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 also a project researcher with the KF-VUB Korea Chair. Linde originally joined the BSoG-VUB as a doctoral researcher in April 2017. Within the framework of her PhD research, she completed research stays at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University in the Spring of 2020 and at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in the Fall of 2018. Linde obtained a M.A. with high honors in European Studies (specialization: EU-Asia Relations) from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), and a M.A. in International Studies with high honors from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies. She previously worked as a trainee at the Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
Linde’s research focuses on American grand strategy, transatlantic relations, neoclassical realism and the Korean Peninsula. In her PhD, she focused on the evolution of the status of Europe in American grand strategy as Washington rebalances to the Indo-Pacific region. Her research has appeared in International Studies Review and Strategic Studies Quarterly.
Linde is teaching assistant for the European External Relations course of the Euromaster Program of the Brussels School of Governance.