Hungary and Poland, Vanguard of the World

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By Morgane Fert-Malka

Do you think the wave of populism and illiberalism started with Brexit and Trump? Morgane, our expert on the Post-Soviet space, dares you to think again, proposing Hungarian and Polish politicians as the ‘illiberal vanguard of the West’, casting the conservative revolution in East-Central Europe in a new ‘Trump’-light. In this original and intellectual piece she discusses the strength of populism and the weakness of liberalism – or is the divide not so clear? Worth a read.

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Alibaba Case Study

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By Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt

Learning from Alibaba’s success: Our co-founder, Jean Christopher Mittelstaedt, provides an analysis of the narrative, the regional action and the system of operation of the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba, and draws insightful recommendations for the EU. This is WBE’s take on how to unlock untapped business potential, while promoting European developmental and social aims.

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