Sophie Hunter

Sophie Hunter is a French law graduate from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with a previous background in international politics, management and Russian language. She wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the impact of US foreign policy on the rise of terrorism in Iraq and the emergence of the Islamic State. Her experience ranges from charity work — Médecins Sans Frontières and the Center for Criminal Appeals — to interning at the International Commercial Chamber of Paris Court of Appeal. Hunter has a keen interest to specialize at master level in Arctic and polar law. She has lived in Australia, France, Russia and the UK.

Can Small States Help Balance the UN Security Council?

Jul 16, 2019

On June 7, St. Vincent and the Grenadines was elected to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The election of this multi-island nation of around 110,000 people came largely unnoticed. In fact, it is a historic occasion, since St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the smallest...

Who Will Be Crowned the Polar Superpower?

Feb 27, 2019

Like in the Arctic, an overt race has begun for control of Antarctica’s rich resources. People regularly confuse Antarctica with the Arctic, thinking that polar bears and penguins cross paths. The latter is an ocean surrounded by different islands with a permanent population of about 4 million. Antarctica is indeed...

The People of France Want to Be Heard

Dec 14, 2018

By displaying a tin ear to the concerns of the gilets jaunes protests, President Emmanuel Macron remains fatefully out of touch. A new revolution is on its way in the country that invented the guillotine. A new emperor, more at home at the gilded palaces of Rothschild and the winding...

Is a Real Cold War Heating Up in the Arctic?

Dec 05, 2018

The melting ice in the Arctic is opening a new sea route and enabling exploitation of rich resources in the region, triggering a new Cold War. At the 11th Polar Law Symposium held in Tromso, Norway, the Norwegian Research Council stressed that the diminishing level of Arctic sea ice hit...

For France, the Macron Honeymoon Is Over

Nov 27, 2018

Latest protests across France demonstrate that Emmanuel Macron is a president of the rich. Emmanuel Macron has just confirmed once again that he has the best interests of the wealthy at heart. A most recent example is the lower middle class-led protests that began on Saturday, November 17. Since then,...