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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

Secretary of State John F. Kerry insisted that the Obama administration was clear that any nuclear deal should be viewed separately from overall U.S. criticisms of Iran's record at home and abroad. "This plan was designed to address the nuclear issue alone, not to reform Iran's regime, or end its support for terrorism, or its contributions to sectarian violence in the Middle East," he said. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Senators slam John Kerry: Obama's Iran deal lacks details

Senators from both parties hammered the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, prompting Secretary of State John F. Kerry to launch his fiercest public defense of the accord to date -- calling it "fantasy" to think that a better agreement could have been reached and warning that a congressional repudiation of the deal would only increase the chances of a nuclear-armed Tehran. Published July 23, 2015

Chattanooga gunman's uncle detained in Jordan as investigators seek terror link

U.S. officials confirmed Tuesday that the uncle of the man who killed four U.S. Marines and a sailor in a shooting spree in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday has been held for questioning by Jordanian officials, amid growing signs that investigators were seeking links between the killer and radical terrorist elements. Published July 21, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with foreign ministers of Germany, France, China, Britain, Russia and the European Union at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. (Carlos Barria/Pool photo via AP)

John Kerry: Iran deal delayed again; 'We will not rush and we will not be rushed'

Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday that international negotiators "will not rush and we will not be rushed" to seal a final nuclear accord with Iran, signaling that talks are likely to extend past the latest extended deadline for a deal on Friday and carry on at least into the weekend. Published July 9, 2015

An investor covers his eyes at a brokerage house in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

No worries about impact of China stock market crash on U.S. economy -- yet

China's stock market has plummeted more than 30 percent in recent weeks, but the communist nation's internal trading system remains isolated enough from the rest of the world that the Obama administration and others are confident that the turmoil won't have an immediate impact on the U.S. economy. Published July 8, 2015

Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally organized by supporters of the Yes vote in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015. A new opinion poll shows a dead heat in Greece's referendum campaign with just two days to go before Sunday's vote on whether Greeks should accept more austerity in return for bailout loans. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Greeks reject austerity measures, trigger fears of Eurozone exit

Greeks voted resoundingly Sunday to reject the austerity demands of a proposed European Union and International Monetary Fund bailout package, triggering widespread concern that Greece may soon be on its way to exiting the eurozone. Published July 5, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a plenary session of an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Russia fosters Armenian dependency with $200M weapons loan

The Russian government has agreed to loan $200 million to Armenia as part of a deal that will see the former Soviet Republic buy sophisticated weapons from Moscow at a discount, according to a report on Friday. Published July 3, 2015

Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, hit Venezuela's "flawed economic policies and political system," just as the U.S. is seeking to repair ties. (Associated Press)

Sen. Corker slams Venezuela as U.S. seeks better ties

A key Senate Republican on foreign policy slammed Venezuela's "flawed economic policies and political system" on Thursday, a day after reports emerged that the Obama administration is engaging in its most expansive dialogue in hopes of improving long-strained relations with Caracas. Published July 2, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to a debate of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) ** FILE **

Again? Germany renews concerns over U.S. spying after WikiLeaks allegations surface

The State Department went into damage control mode Thursday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to explain fresh allegations that U.S. spies have eavesdropped not only on her phone but also those of dozens of other high-level German government officials. Published July 2, 2015

President Obama insisted again Tuesday that he was not wedded to an agreement at any cost and threatened outright to "walk away" if Iran reneges on the parameters of an April interim agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the so-called P5+1 negotiating group that also comprises Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany. (Associated Press)

Obama threatens to 'walk away' from Iran nuclear deal as deadline passes

The Obama administration and its negotiating partners blew through Tuesday's self-imposed deadline for a major nuclear accord with Iran -- prolonging for at least another week some 20 months of exhausting and convoluted closed-door talks that have capped more than a decade of brinkmanship between Tehran and the West. Published June 30, 2015

Secretary of State John F. Kerry sits between Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (left) and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Vienna, Austria.  (Associated Press)

White House defends stance as Iran talks face deadline

The Obama administration conceded Monday that international talks over Iran's disputed nuclear program will carry on indefinitely past this week's deadline for a final deal -- and pushed back at critics who accuse the president of making last-minute concessions out of desperation to get a deal. Published June 29, 2015

Samereh Alinejad, blindfolded and ready to be hanged, was slapped by the mother of the man he was convicted of murdering then pardoned by the victim's family. Iran executes hundreds of prisoners annually through an opaque legal system that human rights groups say also puts scores of political prisoners behind bars. (Associated Press)

Iran's record of human rights appalls international community

Many in Iran's political hierarchy are hoping that a nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers will pave the way for the Islamic republic's full return to the international community, ending years of political isolation and economic sanctions. Published June 25, 2015

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this month that a final nuclear deal is "within reach" as the Islamic republic and world powers face a June 30 deadline for an agreement, but he added that Iran won't allow its state "secrets" to be jeopardized. (Associated Press)

Iran nuclear deal clouded by long record of deception

Iran's long record of hiding its nuclear and military programs from outside inspectors is coming under fresh scrutiny as the U.S. and other world powers race to meet a June 30 deadline for a final deal to curb Tehran's program and open its nuclear sites to closer international inspection. Published June 23, 2015

"There are still differences  but we are trying to finish the work as early as possible," said an optimistic Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Associated Press)

White House pressed to extend Iran nuclear talks deadline

The Obama administration is coming under increasing pressure from European allies to extend the deadline for an Iranian nuclear deal beyond June 30, a development that signals doubts about Tehran's willingness to bargain and complicates the U.S. president's relations with Congress on the talks. Published June 22, 2015