Steve Long obtained a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2009. He has worked at the University of Nottingham and Canterbury Christ Church University before joining the IR Department at XJTLU in 2018. His research focuses on US foreign policy and intelligence in the Cold War period, and he is currently working on a project examining Anglo-American covert intervention in Albania in the Truman and Eisenhower years. He has taught a wide range of modules on international affairs, diplomatic and American history and US foreign policy. He is keen to supervise research projects on topics including US foreign policy, intelligence studies, and Cold War history.
Stephen Long
  • Qualifications

    • PhD University of Birmingham (2009)
    • MPhil University of Birmingham (2005)
    • BA University of Birmingham (2003)
  • Experience

    • Programme Director, International Relations, XJTLU (2018 - present)
  • Research interests

    • US foreign policy
    • Anglo-American intelligence
    • Cold War history
  • Articles

    • Stephen Long, 'CIA-MI6 Psychological Warfare and the Subversion of Communist Albania in the Early Cold War', Intelligence and National Security (April 2020)
    • Stephen Long, Review Article, Richard E. Schroeder, The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2017), Journal of American History (2018)
    • Stephen Long, Review Article, Christopher Fuller, ‘The Eagle Comes Home to Roost: The Historic Origins of the CIA’s Lethal Drone Program’, H-Diplo (December 2016)
    • Stephen Long, ‘Strategic Disorder, the Office of Policy Coordination and the Inauguration of US Political Warfare against the Soviet Bloc, 1948-50’, Intelligence and National Security (August 2012)
    • Stephen Long, ‘The Origins of the CIA and the Non-Strategic Development of US Political Warfare, 1946-7’ 49th Parallel (Spring 2010)
    • Stephen Long, ‘The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and the Shortcomings of U.S. Strategy towards Eastern Europe’ 49th Parallel (Spring 2005)
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Stephen Long, 'The CIA and the Soviet Bloc: Political Warfare, the Origins of the CIA and Countering Communism in Europe' (IB Tauris, 2014)
  • Conference presentations

    • ‘CIA Psychological Warfare and the Subversion of Communist Albania, 1951-59’, SHAFR, Arlington, VA, USA (2017)
    • ‘Madcap Schemes or Serious Subversion? The CIA’s Propaganda Campaign in Communist Albania, 1951-59’, BAAS, CCCU (2017)
    • Interview with BBC World Service, ‘The CIA’s Secret Failure in Albania’ (2016)
    • ‘The Albania Operation’, Document, BBC Radio 4 (2016)
    • ‘Target Albania: The CIA, MI6 & Covert Action against Communism’, Simon Langton Grammar School Outreach Event, Canterbury (2016)
    • ‘Failing the “Clinical Test”: The CIA’s Prototype Cold War Covert Operation against Communist Albania, 1949-54’, Presidential History Network Symposium, Institute of the Americas, UCL (2015)
    • ‘The Albanian Test Case: The CIA, Operation BGFIEND and US Geostrategic Impotence inside the Soviet Bloc in the Early Cold War’, HOTCUS, University of Reading (2014)
    • ‘CIA Covert Operations in Europe in the Early Cold War’, Simon Langton Grammar School Outreach Event, Canterbury (2014)
    • ‘Political Warfare and the Limits of American Power in the Early Cold War’, HOTCUS, Northumbria University (2013)
    • ‘Working to the Margins: The US and the Periphery, 1945-Present’, Masterclass with Professor Robert McMahon, University of Nottingham (2010)
    • ‘1948 as the Foreign Policy Crossroads: The Inauguration of US Political Warfare and the Strategic Dilemma of Western and Eastern Europe’, 1948: American Realignments conference, University of Sussex (2008)
    • ‘Systemic Disorder: The Strategic and Institutional Ramifications for US Political Warfare in the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1950’, research seminar, University of Birmingham (2008)
    • ‘Disorder over Design: The Strategic and Institutional Ramifications for US Covert Political Warfare in the Soviet Bloc, 1946-1950’, BAAS, University of Edinburgh (2008)
    • ‘The Search for a Unified European Strategy in the Early Cold War: The Truman Administration and the Failings of the Grand Strategy Thesis 1947-1949’, Engaging the New American Studies conference, University of Birmingham (2006)
    • ‘The Convergence of Ideology and Geopolitics in U.S. Foreign Policy’, BAAS, University of Birmingham (2004)
  • Grants

    • Eisenhower Foundation Research Grant (2017)
    • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library Travel Grant (2016)
    • Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD scholarship (2005-2008)
    • J. A. Hawgood Travel Grant, University of Birmingham (2006)
    • Edna Pearson Scholarship, University of Birmingham (2003)
  • Professional service activities

    • Programme Director, International Relations, XJTLU (2018-present)
    • American Studies Year Lead, CCCU (2016-18)
    • REF Area Studies UoA Associate Coordinator, CCCU (2016-18)
    • Member of School of Humanities Recruitment & Marketing Committee, CCCU (2014-2017)
    • Member of School of Humanities Research Committee, CCCU (2016-18)
    • Member of Faculty of Arts and Humanities Research Committee, CCCU (2016-18)
    • Member of School of Humanities Programme Director Forum, CCCU (2016-18)
    • American Studies Extended Essay and Dissertation Coordinator, CCCU (2013-16)
    • American Studies Student Staff Liaison Committee Coordinator, CCCU (2012-16)
    • American Studies Dissertation Coordinator, University of Nottingham (2011-12)
  • Courses taught

    • INR101 ‘Contemporary International Relations’ (year 2, co-instructor, XJTLU)
    • INR104 ‘The Americas: New World, Old Society’ (year 2, XJTLU)
    • ‘Rise of the American Colossus: US Foreign Policy Since 1898’ (year 1, CCCU)
    • ‘Divided by a Common Language: Culture and Society in Britain and the USA’ (year 1, team-taught, CCCU)
    • ‘Reading, Writing, Researching American Studies’ (year 1, team-taught, CCCU)
    • ‘Uneasy Neighbours: US Foreign Policy in Latin America’ (year 2, CCCU)
    • ‘Early Cold War Flashpoints’ (year 2, CCCU)
    • ‘The Cold War, 1947-1989’ (year 2, CCCU)
    • ‘Instrument of Power: The CIA and US Foreign Policy’ (year 3, CCCU)
    • ‘Shadow Wars: A Historical Study of CIA Covert Action Operations’ (year 3, CCCU)
    • ‘In Castro’s Shadow: The USA, Cuba and Latin America since 1959’ (year 3, CCCU)
    • ‘American History in the 20th Century’ (year 1, team-taught, Nottingham)
    • ‘The CIA and US Foreign Policy, 1945-2009’ (year 2, Nottingham)
    • ‘US Foreign Policy, 1898-1950’ (year 2, Nottingham)
    • ‘US Foreign Policy 1989-2008’ (year 3 & MA, Nottingham)
    • ‘Diplomatic History: US Foreign Policy 1890 to 1945’ (year 2, team-taught, Leicester)
    • ‘American History from 1890’ (year 2, team-taught, Birmingham)
  • Professional memberships

    • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
    • British Association for American Studies (BAAS)
    • Historians of the Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS)
    • North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH)
    • Presidential History Network (PHN)
  • Awards and honours

    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)
    • Three Golden Apple nominations for Exceptional Teaching by CCCU's Student Union (2014, 2016 & 2017)
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 88184691
  • Email
  • Address

    Department of International Relations, HS409, South Campus, XJTLU
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park