Associate Fellow, Russia/NIS Center and Geopolitics of Technologies Program
- 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/NIS Center and the Geopolitics of Technologies Program 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/NIS Centre, 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).
The acute Sino-American tensions which started in 2018 have been coupled with controversies around 5G technology, exemplified by the spotlight placed on Chinese equipment manufacturer Huawei and the security risks associated with its use. For Europe, the 5G challenge at the international level...
Edward Snowden’s revelations, the Cambridge Analytica affair and the digital transformation accelerated by the Covid-19 crisis have all shown Europe's technological dependence on foreign powers.
The Outsider: Russia in the Race for Artificial Intelligence Russie.Nei.Reports, No. 34, Ifri, December 2020
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.
The nature of work has been remarkably transformed in a short period of time through the combined effect of globalization and technological disruptions. Ongoing technological breakthroughs, carried by increasingly digitalized and automated economic activities, and the “democratization” of...
Data no longer should be understood as a sole commercial or regulatory issue, but rather as an actual stake of international politics. Mastering data is an issue involving different set of actors, with diverging motivations: it is a sovereignty and national security stake for states, a...
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...
Le monde selon Trump. Anticiper la nouvelle politique étrangère américaine Études de l'Ifri, November 2016
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...
Russia's 'dictatorship-of-the-law' approach to internet policy Internet Policy Review, Volume 4, Issue 4
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...
Guerre de l'information : le web russe dans le conflit en Ukraine Russie.Nei.Reports, n° 20, septembre 2015
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...
As elections approach Sunday, the far-right candidate is linked to the Russian president by a web of financial ties and a history of support that has hardly dimmed despite the war in Ukraine.
lya Sachkov did not hold back, even though Russia’s prime minister was watching him on a panel starring the heads of the country’s top tech companies.
Our main story this week is the treason case against Ilya Sachkov, the 35-year-old CEO of the cybersecurity firm Group-IB. On Wednesday morning, September 29, hours after officials raided the company’s Moscow office, a local court jailed Sachkov for the next two months, pending trial.
The European Union’s top drug regulator, whose approval is necessary for countries of the bloc to begin rolling out the coronavirus vaccine, has begun an investigation after it was hit by a cyberattack, the head of the agency said on Thursday.
Nearly two and a half years after the Russian military began an intensive bombing campaign in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia is struggling to engineer a political solution in the war-ravaged country, analysts say.
RT, dubbed as an "organ of influence and deceitful propaganda" by President Emmanuel Macron in May during a joint news conference with Vladimir Putin, has now launched RT France. Has France become the latest front in Russia's information war?
PARIS — Minutes after it began broadcasting on Monday night, the new television channel RT France took aim at the country and its president, Emmanuel Macron. “President Assad accuses France of supporting terrorism,” the scroll at the bottom of the screen stated. France and the United States...
China, Russia and the U.S. see potential and risks. And for now, there's still no form of governance to oversee AI development — technology moves faster than diplomacy.
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...