Linde Desmaele is a 2021-22 Visiting Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Belgian-American Educational Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Desmaele is also an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). She was recently awarded a Stanton Nuclear Fellowship with the Security Studies Program at MIT. Starting in October, 2022, Desmaele will spend the academic year at MIT conducting research on the linkages between the United States extended deterrence posture in Europe and East Asia.

Desmaele’s research focuses on US-Europe relations, the evolution of US grand strategy and its impact upon transatlantic and European security, and the role of leaders and strategic ideas in IR theory. Her research has appeared in such journals as European Security, International Studies Review and Strategic Studies Quarterly.

Previously, Desmaele was a visiting scholar at SIWPS (Spring 2020) and the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University (Fall 2018). She received her PhD in 2021 from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). She holds a M.A. from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies (South Korea), and an M.A. from KU Leuven (Belgium).