stable Peace? Myanmar’s Ceasefire Agreement With Rebel Forces In The States Of Kachin And Shan

As the world’s attention is on the Rohingya crisis, the Myanmar military established a rare ceasefire agreement with rebel groups fighting in the Northern region of the country. The Tatmadaw – the name for the Myanmar military – agreed to cease all military operations in the States of Kachin and […]