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Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan

Dan Boylan is a national security reporter at The Washington Times, with an emphasis on covering the Capitol Hill legislative committees that deal with intelligence, foreign relations and military affairs.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Boylan covered the Massachusetts State Legislature and North Carolina General Assembly.

After 9/11, he detoured from daily reporting and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia and also managed U.S. and U.K. counterterrorism media projects across the Middle East and Asia.

Throughout the years, he filed datelined foreign correspondence for the Boston Herald, South China Morning Post and The National, in addition to working as an international news editor at The Associated Press headquarters.

Mr. Boylan is a graduate of Bates College, lecturer and award-wining filmmaker.

He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Dan Boylan

This May 11, 2018, file photo shows a bitcoin ATM in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

Mueller indictment: Bitcoin a key to Russian hackers' ability 'to evade greater scrutiny'

The shadowy cryptocurrency bitcoin is alleged to have played a vital role in allowing Russian intelligence officers to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016, according to the latest indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Published July 13, 2018

Escorted by one of his armed security guards, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, right, waves to a crowd of party faithful during a march for peace, in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, July 7, 2018. According to Nicaraguan human rights groups more than 300 persons have been killed since ant-government protests started more than two months ago. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

U.S. may place sanctions against Nicaragua

U.S. officials hinted Thursday that new sanctions and support for opposition groups could be coming against the government of longtime leftist Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, in the wake of the government's brutal repression of anti-government protests. Published July 12, 2018

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Capitol Hill lawmakers press software firms over election security, meddling fears

Lawmakers blasted the country's top voting equipment vendors for not doing enough to assure ballot box security this midterm election cycle on the same day a top Homeland Security official told a House panel Russian hackers do not appear to be "tampering" with U.S. election infrastructure this year as intensively as they did in 2016. Published July 11, 2018

U.S. could issue Iran oil-sanction waivers: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said waivers could be granted to countries that need Iranian oil amid the Trump administration's escalating effort to throttle Tehran by re-imposing strict U.S. sanctions later this year. Published July 10, 2018

Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Khalid Al-Falih Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Minister of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, from left, attend a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non OPEC members at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Iran blames rising oil prices on Trump tweets

Present Trump's recent tweets urging the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to reduce oil prices are actually having the opposite effect and driving prices up "by at least $10 per barrel" -- one of Iran's top oil officials said on Thursday. Published July 5, 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, arrives at the Zurich airport, in Kloten, Switzerland. Monday, July 2, 2018. Hassan Rouhani is on a two-day state visit to Switzerland. (KEYSTONE/Walter Bieri)

Hassan Rouhani calls Trump plan to end Iranian oil exports 'a baseless fantasy'

The battle of wills between Tehran and the Trump administration escalated Tuesday as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed a U.S. drive to completely cut off his country's oil exports a "baseless fantasy" as he lobbied European nations to stick with the 2015 nuclear deal that President Trump has abandoned. Published July 3, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

For Trump critics, 'collusion' packs a punch

"Collusion" has become the defining issue of the Russia election-meddling controversy — mainly because no two people appear to define the word the same way. Published July 2, 2018

U.S. Sen Marco Rubio speaks during a news conference in front of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, on Friday, June 22, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) **FILE**

For Rubio, U.S clash with Venezuela, Cabello gets personal

While the Florida Republican initially rebuffed related questions, details soon emerged that Rubio's extra security actually stemmed from death threats made by the man widely regarded as Venezuela's second-in-command, Diosdado Cabello. Published June 27, 2018