Linde Desmaele | People

Post-doctoral researcher

Linde Desmaele is a post-doctoral researcher in the MIT Security Studies Program. Her research interests include 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 work has been published in journals such as European Security, International Studies Review, Strategic Studies Quarterly and Defence Studies. Linde is also a Senior Associate Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). She was formerly a Belgian-American Educational Postdoctoral Fellow, hosted at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. She  holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), an M.A. from Seoul National University's Graduate School of International Studies (South Korea) and an M.A. from KU Leuven (Belgium).