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.
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Contrary to many analyses, the US decision not to impose further sanctions against Nord Stream 2 may be bad news for the Kremlin, as it signals better prospects for US-EU co-operation regarding Moscow, writes Agathe Demarais.
YGLN members Maria Shagina and Agathe Demarais have joined the East West Coffee Shop for an episode on the issue of Western sanctions towards Russia. They are addressing the new executive order signed by the Biden administration in April, as well as EU sanctions imposed under the new Global...