Jonathan Goodhand is Professor of Conflict and  Development Studies at SOAS. He has extensive experience  as a researcher and advisor in South and Central Asia for  a range of non-government organisations and aid agencies.  His research interests include borderlands, the political  economy of aid and conflict, NGOs and peacebuilding, and  ‘post conflict’ reconstruction. He is principal investigator  for a two-year ESRC-funded ‘Borderlands, Brokers and  Peacebuilding’ project, and a major new research project  funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund entitled,  ‘Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime  economies in the aftermath of war’, which focuses on  Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar.