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)
South Korea’s Foreign Policy after the March 2022 Election: Between Washington, Beijing, Tokyo, and Pyongyang
Unpacking the Trump administration’s grand strategy in Europe: power maximisation, relative gains and sovereignty
The EU's Indo-Pacific Strategy: Prospects for Cooperation with South Korea
Review of James Goldgeier “NATO Enlargement and the Problem of Value Complexity.”
Europe as a Secondary Theater? Competition with China and the Future of America’s European Strategy
Biden, Trump and Moon: Prospects for the US-South Korea Relationship post-2020
Mapping Out EU-South Korea Relations: Key Member States’ Perspectives
Moon Jae-in’s Policy Towards Multilateral Institutions: Continuity and Change in South Korea’s Global Strategy
One year after the Singapore summit: an analysis of the views of the publics of the US, China, Japan and Russia about the situation in the Korean Peninsula
Korea Chair Explains – Hanoi Summit Explained: the Key Players’ Views
EU-ROK Relations: Putting the strategic partnership to work
Korea Chair Explains – Inter-Korean Summit in Pyongyang Explained: The Key Players’ Views
Korea Chair Explains – U.S.-North Korea Summit Explained: the Key Players’ Views
Korea Chair Explains – Inter-Korean Summit Explained: the Key Players’ Views
From Nuclear Threats to Nuclear Talks: a Big Win for President Donald Trump?
Support for the KF-VUB Korea Chair
Embassy of the Republic of Korea