- ISIS foothold in Southeast Asia is growing, warns Joseph Chinyong Liow
- The terror group is especially active in the southern Philippines
- Government inaction and widespread corruption has given ISIS space to operate in, Liow says
Joseph Chinyong Liow is Dean and Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang University, Singapore. He is also Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. The views expressed below are solely his own.
Singapore (CNN)Since videos of Southeast Asian recruits fighting under the black flag of ISIS emerged two years ago, the appeal of the terror group has been gradually growing in the region.