Associate Research Fellow, Security Studies Center
Areas of expertise :
- Air Power
- Modern Conflicts
- Technology and Defense
Jean-Christophe Noël is associate research fellow at Ifri's Security Studies Center. He retired from the French Air Force as a Colonel in 2017. After a career as a fighter pilot, he has held several positions in headquarters, where he worked particularly on doctrine or prospective issues.
He has also been the deputy head of cabinet of the French Air force’s Chief of staff from 2006 to 2009, a military fellow at the Center for Strategic and International studies in Washington, DC, in 2009, as well as an expert of politico-military affairs for five years at the Center of analysis, planning and strategy (CAPS) of the Ministry of foreign affairs between 2012 and 2017.
Digital power refers to any actor’s ability to exploit digital data to help influence the behavior of other actors on the international stage and to achieve its own ends. It is about understanding how it influences events in the real world, despite its “intangible” nature.
Les armées françaises face aux menaces anti-aériennes de nouvelle génération Focus stratégique, No. 86, December 2018
Although it had never entirely disappeared, the surface-to-air threat was mitigated for three decades by Western air superiority. It now benefits from a modernization and dissemination momentum that will increasingly hinder expeditionary forces’ freedom of action.
Will Artificial Intelligence Revolutionize the Art of War? Politique étrangère, Vol. 83, No. 4, Winter 2018-2019
Despite the development of artificial intelligence (AI) only being in its early stages, it has already had an impact on armed forces.
Intelligence artificielle : vers une nouvelle révolution militaire ? Focus stratégique, No. 84, October 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a priority defense issue for the military powers of the 21st century. Unsurprisingly, the United States and China are currently at the forefront of this new digitalized arms race.