Niru Ghoshal-Datta


About Niru Ghoshal-Datta

I'm a third year Economics student at the University of California, Santa Cruz who has a strong interest in current events and international affairs.

Killing Of American Citizen In Pakistan Sparks Outrage Over The Country’s Blasphemy Laws

An American citizen accused of violating Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy laws was recently gunned down during the middle of his trial in Peshawar, Pakistan.  The victim of this extrajudicial killing, Tahir Naseem, was a Pakistani-American from Illinois who was also a member of Pakistan’s Ahmadi muslim community. This religious minority group […]


U.S-China Relationship Intensifies After The Shutdown Of Chinese Consulate In Houston

Tensions between the United States and China have significantly escalated after the Trump administration recently forced a Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas to shutdown.  The U.S. State Department officially ordered the closure of the consulate on July 21st, making the staff in the consulate immediately respond by burning and destroying […]


Secretary DeVos Pushes For School Reopenings Throughout The U.S.

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has recently echoed President Trump’s intent to reopen public schools throughout the country, despite persistent concerns about the consequences such an action may have on the health and safety of American children.  Secretary DeVos first made mention of this reopening plan in a […]


Trump Suspends All H1-B Visas And Green Cards For Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has recently moved to drastically expand immigration restrictions in the U.S. by freezing the issuance of all green cards and H1-B related visas for foreign workers and their dependents. On June 22nd, 2020, President Trump authorized this policy via executive order, and it officially became enacted throughout […]


U.S. Tightens Syrian Sanctions Through The Caesar Act

In a sweeping move earlier this week, the United States officially imposed a new round of sanctions on the Syrian government—effectively cutting off the already war-torn country from the world economy. The legislation that made this possible, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, was named in honour of a Syrian […]