A new supercontinent is emerging: Eurasia, the combination of the two continents of Europe and Asia, stretching from Lisbon to Shanghai or Jakarta. The ties binding it are partly about infrastructure, with new land and sea connections multiplying all the time. They are about ideology, with the clear lines of separation drawn during the Cold War now abandoned. And they are about trade too. Most readers will be surprised to find out that trade between Europe and Asia – let’s call it Eurasian trade – now vastly exceeds transatlantic and transpacific trade.