Linde Desmaele is a doctoral fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium. She is also a researcher at the KF-VUB Korea Chair at that same institution.

Her main research interests are American grand strategy, transatlantic relations, neoclassical realism and the security of the Korean Peninsula. In her PhD project more specifically, Desmaele focuses on the changing role of Europe in American grand strategy as Washington rebalances to the Asia-Pacific region.

In the fall of 2018, she was a visiting fellow at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has a M.A from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies and from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).