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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence coverage. He has reported from dozens of countries and been a guest on the BBC, CNN, NPR, FOX, C-SPAN and The McLaughlin Group.

A series Mr. Taylor led on the motives and fallout around Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. election was recognized with a Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency, and a Society for Professional Journalists award. In 2012, he won a Virginia Press Association award for reporting on political, economic and security developments in Mexico.

Prior to joining The Times in 2011, Mr. Taylor's was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism. He wrote for a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He also served as an
editor at World Politics Review, wrote for America's Quarterly and produced videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University and was part of a team who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their reporting on the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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An oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP Photo/ISNA)

Attacks on oil tankers raise fears of military response between U.S., Iran

Fears of a military clash between the U.S. and Iran reached new heights Thursday as the Trump administration roundly blamed Tehran for fresh attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz that left a massive ship in flames, triggered a spike in global oil prices and set nerves on edge over the prospect of a military response from Washington. Published June 13, 2019

This Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, the Kaesong industrial complex, seen from the Dora Observation Post near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what many critics call their frustratingly vague first summit in Singapore. But behind the grins is a swirl of competing goals and fears. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

South Koreans see shuttered industrial complex as key in denuclearization effort

A group of South Korean businessmen who own factories inside a shuttered joint industrial complex between North and South Korea is pressing the Trump administration to allow the complex to reopen as a way to boost detente on the divided Korean Peninsula and spark movement in stalled denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. Published June 11, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing for a trip to Iowa, on the South Lawn of White House, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'He gets it': Trump lauds Kim on summit anniversary as critics cry foul

On the eve of the first anniversary of his precedent-shattering summit in Singapore with Kim Jong-un, President Trump heaped fresh praise on the North Korean leader Tuesday even as critics, including some conservatives, complained that Pyongyang had made no real progress on denuclearization over the past year despite Mr. Trump's intense personal diplomacy. Published June 11, 2019

In this June 2, 2019, photo provided on Monday, June 3, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, and his wife Ri Sol Ju, left, clap hands in a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army officers in North Korea. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

North Korea is not denuclearizing as Singapore summit anniversary approaches

North Korea has made no serious progress on denuclearization, according to conservative experts, who say the Trump administration should more aggressively enforce sanctions against Pyongyang ahead of Wednesday's one year anniversary of President Trump's Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Published June 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. President Donald Trump will turn from pageantry to policy Tuesday as he joins British Prime Minister Theresa May for a day of talks likely to highlight fresh uncertainty in the allies' storied relationship.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Pompeo: 'We will do the things necessary as the climate changes'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's firmly convinced "the world will be successful" in overcoming any challenges caused by climate change, especially if America fosters a growing economy in which "structural innovators and creative people can go build out solutions" to problems that might be on the horizon. Published June 7, 2019

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks to supporters outside Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 20, 2109. Maduro is celebrating the anniversary of his disputed re-election amid a growing humanitarian crisis and political upheaval. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Mike Pompeo: 'Sounds great' if Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro ends up in European villa

A push by leaders in Norway to facilitate talks toward a negotiated settlement of Venezuela's political standoff will have the Trump administration's support only if the talks are built from the premise that socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro step down, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Published June 7, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok talk to reporters after a meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis) ** FILE **

Mike Pompeo: U.S. not pushing for regime change in Iran

The U.S. is not pursuing a policy regime change in Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who says the Trump administration is committed to a strategy of applying economic pressure to get the Islamic republic's existing leadership to "behave like a normal nation." Published June 7, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo together with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and mayor Pauline Krikke at the opening of the Global Entrepeneurship Summit 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

Pompeo warns Europe: China 'spreading authoritarian vision' worldwide

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leveled a new warning against Chinese economic expansion into Europe Monday, telling Dutch leaders that "China wants to be the dominant economic and military power in the world, spreading its authoritarian vision for society and its corrupt practices worldwide." Published June 3, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok talk to reporters after a meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

Pompeo defends Kushner Middle East plan, stands by leaked comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday defended the Trump administration's pending Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as beneficial to both sides, even as he stood by leaked comments that some in the region will see the plan as overly deferential to Israel. Published June 3, 2019

"There's real challenges inside Iran, and they're not caused by economic sanctions," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "They're caused by 40 years of the Islamic regime not taking care of its people and instead using their resources to destroy real lives." (Associated Press)

Pompeo offers talks with Iran 'with no preconditions'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is willing to get direct talks going with Iran without any preconditions, but will continue to increase pressure on the Islamic republic unless it ends its "malign activity" around the world, including its support for Hezbollah. Published June 2, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, shake hands after a joint statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Pompeo presses Germans on Iran, China 5G threats

Stark transatlantic disagreements over Iran and China loomed heavily over high-level meetings between U.S. and German officials here Friday, even as visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that the Trump administration views Germany as "a great, important partner and ally." Published May 31, 2019

Robert P. Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said at a conference this month that China wants to be the main driver of artificial intelligence for various uses, including warfighting capabilities. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Defense Intelligence Agency chief warns of Russian, Chinese nuclear efforts

China conducted more ballistic missile tests than the rest of the world combined in 2018 and is on pace to double its nuclear arsenal over the coming decade, according to the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, who also underscored new threats posed by Russia's expanding nuclear capabilities in rare public remarks Wednesday. Published May 29, 2019