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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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A man carrying an umbrella walks past a display board showing photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent trip to China outside of the North Korean embassy in Beijing, Saturday, April 21, 2018. China, North Korea's main ally, is welcoming Pyongyang's decision to suspend its nuclear and missile tests. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

North Korean 'embassies' a worry if peace breaks out

North Korea maintains embassies in nearly 50 nations -- including Algeria and Zimbabwe -- and could emerge swiftly as a normalized global power if nuclear talks with South Korea and the United States play out the right way. And that's a problem. Published September 24, 2018

This combination of two file photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington on Feb. 26, 2018, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending in the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea on May 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Wong Maye-E, File)

Trump to get special message from Kim Jong-un at United Nations

President Trump is slated to hold a high-stakes meeting here Monday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who will deliver a private message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that officials hope may boost the recently stalled denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang. Published September 24, 2018

A lone anti-war activist from "Code Pink" disrupted an event at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington, where U.S. Special Envoy to Iran Brian Hook was outlining the Trump administration's plan to increase sanctions on Tehran, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The protester yelled, "No more war, peace with Iran," before being removed by security. (The Washington Times/Guy Taylor)

Trump wants global embargo on Iranian oil, but remains open to new deal with Tehran

The White House is knuckling down on efforts to convince the world to stop all purchases of Iranian oil by early November, according to the Trump administration's top Iran strategist, who says the hope is that a new era of U.S.-led economic isolation will force Tehran back to the negotiating table with Washington. Published September 19, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) toasts with South Korean president Moon Jae-in during a welcome banquet in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Pyongyang summit puts pressure on Moon to deliver

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will push North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to detail his nuclear programs when the two meet Wednesday for the second day of a high-stakes summit that could make or break President Trump's own pursuit of diplomacy with Pyongyang. Published September 18, 2018

In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., presides over a markup of a bill to expand sanctions against Iran with respect to its ballistic missile program, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Royce says he will not seek re-election after serving out his 13th term. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) **FILE**

Dems call for access to Trump-Putin meeting notes; Royce pushes back

The top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee sharply criticized an attempt by the committee's Democrats Thursday to push through a resolution that would have required the Trump administration to hand over "every record" it has on the July summit President Trump had with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- an event that rankled administration critics because the two men met in private with only translators present. Published September 13, 2018

U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun, right, and South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, left, shake hands during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)

New U.S. special envoy talks N. Korea strategy with S. Korean president

The Trump administration is pushing behind the scenes to regain momentum in nuclear talks with North Korea, dispatching a newly-appointed envoy to the region this week who says there's "hard work" ahead, but also a "tremendous opportunity" that must not be wasted. Published September 12, 2018

In this Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018 photo, Turkey-trained Syrian opposition fighters of the 'National Army' group formally known as Free Syrian Army, train in a camp in the Turkish-controlled northwestern city of Azaz, Syria. Syrian government forces, backed by Russia and Iran, have been massing troops for weeks in preparation for an attack on Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the country. The U.N. has warned that a battle will spark a humanitarian catastrophe. (Ugur Can/DHA via AP)

Turkey sides with U.S. in Syria, sends fresh weapons to rebels

Turkey is tacitly siding with the United States against Russia and Iran in Syria by sending fresh weapons supplies to Syrian rebels to help them stave off an impending offensive by the Moscow- and Tehran-backed Assad regime. Published September 12, 2018

In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech in Tehran on Aug. 6, 2018. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani struck a hard line Monday as the U.S. restored some sanctions that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP) **FILE**

Major European, Asian firms flee Iranian market in wake of U.S. sanctions: Report

Nearly three dozen major European and Asian companies are pulling their investments from Iran to avoid getting tangled up in reimposed U.S. sanctions, despite Tehran's scramble to find loopholes for the companies and efforts by European governments to neutralize the impact of the new sanctions. Published September 11, 2018

The Capitol Dome of the Capitol Building at sunrise, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington. After another government shutdown, congress has passed a sweeping long term spending bill which President Donald Trump is expected to sign later this morning. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. needs new blueprint for post-9/11 extremism, study says

Federal agencies for nearly two decades have prevented another 9/11 terrorist attack, but the "time has come for a new U.S. strategy" in the war against extremism spreading in the Middle East and beyond, says a congressionally mandated new task force led by the former chairmen of the vaunted commission that investigated the 2001 strikes on Washington and New York. Published September 10, 2018

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump warns Syria against 'slaughter,' denies he wanted to assassinate Assad

President Trump warned Syria on Wednesday not to launch a "slaughter" of millions of innocent civilians trapped by government forces in the country's last major rebel-held enclave, while denying an account in a new tell-all book that he wanted to assassinate Syrian President Bashar Assad last year in the wake a suspected chemical attack on rebel positions. Published September 5, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press conference at the 2018 Beijing Summit Of The Forum On China-Africa Cooperation at the Great Hall of the People, Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018, in Beijing, China. The two-day summit in Beijing bringing together the leaders of China and 53 African nations ended Tuesday, with a joint declaration. (Lintao Zhang/Pool via AP)

China boosting trade with North Korea to undermine Trump, report says

Nearly three dozen North Korean cargo ships were spotted pulling into coal docks at the Chinese port of Longkou during May and June, according to a report Wednesday that claimed Beijing has allowed increased trade with Pyongyang just as President Trump has tried to maintain economic pressure on Kim Jong-un's regime. Published September 5, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department in Washington on Aug. 16, 2018. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Pompeo to toe hard line in Pakistan; no plan to resume halted U.S. aid

U.S. officials say Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will toe a hard line with Pakistan's new government when he visits Islamabad this week, roughly nine months after President Trump halted security aid to the South Asian nation on grounds it gives "safe haven to terrorists." Published September 4, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during Beijing Summit Of The Forum On China-Africa Cooperation - Joint Press Conference at the Great Hall of the People Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Beijing, China. (Lintao Zhang/Pool Photo via AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping to skip North Korea celebrations

China is sending a high-level delegation to Pyongyang to partake in the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding later this week, but Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be there, a decision that has experts wondering whether a rift may be emerging between the two allies. Published September 4, 2018

The head of Russia's National Defense Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, speaks to the media during an inter-agency coordination headquarters meeting and video call between Moscow and Syria in Moscow, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (Balashova Olga, Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Russian military 'drills' point to imminent final clash in Syria

Russia's navy announced it will open "large-scale drills" in the Mediterranean on Saturday in the latest sign that a major Syrian government offensive against one of the last rebel strongholds in the country is imminent -- a development that the United Nations warns could trigger a fresh refugee crisis in the Middle East nation's 7-year-old civil war. Published August 30, 2018