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Anger Management for Germany

By Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat

All in all, the West seems to be in a snit marked by growing anti-globalist sentiment.

The U.K. voted for Brexit. Donald Trump is threatening not just to rip up NAFTA but to pull the U.S. out of the World Trade Organization. And support for the E.U. is down across its key members, including Germany, which is currently convulsing in a witches’ brew of disaffection, xenophobia and protectionism.

All in all, the West seems to be in a snit marked by growing anti-globalist sentiment. And policymakers are worried. IMF chief Christine Lagarde has even warned about repeating the “waves of protectionism” that “preceded many wars.”

Read the full article in Handlesblatt Global.

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Pankaj Ghemawat is a Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management.