On Facebook today*, I posted my status as:

desperately desires a foreign affairs briefing. Not enough time to read all the news that I want to…Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Tunisia, Iran, Israel, China, Russia…Am I missing any foreign countries that had major news today?

Reports abound on the various protests in the Middle East, but this little fact in a New York Times article certainly caught my attention:

In another turn of events likely to provoke the anxiety of the West about the potential consequences of Egypt’s revolution, the government of Egypt granted permission to two Iranian warships to pass through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean, officials said. No Iranian warship has traversed the canal since Egypt’s 1979 peace treaty with Israel, and some in the Israeli government called the Iranian move an act of provocation.

And I haven’t even had time to blog about the protests in my home state of Wisconsin.

(*No, you can’t be my facebook friend.)

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