Patrick Meehan works in the Department of Development  Studies at SOAS, University of London. His research explores  the political economy of violence, conflict and development,  and engages specifically with the relationship between  illicit drug economies, statebuilding and peacebuilding,  with a primary focus on Myanmar’s borderlands with China  and Thailand. He is a co-investigator on the GCRF-funded  ‘Drugs and (dis)order’ project.