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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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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens to a question during a press conference after chairing the 8th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. China's President Xi Jinping has pledged more than $23 billion in lines of credit, loans and humanitarian assistance to Arab countries Tuesday in a major push for influence in the region from which China sources much of its energy needs. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China rejects accusations of predatory operations in Africa

China is pushing back at U.S. allegations that Beijing is a predatory lender bent on saddling Africa with debt to gain political influence over the continent and drain it of natural resources and precious metals. Published July 12, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride a classic convertible car on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25. That's according to an unclassified notice sent to congressional officials by the State Department. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

Source of 'sonic attack' at Havana embassy still unknown: State Department

Nearly two years have gone by since American diplomats were sickened by mysterious sensations from sound and pressure at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, but according to the top State Department official for Latin America, investigators still haven't figured out what caused the incident or who was behind it. Published July 11, 2018

FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Syrian government supporters wave Syrian, Iranian and Russian flags as they chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria. Russia's deployment near the Syria-Lebanon border this week and its withdrawal a day later after protests from the militant Hezbollah group reveals some of the uneasy relations between allies of President Bashar Assad who joined the country's civil war to back him. The move comes amid calls by Russia for foreign countries to withdraw troops from Syria while Tehran says it presence will remain as long as there are threats from terrorists. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

U.S. falling short in countering Iran's aims on Syria: Report

The Trump administration has dramatically hardened its policy toward Iran, but has yet to articulate or implement a policy to counter Tehran's proxy activity in Syria -- effectively leaving Israel to take on Hezbollah and other Iranian military assets in the war-torn nation, according to a new analytical report. Published July 11, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scrambling to keep a North Korea deal alive with a third visit to Pyongyang and a meeting with Asian allies over the weekend. (Associated Press/File)

Asians question U.S. staying power with China's rise, Trump's strategy shifts

With Secretary of State Mike Pompeo scrambling to keep a North Korea deal alive with a third visit to Pyongyang over the weekend, U.S. foreign policy appears as focused as ever on the Pacific. Still, a nagging anxiety is coursing through the region that Washington lacks a coherent long-term strategy for countering what many in Asia fear is an era of increasing Chinese economic dominance and military expansionism. Published July 8, 2018

Pompeo pressured to iron out North Korea deal details

President Trump's denuclearization deal with Kim Jong-un, struck just three weeks ago, will face its first major test Friday, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Pyongyang to meet with the North Korean leader to nail down details and a timeline for Pyongyang to dismantle and abandon its nuclear programs. Published July 5, 2018

In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, a villager walks across a restored section of the Great Wall in Suizhong County in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. (Chinatopix via AP) ** FILE **

U.S. and China battle it out through travel warnings

Washington and Beijing are making global headlines with threats over the prospect of a trade war, but they're also hurling indirect criticisms at each other on a more subtle front: Official travel warnings cautioning their respective citizens about the dangers associated with traveling from China to the U.S. -- or vice-versa. Published July 3, 2018

FILE- In this May 21, 2018, file photo container ships are unloaded at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Barring a last-minute breakthrough, the Trump administration on Friday, July 6, will start imposing tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. And China will promptly strike back with tariffs on an equal amount of U.S. exports. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

China says it's 'fully prepared' for trade war with U.S.

China won't hesitate to retaliate against U.S. tariffs and escalate a trade war with Washington if tensions over economic negotiations with the Trump administration continue to rise, the foreign ministry in Beijing said Tuesday. Published July 3, 2018

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a keynote address at the opening dinner of the 17th IISS Shangri-la Dialogue, an annual defense and security forum in Asia, held in Singapore, Friday, June 1, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim) ** FILE **

Journalists in Asia watch in fear as Trump battles 'fake news'

A top U.S. State Department official here defended President Trump's oft-stated characterization of certain American media outlets as "fake news" on Monday, despite objections from regional journalists who say Mr. Trump's contentious posturing has emboldened Asian governments to crack down on free press in their own countries. Published June 25, 2018

In this Wednesday, June 6, 2018, file photo, Israel's Prime Minister's wife Sara Netanyahu arrives for the meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire at Bercy Economy Ministry, in Paris, France. Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister's wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Netanyahu's wife indicted on fraud charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife was charged Thursday with fraud and accused of spending public funds on some $96,000 worth of catered meals from celebrity chefs. Published June 21, 2018

In this June 19, 2018, photo provided on June 20, 2018, by the North Korean government, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, inspect the honor guard at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. 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)

Trump's China tariffs threaten North Korea denuclearization push

China expressed its strongest support so far Tuesday for the denuclearization deal between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, although concerns are mounting that Mr. Trump's aggressive tariffs on Chinese goods could lead Beijing to be less cooperative in the U.S.-led push to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons arsenal. Published June 19, 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, top center, watches the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on TV screen before the start of a weekly Cabinet meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)

'Where's the beef?' South Korea says it's coming 'soon' on deal with Kim Jong-un

A top South Korean diplomat pushed back Monday against critics of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, asserting that the top-down approach is unprecedented and those asking "where's the beef" should realize that the joint statement in Singapore is just "the bone on which flesh should be added." Published June 18, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, walks with U.S. General Vincent K. Brooks, left, commander of United States Forces Korea, upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  South Korea's presidential office said Pompeo will meet President Moon Jae-in Thursday morning to discuss the meeting, which made history as the first between sitting leaders of the U.S. and North Korea. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)

Mike Pompeo sees 'major' progress on North Korean nukes in Trump's first term

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered the first snapshot of a timeline for North Korean denuclearization Wednesday, telling reporters on a trip to Seoul that he is "hopeful" Pyongyang will show clear evidence of a "major disarmament" before President Trump's term in office ends in January 2021. Published June 13, 2018

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump under heavy pressure to build on gains from summit

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Singapore summit of President Trump and Kim Jong-un projected potent images of peace and diplomacy between two leaders who traded nuclear war threats just a year ago, but the output generated a large wave of initial skepticism that the U.S. side got any tangible or permanent concession from the North Korean dictator on Tuesday. Published June 12, 2018

Nukes part of N. Korea's 'national identity,' former CIA official warns

A former high-level CIA official focused on North Korea offered a dim assessment Friday of the likelihood Kim Jong-un is serious about abandoning his nuclear program -- asserting that Washington must remain sober in its analysis of the North Korean leader's motives as President Trump heads into a major summit with him next week. Published June 8, 2018