Following the deadly Palm Sunday attacks on Coptic churches, Egypt’s President Sisi has declared a 3 month state of emergency. Speaking with Deutsche Welle’s Brent Goff, Carnegie’s Sarah Yerkes discussed how this could impact the Coptic community and its relationship with the state.
The Carnegie Middle East Program combines in-depth local knowledge with incisive comparative analysis to examine economic, sociopolitical, and strategic interests in the Arab world. Through detailed country studies and the exploration of key crosscutting themes, the Carnegie Middle East Program, in coordination with the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, provides analysis and recommendations in both English and Arabic that are deeply informed by knowledge and views from the region. The program has special expertise in political reform and Islamist participation in pluralistic politics.