This multi-billion pound industry increasingly involves organised crime groups, who see wildlife as a low risk route to profit.
Just because a group waves the IS flag or claims to be its friend doesn't mean a global insurgency is underway.
Ten years after the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, some Theravāda Buddhist monks are now preaching violence against Muslim or Hindu minorities in the name of "holy war".
Indonesia announces it has outnumbered Thailand in terms of academic publication number. It's good news but Indonesia needs to make the studies more relevant to get more citations.
Citizens and digital-rights advocates are pushing back against growing cyber repression in Thailand, where sharing the wrong Facebook post can land you in jail.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
... and why our analysis is a much fairer comparison.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
King Rama X is transforming the nominal powers granted by the constitution into real powers to be exercised at his own discretion, restoring a hybrid form of monarchical rule in the Land of Smiles.
From stubborn military rule to religious 'mobocracy', five young democracies show signs of slipping backwards.
It would be short-sighted to believe that a more far-reaching transformation than a royal succession might not also be in store for the Kingdom of Thailand.
To end Thailand's cycle of military and failed civilian governments, its politicians have to go beyond their structurally determined paths and challenge the status quo.
Will the next King of Thailand be able to bear his constitutional duties?
The heir to Thailand's throne, Maha Vajiralongkorn, enters his reign with no authority other than that of the office he now holds.
Thailand's supposedly beloved king was a useful tool for some of his country's most unpleasant regimes.
Labour's leader has a renewed mandate to put his party at the vanguard of the left – but others have walked that road before.
A police raid on the popular tourist attraction has found 40 frozen tiger carcasses.
The Thai authorities have finally announced they are exploring a connection between the recent Bangkok bombing and Chinese Uighur separatists. Why?
Analysis of free trade agreements with New Zealand, the US and Thailand show these failed to boost Australian agriculture and food imports.
The rejection of the draft constitution is not necessarily a setback for Thailand's military junta. It may even have been a ploy to extend its rule well past the promised date for elections.