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John Barry Kotch
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John Barry Kotch

The US midterm elections will not only shake up Trump’s backyard but also have implications for Asia

  • John Kotch says the outcome of the elections will determine whether Trump’s ‘America first’ foreign policy and trade war will continue unabated

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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.