Associate Fellow at Russia/NIS Center of Ifri

Research areas:

  • Russia and the Middle East
  • The Internet in Russia: Moscow's Internet/cyber policies; digital activism
  • Internet foreign policy: global cybersecurity; Internet governance; artificial intelligence ; 5G


Dr. Julien Nocetti is Associate Fellow at the French Institute of International Affairs (Ifri). He is also Teaching Fellow in international relations and strategic studies at Saint-Cyr Military Academy.

He was Research Fellow at Ifri between 2009 and September 2019.

Within Ifri’s Russia/NIS Centre, his research has dealt with Russian foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. He is also a specialist of Russia’s Internet policies, both from a top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Julien Nocetti is also an expert in global digital/cyber issues. He focuses his research on the intersection between global Internet governance, cyber security, and international relations. He has dedicated recent publications to the geopolitics of data and artificial intelligence; information warfare; and the global governance of cybersecurity.

On all of these issues he regularly speaks at conferences throughout Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, and publishes op-eds in international media.

He holds a PhD in Political Science from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO).

All my publications

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...


What will become of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? A selection of Ifri researchers has come together to offer their thoughts on this question. Our experts cover an array of topics through 14 contributions, ranging from the future Sino-American relations, through US engagement in the...

By: Julien NOCETTI, in collaboration with Internet Policy Review

Julien Nocetti outlines the new geopolitical challenges posed by the current stand-off between Russia and the West over Ukraine, which have added to the general defensive leitmotiv in the Russian domestic internet governance with a tighter grip on online communications and transactions...


Since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, Russia has been waging an information war that reflects its perception of its relationship towards the West as being that of a state of permanent conflict which needs the use of alternative tools to weaken both the enemy’s will and the capabilities...

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