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 a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow in the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Linde’s research focuses on US-Europe relations; the evolution of US grand strategy and its impact on transatlantic and European security; US regional deterrence strategies and alliance interdependence; and the role of leaders in IR theory. Her research has appeared in journals such as European Security, International Studies Review, Strategic Studies Quarterly and Defence Studies. 

Previously, Linde was a Belgian-American Educational Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, hosted at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) at Columbia University. She was a visiting scholar at 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).

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