There is evidence of ISIS cells expanding across Bangladesh. It is only a matter of time before it spills over into Rakhine State.
ISIS once called for action to defend the Rohingya. Will they do so again?
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) insurgency in Marawi city of Philippines has sent non-Muslims, especially Christians, fleeing for their lives. Southeast Asia must act decisively to curb growing radicalism in the region.
Gunfights continue on the streets of Marawi as Philippine forces struggle to contain a terrorist insurgency led by IS-loyalists. Duterte has proclaimed martial law but his opponents fear a return to the dark days of the Marcos administration.
As the situation in Marawi begins to wind down, the Philippines and Southeast Asian region must brace themselves for newer problems. President Duterte must look beyond the military formula to bring lasting peace to Mindanao.
LinkedinTwitterFacebook0By Zofia Reych “With His permission and His assistance, we will come to you with a military force that you cannot overcome. This is Allah’s…