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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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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and Kim Yong Chol, left, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, return to discussions after a break at Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) **FILE**

North Korean visit could be prelude to second Kim-Trump summit

North Korea's top nuclear negotiator is slated to arrive in Washington Thursday for meetings with the Trump administration, according to diplomatic sources, who say U.S. officials are hoping for a breakthrough in the stalled denuclearization process and a possible second summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Published January 16, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, gives a speech at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's Mideast policies as he denounced the former president for misguided and wishful thinking that diminished America's role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its main foe: Iran. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) **FILE**

Pompeo slams Iran over satellite launch

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply condemned Iran's firing of a satellite-carrying rocket into space Tuesday, claiming it was carried out in "flagrant" defiance of a United Nations Security Council resolution that calls on Iran to refrain from any activity relating to ballistic missiles. Published January 15, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second left, meets Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, second right, and their delegations, at the ministry of foreign affairs in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Pompeo is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian leaders as he continues a nine-nation Middle East tour aimed at reassuring America's Arab partners that the Trump administration is not walking away from the region. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

Mike Pompeo slams Obama-era Mideast 'retreat,' calls on allies to help isolate Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought in Egypt Thursday to reassure Middle East allies of America's staying power as a "liberating force" in the region, while also calling on them to back President Trump's efforts to isolate Iran and to "shoulder new responsibilities for defeating Islamist extremism." Published January 10, 2019

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un walk from their lunch at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. The most sensational of Kim's trip was the summit in Singapore with Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) **FILE**

South Korean envoy anticipates second U.S.-North Korea summit

South Korea's top diplomat in Washington believes President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold a second summit in 2019 and says progress on denuclearization can come despite a lack of momentum since the two first met in Singapore last June. Published January 9, 2019

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Erdogan said Turkey's preparations for a new military offensive against terror groups in Syria are "to a large extent" complete. Erdogan made the comments just hours after U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with Turkish officials seeking assurances that Turkey won't attack U.S-allied Kurdish militia in Syria. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Trump's Syria withdrawal undermined by Turkey's rebuke

The fate of Kurds whom the U.S. relied upon to battle the Islamic State continued to roil President Trump's hope for a Syria troop pullout Tuesday, with Turkey's leader rejecting outright Washington's demand that it hold back on attacking Kurdish forces after American forces depart. Published January 8, 2019

Kim and Xi talk strategy ahead of potential summit with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Beijing Tuesday for a discussion on ways the two might better coordinate their strategies ahead of a possible second summit between Mr. Kim and President Trump. Published January 8, 2019

National Security Adviser John Bolton, left, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, attend a news conference between President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump administration scrambles to get its Syria story straight

The Trump administration scrambled Monday to straighten out the messaging of its Middle East policy and assure allies of America's staying power amid confusion in the region over the scope and pace of the president's plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria. Published January 7, 2019

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan listens to Iraq's President Barham Salih during a joint news conference in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Erdogan has reaffirmed support for Iraq's reconstruction following the end of the fight against the Islamic State group and said the two countries would deepen cooperation against terror groups.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey claims FBI officials visiting Ankara to discuss Gulen

Turkish media claimed Friday that an American delegation including FBI officials was in the second day of meetings in Ankara to discuss Turkey's outrage over U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of masterminding a failed 2016 coup in the country. Published January 4, 2019

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

World crises, shifting global order test Trump's 'America first' doctrine

President Trump's high-wire nuclear diplomacy with North Korea could collapse or achieve a major breakthrough. The same goes for contentious trade talks with China, Mr. Trump's withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan, an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and the administration's nuclear brinkmanship with Iran. Published December 31, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a photo opportunity with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

Mike Pompeo hopes to find in Brazil a new ally against China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will use a trip to South America next week to forge an alliance against rising Chinese influence in the region with incoming Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a hardline conservative who's made headlines by accusing Beijing of trying to "buy" Brazil. Published December 28, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, meets Philippines Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Mike Pompeo: North Korea talks not 'like instant pudding'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to put a positive face on the struggling denuclearization talks with North Korea Thursday -- even as Pyongyang escalated its aggressive rhetoric with a fresh demand that Washington remove a U.S. nuclear umbrella currently protecting South Korea and Japan. Published December 20, 2018

President Trump's announcement Wednesday about the U.S. pulling out of Syria came just days after Turkey said it was poised to carry out an offensive against Kurdish groups inside Syria, though the U.S. relied on the groups for years to battle the Islamic State. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

U.S. withdrawal from Syria may leave Kurdish allies in a lurch

An abrupt U.S. withdrawal from Syria will have major spillover effects on a number of players in the conflict, including Iran, but the biggest short-term impact is likely to be felt by Syria's Kurdish minority, who have provided critical help in the fight against the Islamic State but rely on American protection for their survival in the war zone. Published December 19, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)

New 'maelstrom' threatens to derail North Korea nuke talks

The Trump administration is struggling to inject new momentum into the denuclearization talks with North Korea, amid signs the U.S.-South Korean alliance is facing new strains over Seoul's unwillingness to pay more for American troops stationed in the South. Published December 18, 2018

In this Dec. 1, 2018, file, photo released by the press office of the G20 Summit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a plenary session on the second day of the G20 Leader's Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (G20 Press Office via AP, File) **FILE**

Saudis slam Senate resolutions on crown prince, Yemen

Saudi Arabia lashed out at Washington Monday, saying the kingdom "rejects any interference in its internal affairs," days after the U.S. Senate blamed the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and demanded an end to U.S. support for the kingdom's military campaign in Yemen. Published December 17, 2018