Peter Andreas is assistant professor of political science and international studies at Brown University. Dr. Andreas was Academic Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and has held fellowships from the Brookings Institution and the SSRC-MacArthur Foundation. He has written extensively on international narcotics trafficking and is the author of Border Games: Policing the U. S.-Mexico Divide (2000) and coeditor of The Illicit Global Economy and State Power (1999) and The Wall Around the West: State Borders and Immigration Controls in North America and Europe (2000).
Mats Berdal is director of studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Between 1997 and 2000 he was a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies, Oxford University. He has published extensively in the area of international security and is the author of Disarmament and Demobilization After Civil Wars (1996) and coeditor of Greed and Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars (2000).
Monica den Boer is associate professor at the Center for Law and Public Administration of the Law Faculty at Tilburg University. Dr. den Boer has collaborated in research projects on police cooperation in Europe at the University of Edinburgh and at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. She has published extensively on justice and home-affairs cooperation in the European Union and is currently involved in an EU-sponsored research investigation of organized crime along border regions. Dr. den Boer's publications include Policing Across National Borders (1994, coeditor) and Policing the European Union (1996, coauthor).