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 […]

Militant Group Al-Shabaab Carries Out Car Bombing and Gun Attack in Mogadishu

Al-Qaeda-linked militant group, Al-Shabaab, has carried out a car bombing and gun attack at the Nasahablood Hotel, located at the KM4 road area in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. “They started with a suicide bomb and then stormed in,” Major Nur Farah told Reuters. Following the car explosion, a militant blew […]

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 […]

24 Killed in Clashes between Revolutionary Sect and Police in India

Twenty-four people have died, including two police officers, due to the violence in Mathura, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, around 150 kilometres east of the capital New Delhi. Among the dead was a police superintendent, the most senior officer in the city. The violence erupted between the Indian police […]

Religion And Feminism: India’s Fight For Religious Desegregation

Feminism and religion are often perceived to be at odds with each other. However, it is interesting to see how they are being used together as tools for women empowerment and growing calls for religious equality in India

US Eases Sanctions for Myanmar in a Bid to Promote Democratic and Economic Reforms

Since its historic 2015 elections, Myanmar has been transitioning from a military government to a largely civilian elected parliament. The recent removal of a host of financial and trade US embargoes have been in recognition of a landmark November election in which the party of Aung San Suu Kyi won by […]

President Obama’s Historic Visit to Hiroshima

  In the seven decades since the bombing of Hiroshima, sitting U.S. presidents have made numerous visits to Japan, but Hiroshima has never been on the itinerary. However, the recent announcement about President Barack Obama’s decision to visit Hiroshima as part of a previously scheduled trip to Japan for the […]