Dr. Austin Long

Joint Staff J5
Vice Deputy for Strategic Stability
Precision Strike Technology Symposium PSTS-22 : Tri-Polar Nuclear Response
Austin Long is the Vice Deputy Director for Strategic Stability serving in the Joint Staff J5 (Strategy, Plans, and Policy). He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Dr. Long was previously a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was an analyst and adviser to the U.S. military in Iraq (2007-2008) and Afghanistan (2011 and 2013). In 2014-2015, he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Nuclear Security, serving in the Joint Staff J5. Dr. Long’s research has appeared in International Security, Security Studies, the Journal of Strategic Studies, the Journal of Cold War Studies, Orbis, the Journal of Cybersecurity, Texas National Security Review, and Survival. He is also the author of The Soul of Armies: Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Military Culture in the United States and United Kingdom (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016). He received his B.S. from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.