Former Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center 

Research Interests:

  • Russia's influence and soft power
  • Public diplomacy: cultural diplomacy, international broadcasting


Maxime Audinet was a Research Fellow at Ifri's Russia/NIS Center in 2018-2020. His research focuses on post-Soviet Russia’s influence through “soft power”, and studies the actors and practices of Russian public diplomacy (international broadcasting, cultural diplomacy, digital diplomacy). He has conducted several field research studies in Russia.

He has taught political science, ethics of war and Russian studies at Sciences Po Paris and Paris Nanterre University and holds a Master’s degree in political science (political theory) from the Doctoral School of Sciences Po Paris.

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The Ukrainian crisis has brought to light the key role played by new international networks as instruments of public diplomacy in time of war. Focusing on RT and Ukraine Today in the asymmetrical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, this article analyzes the operation and strategies of...

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