Guy Taylor rejoined The Washington Times in 2011 as the State Department correspondent.
As a freelance journalist, Taylor's work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and his stories 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, produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse, and is an award-winning short film producer and writer.
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 United States. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afghanistan remains by far the world's top producer of illegal opium poppy used to make heroin, according to the State Department's annual report on global trends in the illicit narcotics trade, which also pinpoints Bolivia, Burma and Venezuela for having "failed demonstrably" to uphold international counternarcotics agreements.
Published March 12 2013