Remember the Following Name

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on January 30, 2011

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.

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