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Stephen Long

Assistant Professor

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Steve Long obtained a PhD from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has worked at the University of Nottingham and Canterbury Christ Church University before joining XJTLU in 2018. His research focuses on US foreign policy, covert action 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.

Research interests

US foreign policy

Covert action

Anglo-American intelligence

Cold War history


Programme Director, BA International Relations (2018-21)

Final Year Project Coordinator (2021-present)

Peer Observation Coordinator (2021-23)


INS306 US Intelligence and Foreign Policy (year 4)

INS101 ‘Contemporary International Relations’ (year 2)

INS104 ‘History of the Americas’ (year 2)

Awards and honours

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2016)

Three Golden Apple nominations for Exceptional Teaching by CCCUs Student Union (2014, 2016 2017)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD University of Birmingham

MPhil University of Birmingham

BA University of Birmingham

Person Types

  • Staff


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