Cheng-Wei Lin is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is currently an assistant research fellow of nonconventional security at the Prospect Foundation in Taiwan.
His primary research area is nonconventional security, with a special interest in the field of terrorism in Southeast Asia. The scope of his current research focuses on how the transformation of the terrorist organization, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (IS), affects the development of global terrorism and, specifically, terrorism in Southeast Asia as well.
Lin frequently lectures on counter-terrorism training courses in various governmental agencies in Taiwan. He was in charge of information analysis regarding the momentum of global terrorism during the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan. He was also a former analyst specializing in terrorism and piracy in National Security Council, Taiwan.
Lin received his MA in diplomacy from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He is an alumnus of the Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism Course 16–1 at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center For Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii.