Leo S.F. Lin is a Senior Analyst in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). Originally from Taiwan, he has a strong international law enforcement background and has been stationed in North America. Lin is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), as well as a member of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Organized Crime. Besides, he is an expert of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime in Geneva. He also sits in the editorial board of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS). Previously, he served as a research associate with RIEAS from 2010 to 2016. His areas of expertise include non-traditional security, Asian organized crime, and East and Southeast Asian security. He graduated from the Central Police University (Taiwan) majored in Criminology, and he holds a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Indianapolis. He received a Crisis Management Certificate from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and a Major Event Security Framework Certificate from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He is a certified interpreter and public speaker.