April 13, 2024


Tristan Webb

Tristan Webb

Tristan Webb is a Senior Analyst for NK Pro. He was formerly a Senior DPRK Research Analyst for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).


The Panmunjom Declaration in light of UN Security Council sanctions

Many of the proposals would fall foul of the UN - but some flexibility could reasonably be granted

Tristan WebbTristan WebbMay 4, 2018

Lifting sanctions on North Korea: four scenarios for President Trump

The U.S. has a range of ways it could relieve pressure in the event of a deal

Tristan WebbTristan WebbMarch 16, 2018

Kim Jong Un’s November: Got the guns, now for the butter

The return of Byungjin, and the continued role of Jo Yong Won, “Kim Jong Un’s shadow”.

Tristan WebbTristan WebbDecember 5, 2017

“Unjust” sanctions: North Korea’s legal claims against the Security Council

Can they be? Who decides? And how strong is the DPRK’s claim?

Tristan WebbTristan WebbNovember 27, 2017

Unpacking North Korea’s claims that UNSC sanctions are “illegal”

Can they be? Who decides? And how strong are the DPRK’s arguments?

Tristan WebbTristan WebbNovember 23, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s October: quelling unease in the ruling party?

In a major speech, the leader defended policy and called for party unity - elsewhere, he shared responsibilities with his wife

Tristan WebbTristan WebbNovember 6, 2017

Trump’s amendment to EO13223: what relevance for Korea?

Move has exacerbated alarm that he might be prepping the country for another war in East Asia

Tristan WebbTristan WebbOctober 24, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s September activities: portraying calm under pressure

The leader's month was split between emphasizing resolve abroad, and party loyalty at home

Tristan WebbTristan WebbOctober 11, 2017

Will Tillerson redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism?

A designation would apply further pressure on the DPRK, but appears unlikely for now

Tristan WebbTristan WebbOctober 3, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s August appearances: sending a message to the U.S.

The Leader plans more missiles after Washington's snub. But might there be tensions in the ranks?

Tristan WebbTristan WebbSeptember 13, 2017
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