Agathe is the Global Forecasting Director at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), where she leads The EIU’s global economic, political and geopolitical forecasting. She frequently advises governments and is a sought-after commentator for the media, drawing on her extensive experience on the ground in both emerging and developed countries. Prior to joining The EIU, Agathe worked as a senior policy advisor for the French Treasury. She spent five years in Russia and three years in the Middle East, where she developed her knowledge of financial sanctions and policymaking. She also worked in investment banking in Russia and the US. An economist by training, Agathe has Master’s degrees from Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University, where she studied with a Fulbright scholarship. She speaks fluent French, English, Russian, Arabic as well as Spanish. She is working on a book on the global ripple effects of US sanctions, to be published by Columbia University Press.
Content by Agathe Demarais
The first 100 days of the Biden administration have shown that the US is keen to continue using sanctions as its default foreign-policy tool, notably against Russia, writes Agathe Demarais. However, America’s enthusiasm for sanctions on Moscow comes with serious risks for the transatlantic alliance.