Dr. Stephen B. Long

Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Studies
Global Studies Concentration Advisor: Politics and Governance


Stephen Long (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 2005) is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond, where he teaches courses on international relations and American foreign policy. His research focuses on the causes of war, rivalries, and victory and defeat in war. He is also interested in alliance politics and nuclear proliferation.


Princeton Review's 300 Best Professors (2012)

Academic Advising Resource Center Advisor Excellence Award (2011)

Institutional Service

Member, Curriculum Committee, 2015 – present.

Member, Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Committee, 2013 – 2015.

Member, Program for the Enhancement of Teaching Effectiveness (PETE) committee, 2010 – 2013.

Member, University of Richmond Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Protection of Human Subjects, Fall 2010. Alternate, 2010 – present.

UR Coordinator, Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Analysis crisis simulation, University of Richmond, 2014.

Community Service

Interviewer, University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs Presidential Oral History Project (President George W. Bush Administration) national security and intelligence staff (2012-2014).



Long, Stephen B. "A Winning Proposition? States' Military Effectiveness and the Reliability of Their Allies" (2015). International Politics 52:3, pp. 335-348.

Biddle, Stephen, Jeffrey Friedman, and Stephen Long (2012). "Civil War Intervention and the Problem of Iraq." International Studies Quarterly 56 (1): 85-94.

Crescenzi, Mark J.C., Andrew J. Enterline and Stephen B. Long (2008). “Bringing Cooperation Back In: A Fully Informed Dynamic Model of Interstate Interaction.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 25 (1): 264-280.

Crescenzi, Mark J.C., Jacob D. Kathman, and Stephen B. Long (2007). “Reputation, History and War.” Journal of Peace Research 44:6, pp. 651–667.

Biddle, Stephen D. and Stephen B. Long (2004). “Democracy and Military Effectiveness: A Deeper Look.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 48:4 (August), pp. 525-546.

Long, Stephen B. (2003). “Time Present and Time Past: Rivalry and the Duration of Interstate Wars, 1846-1985.” International Interactions 29:3 (July–September), pp. 215-236.


Reputation and International Cooperation: Sovereign Debt across Three Centuries by Michael Tomz. Perspectives on Politics 6:3 (2008).

Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism by Michael Desch. Journal of Strategic Studies (2008).

Reviewer for the following publications:

American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, Journal of Peace Research, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, Foreign Policy Analysis, Security Studies, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (Canada), Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development (UK) British Journal of Political Science (UK), Economic and Social Research Council (UK), World Politics


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2005
Political Science

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2001
Political Science

B.A., Furman University 1999
Political Science

Contact Information

213 Weinstein Hall
(804) 484-1566
(804) 287-6833 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

International rivalry
Political causes of military effectiveness
Alliance politics
Nuclear proliferation