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

Motives for great power competition, US-China relations, security and economic affairs of Asia


Alex Yu-Ting Lin is a Senior Research Fellow and the Assistant Director with the University of Notre Dame's International Security Center, where he was previously a Hans Morgenthau Fellow in Grand Strategy.

Lin studies international security, with a regional focus on Asia. His book project, Challenges from Below, theorizes how smaller states shape when and why rising powers like China and established powers like the US compete and fight for status. His book project has implications for understanding the causes and dynamics of interstate conflict. Lin's other research examines how states compete for status through non-military means such as economic statecraft or influence operations. 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 the East-West Center in Washington DC.

Lin received his Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California. He held fellowships with the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies at George Washington University and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.