President Donald Trump looks out of a window in the Oval Office following a media interview this week. While the cupboard is mostly bare for Trump domestically, foreign policy has been more of a mixed bag for the “America first” president. Photo: Reuters

On relations with China and North Korea, Trump has the makings of a statesman

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President Donald Trump looks out of a window in the Oval Office following a media interview this week. While the cupboard is mostly bare for Trump domestically, foreign policy has been more of a mixed bag for the “America first” president. Photo: Reuters
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John Barry Kotch

John Barry Kotch

John Barry Kotch lived and worked in Asia for more than a decade as an instructor at LG Academy and visiting professor at Hanyang University’s Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul. Earlier, he served with the UN Command as an intelligence adviser to the South Korean Air Force, as a State Department consultant on Korea and special assistant at the Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. More recently, he was senior adviser and writer at the Pacific Basin Economic Council in Hong Kong. Dr Kotch holds an MBA in international business and a PhD in political science from Columbia University.