Nishtha Sharma

About Nishtha Sharma

Nishtha Sharma is an undergraduate student of International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney majoring in Government and International Relations and American Studies. Her research interests include North America and Asia. As an International and Global Studies student, the OWP has provided her with a platform to research and produce articles and reports about issues of global importance. She is currently working as a correspondent in the Australian Division of the OWP.

Muslims Celebrate The End Of Ramadan Amidst A Month Plagued By Violence

  For many across the world, Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan, has come with a whirlwind of emotions. While millions in the global Islamic community come together to celebrate the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting, many mourn the death of those that became victims of […]

U.S. And Japan Agree To Amend Historic Status Of Forces Agreement

  Tokyo and Washington have agreed to amend a 1960 pact to limit preferential treatment towards U.S. military personnel under the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement, which is also commonly known as SOFA. This is due to frequent violations of Japanese law by military personnel, and a rising number of […]

Democracy and Cosmetics in Hong Kong: Political Self-Censorship

  Lancôme, the cosmetics company owned by French cosmetics corporation L’Oreal, has recently come under scrutiny by pro- democracy and freedom of expression activists as a result of mass protest over a cancelled concert by artist Denise Ho. The store was forced to shut their main stores in Hong Kong on the […]

Afghan-India Friendship Dam: India’s Landmark Reconstruction Project In Afghanistan

In the latest symbol of Indian investment in its South Asian neighbour, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a multi-million-dollar dam in the province of Herat, in western Afghanistan that will bring power, irrigate 75,000 hectares of land, generate 42 MW of electricity, and stimulate […]

Humanitarian Conditions in ISIL Strongholds

Humanitarian conditions in ISIL strongholds have gradually deteriorated, showing no signs of improvement any time soon. Along with countless loss of lives, many have been victims of harrowing torture, abuse, and dreadful conditions. Suicide bombing, shelling, and aerial bombardment on territories by ISIL have caused indiscriminate suffering and starvation. To […]