Stephen Long (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 2005) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Global 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. His work has appeared in the academic journals Foreign Policy Analysis, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, International Politics, and Conflict Management and Peace Science and has been profiled in the New York Times “Explainer” column. His commentary has appeared in The Conversation and newspapers around the United States. He is currently a visiting professor and researcher at Charles University (Prague) while on sabbatical.