New Silk Road
A telephone interview for the Dutch news-site De Correspondent about the giant Chinese infrastructural project One Belt One Road and the implications for Europe brought to mind the work of Saskia Sassen on the concept of The Global City: Introducing a Concept.

It is important to signal what the data shows as much as to describe the information gaps. The latter are especially frequent and wide ranging in Venice. And if the information can’t be found by researchers and journalists, what does this imply for policy decision making?