Alex Yu-Ting Lin

Assistant Director of the Hans J. Morgenthau Program
Senior Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow
2031 Jenkins And Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Research Interests

International security, revisionism from rising powers, US-China relations, Asia


Alex Yu-Ting Lin is the Assistant Director and a Senior Research Fellow at the Notre Dame International Security Center. Alex studies international security, namely the causes and strategies of revisionism from rising powers, with a focus on US-China relations. His book project, Provocations from Below, theorizes how smaller states shape when and why great powers fight for status. An article manuscript from the book project received the Patricia Weitsman award from the International Security Studies Section (ISSS), International Studies Association (ISA). His other research examines how states compete for status through economic statecraft or information warfare. His academic work has appeared in the Journal of Global Security Studies and the Review of International Political Economy, and his policy work has been published by The Diplomat and has received inquiries from the Parliament of Australia. Alex received his PhD from the University of Southern California, and has previously held fellowships with the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at the George Washington University and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.