Dr Christine Cheng is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in War Studies at King’s College London. Christine is the author of Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia - How Trade Makes the State, winner of the 2019 Conflict Research Society’s Annual Book Prize. Working with the UK government’s Stabilisation Unit, she co-authored Securing and Sustaining Elite Bargains that Reduce Violent Conflict, the final report of the influential Elite Bargains and Political Deals project. Christine is the principal investigator of a major interdisciplinary project on Violent and Peaceful Behaviour in fragile states. At King’s, Christine teaches on the MA in Conflict, Security, and Development. Previously, she was the Boskey Fellow in Politics at Exeter College, Oxford, and the Cadieux-Léger Fellow at Global Affairs Canada. She co-edited Corruption and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Selling the Peace? and co-authored the award-winning Chatham House report on Conflict Economies in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. As well as the Conciliation Resources Board, Christine also sits on the Advisory Board for Women in Foreign Policy and the Scientific Advisory Board for swisspeace. She tweets @cheng_christine.