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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He's also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America's Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He can be reached at gtaylor@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Guy Taylor

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks April 19, 2013, at the State Department in Washington, where he released the 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, commonly known as the Human Rights Reports, cover the status of human rights in countries around the world. (Associated Press)

U.S. human rights report cites Iran, Venezuela, Russia

A number of the globe's most powerful countries "continued to repress or attack the means by which individuals can organize, assemble, or demand better performance from their rulers," according to the State Department's annual review of human rights worldwide released Friday. Published April 19, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves to the crowd as he enters the auditorium to deliver a policy speech on the 21st Century Pacific Partnership at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, April 15, 2013. Kerry is in Tokyo as part of Asian tour amid a tense situation over a possible missile launch by North Korea. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

Secretary of State John Kerry outlines vision for 'Pacific Dream' Asia

Secretary of State John F. Kerry attempted to sharpen the point of the Obama administration's so-called "pivot" to Asia policy here Monday, outlining a vision for what he described as a "Pacific Dream" — not unlike the "American Dream" — in which Asian nations could grow more closely together with each other and the U.S. than ever before on economic and security issues during the decades to come. Published April 15, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se, not pictured, at the State Department in Washington, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kerry lands in Beijing to pressure China on North Korea

Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived here Saturday hoping to convince Chinese leaders to take a more a more active role in encouraging North Korea to tone down its recent wave of antagonistic rhetoric and nuclear threats. Published April 13, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry conducts a press conference answering questions from US and Chinese media, Saturday April 13, 2013, in Beijing, China. Kerry arrived in Beijing Saturday to seek Chinese help in persuading North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile testing program. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards)

U.S., China joint statement calls for 'forceful' climate change action

While the North Korean issue has dominated headlines around Secretary of State John F. Kerry's visit with Chinese leaders Saturday, the two nations quietly joined in a forward-leaning "joint statement" calling for more action by global leaders to get tough in response to "climate change." Published April 13, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (center) introduces South Korean President Park Geun-hye (left) to his senior staff members as they meet at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on April 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

Kerry scolds North Korea, shoots down reports of nuclear breakthrough

Secretary of State John F. Kerry strongly admonished North Korea on Friday for threatening to attack U.S. allies and interests, but also downplayed reports that Pyongyang has developed a nuclear weapon small enough to fit on the head of a ballistic missile. Published April 12, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, gestures as he meets South Korea's Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se before the arrival of South Korean's President Park Geun-hye at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Richard, Pool)

China holds key as Kerry arrives in Asia to temper threats from North Korea

SEOUL — Secretary of State John F. Kerry arrived here Friday, within range of North Korea's recent nuclear threats on his first trip to Asia as America's top diplomat -- an expedition that analysts say will be defined by efforts to persuade China to influence Pyongyang away from making further provocations. Published April 11, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry is pictured before a meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Stansall, Pool)

Secretary of State John Kerry to attempt to persuade China to rein in North Korea

Secretary of State John F. Kerry will stare down the barrel of North Korea's recent nuclear threats when he arrives here Friday on his first trip to Asia as America's top diplomat — a trip that analysts say will be defined by efforts to persuade China to influence Pyongyang away from making further provocations. Published April 11, 2013

** FILE ** In this March 11, 2013, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 12, 2013, by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un greets military personnel at a long-range artillery sub-unit of KPA Unit 641 during his visit to front-line military units near the western sea boarder in North Korea near the South's western border island of Baengnyeong. (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Bullying tactics by North Korea strengthen U.S., South Korean resolve

Leaders here and in Washington offered cautionary responses Tuesday to North Korea’s latest threat that “thermonuclear war” is imminent, as Japan announced deployment of ballistic-missile interceptors to key locations around Tokyo in preparation for a possible test or attack launch by Pyongyang. Published April 9, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se, not pictured, at the State Department in Washington, on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama and China 'talking past each other' on N. Korea

The Obama administration faces an uphill battle in its growing effort to convince China to play a more active role in steering North Korea away from provoking a military conflict on the divided Korean Peninsula, foreign policy insiders say. Published April 3, 2013

** FILE ** North Korean army officers rally at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang. (Associated Press)

North Korea threatens attack, including nukes, on U.S.

North Korea's military ratcheted up its threat to carry out a nuclear strike on the U.S. to new heights Thursday — just hours after the Pentagon announced the deployment of an American ballistic missile defense system to Guam. Published April 3, 2013

**FILE** Secretary of State John F. Kerry (left), followed by National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, arrives for the joint news conference between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. (Associated Press)

N. Korea to dominate Kerry's Asia trip

Secretary of State John F. Kerry will focus heavily on the threat posed by a nuclear armed North Korea during his upcoming diplomatic visit to Asia, particularly in meetings with Chinese leaders, the State Department said Monday. Published April 1, 2013

** FILE ** In this Thursday, March 28, 2013, photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian doctor treats an injured man who was wounded at the open-air cafeteria at Damascus University in the central Baramkeh district, in Damascus, Syria. More than 6,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war in March alone, according to a leading activist group that reported it was the deadliest month yet in the 2-year-old conflict. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

Obama's policy on Syria leaves analysts guessing

The Obama administration has made no effort to dispute reports that the U.S. is providing secret military training to Syria's opposition rebels and continues to favor vague rhetoric over specifics about its policy regarding the Middle Eastern nation — particularly on the question of whether to arm rebels. Published April 1, 2013