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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 [email protected].

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Protesters carry bricks during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Conservatives challenge Trump's muted response on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

U.S. conservative activists are increasingly taking up the cause of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, with some saying President Trump's hard-line trade stance on Beijing is inspiring the protesters, while others are urging the administration to more publicly stand up for the movement amid threats of a crackdown by China's communist government. Published September 15, 2019

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Bolton's firing empowers Pompeo, opens door for Trump diplomacy

ANALYSIS: President Trump's stunning dismissal of John R. Bolton clears the stage for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo -- along with Vice President Mike Pence, one of the few members of Mr. Trump's original national security inner circle still standing -- to wield more influence over a raft of foreign policy challenges confronting the White House. Published September 10, 2019

The floor of the main lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

CIA fears CNN spy report will endanger future missions

U.S. intelligence officials past and present offered harsh criticism Tuesday of a CNN report on the handling of a high-level U.S. informant in the upper reaches of Russian President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin, warning that even discussing sensitive details of the case put U.S. security and future intelligence operations at risk. Published September 10, 2019

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as National Security Adviser John Bolton, right, watches. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

John Bolton's sudden ouster creates shock waves, confusion

President Trump on Tuesday jettisoned John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser in three years, after multiple clashes over policy and tactics even as the White House grapples foreign policy challenges with Venezuelan and North Korean strongmen, Iran's nuclear defiance and fears of renewed violence in the endless Afghanistan War. Published September 10, 2019

John "Sully" Sullivan, an American diplomat, died Sept. 2, 2019, after collapsing while visiting family in Worcester. The cause was unclear. He had overcome cancer years ago. He was 37 years old.

Loss of an America patriot mourned far beyond small New England home

Top officials from three U.S. presidential administrations -- Democratic and Republican -- were among the hundreds who crammed into a modest funeral home in this working-class city over the weekend to mourn the loss of John L. Sullivan, an American diplomat who everyone agreed died too young. Published September 8, 2019

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Elis Barreto Ortiz, 34, from Morovis, Puerto Rico, past Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Ortiz was killed in action Sept. 5, when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ortiz was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pompeo recalls Afghan peace envoy after Trump cancels Camp David Taliban meeting

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration has recalled its envoy to peace talks with the Taliban, dealing a potential death blow to negotiations that hit a low point in recent days following a suicide bombing by the militant group that killed an American soldier near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. Published September 8, 2019

Indian paramilitary soldiers keep guard outside the main telephone exchange building in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. The Indian government stripped the Indian-administered portion of Kashmir of its limited autonomy on Aug. 5. Authorities imposed a sweeping military curfew that's still in place, and cut off residents from all communication and the internet. Mobile phone services have yet to be restored. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

'False rumors': Indian ambassador blasts Pakistan's 'disinformation' on Kashmir moves

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Pakistani charges that India has conducted a militarized takeover of Kashmir and jailed thousands of political prisoners are "completely wrong" and designed to undermine New Delhi's attempts to bring economic prosperity to the disputed territory, India's top diplomat in Washington said Thursday. Published September 5, 2019

In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, photo, workers walk in the Nihran Bin Omar field north near Basra, Iraq. An Iraqi oil official says employees of energy giant Exxon Mobil have started evacuating an oil field in the southern province of Basra, amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. The first group left two days ago and another batch left early Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) **FILE**

U.S. to pay up to $15M for info on oil smuggling by Iranian military

The Trump administration announced Wednesday the U.S. government will pay up to $15 million in reward money to anyone offering information leading to the disruption of "financial operations" of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its elite Quds Force. Published September 4, 2019

This image taken from the Twitter account of President Donald J. Trump, @realDonaldTrump, shows an undated photo of the aftermath of an explosion at Iran's Imam Khomeini Space Center in the country's Semnan province. The explosion Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, left the smoldering remains of a rocket on a launch pad at the center, which was to conduct a U.S.-criticized satellite launch. In his tweet Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, Trump wrote: "The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran. I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One." (Donald J. Trump Twitter account via AP)

Allies reach out to Iran as U.S. levels new round of sanctions

The Trump administration leveled sanctions against Iran's space agency for the first time Tuesday, elevating its pressure campaign against the Islamic republic at a moment when other powers were offering Tehran a possible lifeline to evade U.S. restrictions on Iranian oil exports. Published September 3, 2019

South Korean protesters with images of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shout slogans during a rally to mark the South Korean Liberation Day from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday offered an olive branch to Japan to end a tense trade dispute, saying Seoul will "gladly join hands" if Tokyo to accepts calls to resolve it through dialogue. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Crumbling alliances threaten Trump's North Korea nuclear diplomacy

South Korea's cancellation of a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan has triggered a growing diplomatic spat with Washington that analysts say weakens President Trump's North Korea policy and throws into question the three-way alliance underpinning American security architecture across Asia. Published September 2, 2019

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran-made Bavar-373 air-defense missile system is seen after being unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Iran says the Bavar-373 is a long-range surface-to-air missile system able to recognize up to 100 targets at a same time and confront them with six different weapons. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran rolls out homemade missile defense system

Iran rolled out what officials there described as long-range, surface-to-air missile defense system Thursday -- a homegrown platform the Islamic Republic claims to have built since international sanctions blocked it from purchasing a similar system from Russia. Published August 22, 2019