Some general background on Egypt and what has led to the dissatisfaction with the government.
Economic background, with emphasis on the petroleum industry.
Marc Lynch on how Obama's handling things.
Gary Sick on how difficult the situation is for Obama.
Added later: Some good ideas from Ahmad Zewail, but, as Juan Cole points out, there needs to be a more detailed plan for implementation. Not bad as a scorecard for us watchers to consider the prospects of various individuals and governmental reorganizations.