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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

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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

** 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

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 ** 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

A bodyguard secures popular Egyptian television satirist Bassem Youssef, who has come to be known as Egypt's Jon Stewart, as he enters the Egyptian state prosecutor's office to face accusations of insulting Islam and the country's Islamist leader, in Cairo on Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

U.S. raises concern over freedom in Egypt after TV comedian is questioned

A senior State Department official raised concern Monday that "freedom of expression is being stifled" in Egypt, where recent days saw authorities detain and question a popular television comedian on charges of insulting Islam and the nation's former Muslim Brotherhood president. 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)

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

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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

**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

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