Omar Suleiman. He is the former Egyptian intelligence chief, who just got appointed as the country’s vice president (the position had been vacant since 1981). He could play a major role in determining the succession to Mubarak. A brief bio can be found here, but the bio does not tell readers that recently, Suleiman has been concentrating his efforts on brokering a Middle East peace settlement. He is respected by the Israelis, who consider him a trustworthy interlocutor, and who likely are wondering what will happen to Suleiman–and to the peace process–once the protests play out fully. The rest of us should wonder as well.