South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un wave during a parade in Pyongyang on September 18, 2018. Photo: Reuters
John Barry Kotch
Opinion

Opinion

John Barry Kotch

A dual-track strategy, with Chinese involvement, is needed to secure peace on the Korean peninsula

  • To get the peace process back on track, the US and North Korea need to link denuclearisation to a peace mechanism involving multilateral security guarantees. Essentially, the US and China would need to reach an understanding on the Koreas

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un wave during a parade in Pyongyang on September 18, 2018. 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.