This Special Issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy (IJDP) provides empirical research on the convergence of the drugs, development and peacebuilding policy fields, and calls into question a growing reformist agenda that advocates for the developmentalisation of drugs.

The articles span different geographical regions across the Global South, from Colombia to Myanmar, passing through Iran and Afghanistan, together with Viewpoints and Commentaries which examine the complex and context-specific entanglements between violence, drugs, development and peacebuilding.

Policymaking processes are studied as part of these complex entanglements, inseparable from the political economies of the borderland regions where drugs, development and peacebuilding, both as processes and interventions, converge.

The IJDP Special Issue is free to download for 60-days from publishing (until 15 June 2021).