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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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In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Mr. Xi had an "extremely positive" phone conversation with Mr. Trump about trade and other issues, the foreign ministry said Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The two leaders agreed to "strengthen economic exchanges," said a ministry spokesman, Lu Kang. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Chinese media: U.S.-led 'Quad' is 'doomed to fail'

Chinese Communist Party media is dismissing Washington's efforts to create a new financial and security alliance between the U.S., India, Japan and Australia aimed at countering China's desire for expanded economic and military influence across Asia. Published November 15, 2018

Army Special Forces candidates carry a log during a recent Special Forces Assessment and Selection class at Camp Mackall at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Photo courtesy of the Department of the Army) ** FILE **

First female soldier passes initial Army Special Forces tests

A female soldier has successfully completed the initial selection process to join U.S. Army Special Forces, marking the first time a woman has made the achievement since the Army began allowing women to pursue special operations jobs nearly three years ago. Published November 15, 2018

In this March 24, 2018, photo, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tours an innovation gallery of Saudi Arabian technology, including an exhibit by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, during a visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. While some U.S. colleges rethink their ties to Saudi Arabia, many more have shown no signs of backing away. An Associated Press analysis of federal data finds that 38 schools received at least $359 million from the Saudi government from 2011 through 2017.  (Josh Reynolds/AP Images for KAUST)

Saudi reactor triggers fears of nuclear race with Iran

Saudi Arabia has begun work on its first nuclear research reactor, prompting fresh concern Riyadh will soon seek to develop nuclear weapons if Iran restarts its own weapons program amid Washington's reimposition of sanctions and withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Published November 6, 2018

Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, attends the second day of Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will address the summit on Wednesday, his first such comments since the killing earlier this month of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudis in 'weakest diplomatic position since 9/11'

The murder of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia in its "weakest diplomatic position since the horrific terror attacks of September 11," according to a top Saudi analyst in Washington known for his careful analysis of Middle East politics. Published November 2, 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)

Pompeo plans talks to prepare new Trump-Kim summit

The Trump administration is pushing for a second summit between the president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by early 2019, hoping to pump momentum into denuclearization talks that have produced few tangible results since the two leaders' first historic June summit in Singapore. Published November 1, 2018

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Netanyahu's surprise trip boosts Trump's grand Mideast strategy

President Trump's grand Middle East strategy to unite Israel with the Saudis and other Gulf Arab powers against Iran and lay the groundwork for a comprehensive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is making unexpected progress away from the limelight. Published October 31, 2018

In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman addresses the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. The Crown Prince addressed the summit on Wednesday, his first such comments since the killing earlier this month of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

Iran uses Khashoggi killing to embarrass Saudis after crown prince breaks silence

Saudi Arabia's crown prince denounced the killing of Jamal Khashoggi as a "heinous crime" on Wednesday, breaking a three-week silence on the dissident writer's death just as Iran attacked its regional rival by claiming Riyadh thought it could get away with murder because of its close ties with the Trump administration. Published October 24, 2018

Iran claims 'U.S. support' led to Saudi writer's assassination

Iran's president is seizing on Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's death to criticize the U.S., claiming in his first major remarks on the matter that Saudi Arabia thought it could get away with the writer's "brutal killing" because it's a close ally of Washington. Published October 24, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton shakes hands during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

John Bolton takes Trump treaty threat directly to Putin

Many in Europe fear the death of the INF treaty would revive painful battles over whether and where to deploy mid-range nuclear weapons on their territory while exposing them to Russian tactical missiles. Published October 23, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, delivers a speech at supporters in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Erdogan says he will announce details of the Turkish investigation into the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's on Tuesday. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey to detail findings in Khashoggi death; Trump, other world leaders call for answers

Turkey's president vowed to "go into detail" in a major speech Tuesday on the findings of his country's investigation into the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, amid mounting international skepticism over the Saudi government's latest claim that the dissident journalist died in a chaotic "fistfight" at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul this month. Published October 21, 2018

This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and made available on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Turkey said Tuesday it will search the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post, a week after he vanished during a visit there. (CCTV/Hurriyet via AP)

Perceived threat: Long, tangled history put Khashoggi in crosshairs

The prevailing narrative about the bizarre case of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is that Saudi Arabia's hard-charging young crown prince ordered him kidnapped and perhaps killed in order to silence a particularly effective critic. But Middle East insiders say some deeper subplots played into Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance. Published October 17, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Leah Millis/Pool Image via AP)

Trump, Pompeo move to defuse Khashoggi crisis amid Turkey cover-up claims

Saudi Arabia's leaders doubled down Tuesday with their denials of any involvement in the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, even as Turkish officials suggested that Riyadh scrambled over the past two weeks to cover up evidence that could prove the journalist was kidnapped or killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Published October 16, 2018