The trajectory of Asia over the coming decades will likely determine the health, safety, and prosperity of the world. No region is more dynamic nor holds as much promise and potential as Asia. It is home to 48 countries and more than 4.5 billion people. Annual trade passing through the South China Sea accounts for more than 60 percent of global maritime trade and more than 21 percent of total global trade. Five of the top ten wealthiest economies are Asian countries. Over 90 percent of the world’s most advanced semiconductors are manufactured in Asia. However, with recent tensions around the Himalayas, South China Sea, and the Taiwan Strait, there is a lot of risk for volatility.

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