Associate Fellow, Russia / Eurasia and Geopolitics of Technologies Centers

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 an Associate Research Fellow at the Russia / Eurasia and the Geopolitics of Technologies Centers of the French Institute of International Affairs - Ifri. He also lectures in international relations and strategic studies at Saint-Cyr Military Academy. Julien Nocetti was a Research Fellow at Ifri from 2009 to 2019. Within Ifri’s Russia / Eurasia Center, his research dealt with Russian foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East. He is also an expert on Russia’s Internet policies, both from a top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Julien Nocetti specializes in global digital/cyber issues as well. His research covers the intersection between global Internet governance, cyber security, and international relations. His most recent publications focus on 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

When analyzing the global state of play around artificial intelligence (AI), Russia so far looks like an “outsider” compared to the two technological leaders, the United States and China.


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...

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By: Julien NOCETTI, guest of the program "Les Enjeux internationaux" on France Culture

King Salman received at the Kremlin with his 1,000-strong delegation, including 100 businessmen. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's official visit to Moscow is the first visit to Russia for a Saudi head of state. Can this visit be seen as the signal of a shift in the region or is it just...