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Guy Taylor

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

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A protester stands in protest to denounce the U.S. policies on North Korea near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. North Korea on Monday accused the United States of keeping up its "hostile policy" and demanded the Biden administration permanently end joint military exercises with South Korea even as it continued its recent streak of weapons tests apparently aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy. The sign reads "Suspension of war practice against North Korea and withdrawal of the U.S. troops." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) ** FILE **

Biden leaves key ambassador posts empty in Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, South Korea

President Biden has failed to nominate anyone for several strategic ambassadorships a full year into his term in office, with some glaring embassy vacancies leaving key U.S. allies without a strong American voice and increasingly vulnerable to Chinese and Russian influence. Published January 20, 2022

A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Russia has concentrated an estimated 100,000 troops with tanks and other heavy weapons near Ukraine in what the West fears could be a prelude to an invasion. (AP Photo)

Biden administration scrambles as Kremlin escalates again on Ukraine

The Biden administration's scramble to prevent a Russian military invasion of Ukraine will shift into high gear Wednesday, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken visiting Kyiv to show support for the Ukrainian government before holding a high-stakes summit with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later in the week. Published January 18, 2022

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, center, and Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, fourth right, arrive for the NATO-Russia Council at NATO headquarters, in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

Fears of Ukraine invasion rise as Russia talks fail to reach breakthrough

Fears rose Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is intent on invading Ukraine, as talks between American, NATO and Russian officials failed to produce a commitment from Moscow to draw down its major troop buildup along the border with the developing, U.S.-aligned democracy. Published January 12, 2022

This photo provided by the North Korean government, shows what it says a test launch of a hypersonic missile in North Korea on Jan. 5, 2022. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. 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, File)

North Korea’s second missile launch of new year feeds hypersonic fears

North Korea conducted its second ballistic missile launch of the new year on Tuesday, testing a suspected "hypersonic" missile that sparked concerns in Washington that that regime in Pyongyang is increasing the pace of its provocations in hopes of pressuring the Biden administration into making concessions. Published January 11, 2022

In this file photo, former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  **FILE**

Pence calls on Washington to confront Chinese aggression on world stage

Former Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. and its allies must do more to confront Beijing's growing authoritarianism on the international stage, warning that "appeasement has never worked a single time in human history, and it will not work now." Published January 10, 2022

Riot police gather to block demonstrators during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Demonstrators denouncing the doubling of prices for liquefied gas have clashed with police in Kazakhstan's largest city and held protests in about a dozen other cities in the country. (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov)

Russian forces now effectively occupying Kazakhstan, opposition figure claims

A top Kazakh opposition figure claims Russian forces have effectively launched an "occupation" of Kazakhstan, with Russian President Vladimir Putin pushing toward the goal of enveloping the Central Asian nation into a Moscow-controlled order akin to the former Soviet Union. Published January 7, 2022

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) **FILE**

As Putin rages, some outsiders move closer to NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin's tough talk and threatening military buildup on Ukraine's border could backfire and result in the one thing he says he doesn't want: an expansion of NATO to more countries on Russia's doorstep. Published January 3, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks from the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, for the opening of the Democracy Summit.The two-day virtual summit is billed as an opportunity for leaders and civil society experts from some 110 countries to collaborate on fighting corruption and promoting respect for human rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden calls fight for democracy the world’s defining challenge

President Biden called upon more than 100 world leaders gathered for the opening of his "Summit for Democracy" on Thursday to stand together in battling what he described as a "backward slide of rights and democracy" in the face of rising authoritarianism around the world. Published December 9, 2021

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the "Villa la Grange," in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File Pool)

Tensions soar as Putin, Biden hold high-stakes virtual summit

Ukraine's president said Monday that his country's military is ready to "derail" any invasion by Russian forces -- a stark warning ahead of President Biden's high-stakes virtual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday morning amid soaring tensions and military buildups on both sides of the old Cold War divide in Europe. Published December 6, 2021

President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. Biden is set to kick of more urgent campaign for Americans to get COVID-19 booster shots on Dec. 2, as he unveils a his winter plans to combat the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Host’s headache: Invite list for Biden’s democracy summit proves divisive

The goal behind President Biden's upcoming "Summit for Democracy" was to feature U.S. leadership and unify like-minded democracies around the world, including many the administration hopes will work together to counter communist China's rise as a rival, autocratic global power. Published December 2, 2021

The Arak heavy water nuclear facilities, near the central city of Arak, 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Jan. 15, 2011. On Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, negotiators are gathering in Vienna to resume efforts to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with hopes of quick progress muted after the arrival of a hard-line new government in Tehran led to a more than five-month hiatus. (AP Photo/ISNA, Hamid Foroutan, File)

Iranian demands raise fresh doubts as nuke talks resume

Iran refused to meet face-to-face with American diplomats as talks over the Islamic republic's suspect nuclear programs resumed Monday in Vienna following a five-month hiatus -- a period in which a hardline new government has come to power. Published November 29, 2021

Spectators wave Chinese flags as military vehicles carrying DF-41 ballistic missiles roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Oct. 1, 2019. China’s military buildup has triggered unease across Asia and was the driving factor behind the recent formation of a three-way U.S., Britain and Australia security pact focused on the region, according to President Biden’s top national security adviser for the Indo-Pacific. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) ** FILE **

White House official: China engaged in ‘dramatic’ military buildup

China's "dramatic" military buildup has triggered unease across Asia and was the driving factor behind the recent formation of a three-way U.S., Britain and Australia security pact focused on the region, said President Biden's top national security advisor for the Indo-Pacific. Published November 19, 2021