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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.

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Articles by Guy Taylor

**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** 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)

From Israel, Kerry sends peace message to Iranians

While he and President Obama were expressing solidarity with Israel over Iran's nuclear program this week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry quietly issued a statement saying the United States is "strongly committed to resolving" its differences with Tehran. Published March 21, 2013

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John Kerry: U.S. committed to reconciling with Iran

While he and President Obama were expressing solidarity with Israeli's firm stance on Iran's nuclear program this week, Secretary of State John F. Kerry quietly issued a statement saying the U.S. is "strongly committed to resolving" its differences with the Islamic Republic. Published March 21, 2013

French troops talk with Malian soldiers outside Bourem, in northern Mali, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Pascal Guyot, Pool)

Al Qaeda group in West Africa's Mali added to U.S. terror list

The State Department leveled an official "Foreign Terrorist Organization" designation on an Islamist group in the West African nation of Mali on Thursday, asserting that the group has strong ties to al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Published March 21, 2013

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican (Associated Press)

House lawmakers split over U.S. involvement in Syria

President Obama cautioned against jumping to conclusions about conflicting reports that chemical weapons are now being used in Syria's 2-year-old civil war, although he stressed Wednesday that if the reports are true it would be "a game changer." Published March 20, 2013

HIT: A bus full of Israeli vacationers was the target of a suicide attack by terrorists in Bulgaria last July. The bus was transporting the group to a hotel. (Associated Press)

‘Shadow war’ between Israel, Iran rages on as Obama visits

Iran's nuclear ambitions may loom large, but lurking in the shadow of President Obama's highly anticipated visit to Israel this week is a protracted and secretive war already being waged between Jerusalem and Tehran. Published March 19, 2013

** FILE ** Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican (The Washington Times)

GOP lawmakers: Obama administration blocking access to Benghazi survivors

More than six months since the deadly attacks on a U.S. diplomatic post and a nearby CIA facility in Benghazi, Libya, several Republican lawmakers say they still are looking for answers and are frustrated that the White House is blocking their access to an unknown number of American survivors. Published March 17, 2013

**FILE** Iraqis work at the Rumaila oil refinery near the city of Basra. The province, located on the Persian Gulf bordering Kuwait and Iran, is Iraq's only outlet to the sea and is the hub for most of Iraq's oil exports of nearly 1.9 million barrels a day to the international market. (Associated Press)

U.S. stands by sanctions on Greek shipper

The Obama administration shot back Friday at a Greek shipping magnate who made headlines this week for claiming the U.S. Treasury Department had wrongly accused him of helping Iran evade international oil sanctions. Published March 15, 2013

** FILE ** President Obama (right) bows as he makes a greeting to the audience beside Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after delivering a speech at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool)

India key to success of Washington's Asia 'pivot'

India, the world's most populous democracy, may hold the keys to success for the Obama administration's self-described foreign-policy "pivot" to Asia, a bipartisan panel of analysts told Congress on Wednesday. Published March 13, 2013

**FILE** Afghan farmers work in an opium poppy field in Nawa district of Helmand province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 25, 2009. (Associated Press)

Afghanistan again tops list of illegal drug producers

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

**FILE** A room with a portrait of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is prepared for supporters and members of the diplomatic corps to pay tribute and sign the book of condolences at the Venezuelan Embassy in the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines, on March 7, 2013. Chavez died Wednesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 58. (Associated Press)

U.S. kicks out two Venezuelan diplomats

The Obama administration revealed Monday that it had kicked two Venezuelan diplomats out of the United States, offering a clear signal that U.S.-Venezuelan relations are unlikely to warm quickly after the death last week of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Published March 11, 2013

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon

White House calls out China on North Korea and cybercrime

The Obama administration's top national security official said Monday that the United States "will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state" and called on Chinese leaders to get serious about cracking down on cyber-related crimes. Published March 11, 2013

** FILE ** Victoria Nuland (Associated Press)

U.S. joins EU in warning of Hungary over rights

The State Department joined European Union leaders this week in cautioning Hungarian lawmakers to tread carefully on controversial amendments to their nation's constitution. Published March 8, 2013

Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, center, raises his fist next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center left, as they walk along the coffin containing the remains of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

U.S. dismisses charges of interfering in Venezuela

Mourning supporters of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez packed streets across the nation on Wednesday, as speculation surged through the U.S. foreign policy community on the extent to which the death of the populist leader might bring a thaw to long-strained relations between Washington and Caracas. Published March 6, 2013