March 11, 2015 – Analysis: “Attack on US Envoy in Seoul an Unfortunate Incident” (Eurasia Review)

“During the assault, Kim screamed a slogan in favour of reunifying the divided Korean peninsula, and later shouted his opposition to the joint US-South Korean military drills that began the same week. The annual exercises always trigger a surge in tensions with the North and Kim said they were responsible for blocking a resumption of inter-Korean dialogue. Therefore, the attack on the US envoy demonstrates an upsurge of pro-North radicalism in South Korea.”