Jonathan Goodhand is Professor of Conflict and Development Studies in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the political economy of conflict and post-war transitions, with a particular focus on South and Central Asia. In recent years, he has led several research projects focusing on the role of borderland regions in transitions into and out of large scale armed conflict. He is the Principal Investigator of the GCRF Drugs and (Dis)order project.