Linde Desmaele is a Senior Associate Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) at the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). She is the recipient of a Belgian-American Educational Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in support of her research at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) at Columbia University. She is currently based at Columbia University as a visiting scholar.
Linde’s research focuses on American grand strategy, US-Europe relations, neoclassical realism and the Korean Peninsula. In her PhD, she focused on the evolution of the role of Europe in American grand strategy as Washington rebalances to the Indo-Pacific region. Her research has appeared in European Security, International Studies Review and Strategic Studies Quarterly.
Previously, Linde was a visiting scholar at SIWPS (Spring 2020) and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (Fall of 2018). She received her PhD in 2021 from the BSoG-VUB. She holds an M.A. from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies (South Korea), and an MA from KU Leuven (Belgium).