Linde Desmaele

Senior Associate Researcher

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. 

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)


Featured publications

Korea Matters for Europe/Europe Matters for Korea

Published on 01.12.2020
Other Publications

Survey analysis: One year after the Singapore summit

Published on 12.06.2019
Other Publications

US Forces Korea in the balance: Time to go home?

Published on 13.03.2019
Other Publications

EU-ROK Relations: Putting the strategic partnership to work

Published on 15.10.2018
Other Publications


Support for the KF-VUB Korea Chair

Period March 2020 - December 2020
Funded By

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

KF-VUB Korea Chair

Period September 2017 - September 2017
Funded By

Korea Foundation