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Agathe Demarais

Global forecasting director at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Twitter: @AgatheDemarais

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Agathe is the Global forecasting director at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the author of Backfire, a book on the global ripple effects of US sanctions. Prior to joining 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 as a Fulbright scholar. She speaks fluent French, English, Russian, Arabic as well as Spanish.

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Network reflections: Xi’s visit to Moscow

After President XI’s visit to Moscow, we asked our network members for their thoughts on what this means for the war in Ukraine and global politics more broadly. Is China ramping up its support for Russia or acting as a calming influence on a potential future junior partner? Read the piece to see our members’ contributions in full.