News and Views
Japan: One year after the tsunami
One year later, Japan copes with aftermath of tsunami – Reuters
Although bumps lie ahead, Japanese automakers on back on the road to revoery – ABC News
European Financial Crisis
Size of Spain’s budget deficit will test EU’s mettle, reports the Wall Street Journal
European Central Bank feels the pressure from Germany to regain its anti-inflationary focus, reports MarketWatch.
Middle East crisis
CSIS fellow Anthony H. Cordesman examines the current options in dealing with the threat of a nuclear Iran.
UN envoy Kofi Annan remains optimistic despite lack of progress in Syria talks.
AEI fellow James Pethokoukis looks at one of the most impactful innovations in history – the tractor.