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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.

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A worker at the Manoir Aerospace plant in Chihuahua City, Mexico, is seen through a part similar to the machined tube he's finishing for a Boeing 777's braking system. Mexico's aerospace industry has taken off. (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

Chihuahua City is big dog in Mexico aerospace

When a jumbo jetliner touches down almost anywhere in the world, the last thing on the pilot's mind is that the plane's brakes likely were made in the capital of one of the most crime-riddled states in Mexico. Published May 14, 2012

NAFTA key to economic, social growth in Mexico

The North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect in 1994, has been the key driver of Mexico's economic and social transformation of the past 20 years, analysts say. Published May 14, 2012

"Everything's been all right so far, but going forward, I'm afraid. Sometimes criminal guys hop on the train, and they'll rob you or kill you. ... Yeah, I'm scared." -Victor Caseres, 26, who had traveled 750 miles by hopping freight trains  to arrive at the shelter (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

Central Americans determined to trek north to U.S.

Migrants in search of jobs in the U.S. face a gantlet of life-or-death risks in their treks across Mexico from its southern border: Many fall prey to extortion, kidnapping, rape and killing by crooked police and criminal gangs. Published April 29, 2012

Sebastian Ponce, 35, from La Ceiba, Honduras, has stopped at the migrant shelter run by the Catholic Church in Tultitlan, Mexico while on his journey to get back into the United States. "In Honduras, there's no work," he says. (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

Deported illegals persist in quest to reclaim lives in U.S. shadows

The vast majority of undocumented Central Americans passing through Mexico are young first-timers, fleeing violence, unemployment and impoverished conditions in their home countries. But stories of seeking to reclaim a life in the shadows of U.S. law are not uncommon. Published April 24, 2012

Enrique Pena Nieto (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

Charismatic front-runner in Mexican presidential race vows shift on drugs, trade

The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race has attracted throngs of supporters among elite and ordinary citizens alike with his calls to boost his country's trade relationships with Canada and the U.S. — a refocusing effort his staffers call "NAFTA 2.0" — and to tamp down the drug violence that has muddied Mexico's reputation. Published April 17, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican (Associated Press)

Ex-military leaders promote nonmilitary foreign policy budget

More than 80 retired military officials on Tuesday urged Congress not to cut the nonmilitary foreign policy budget, saying it is of "the utmost importance" that "civilian programs have the resources needed to maintain the hard-fought gains of our military." Published March 27, 2012

An Egyptian protester waves the national flag March 23, 2012, as others attend the Friday noon prayer in Cairo's Tahrir Square. (Associated Press)

U.S. plays down Islamist role in drafting Egypt charter

The State Department downplayed concerns Monday that Islamists are dominating the drafting of Egypt's new constitution, despite criticism and outrage voiced by secular and Christian politicians in Cairo. Published March 26, 2012

Mexican army soldiers take away Jose Guadalupe Serna Padilla (center), aka “El Zopilote,” or "the Vulture," and his alleged accomplice Oscar Pozos Jimenez (left) during a presentation to the press in Zapopan, on the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday, March 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bruno Gonzalez)

Mexican survey finds support for drug war

Only 26 percent of Mexicans believe their government is winning its war against drug cartels, but most approve of the crackdown on the narcotics trade, according to a new survey by independent researchers in Mexico. Published March 21, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

U.S. rewards cutting of Iran oil imports

The United States is exempting Japan and 10 European nations from U.S. sanctions on Iran because they have acted quickly to reduce oil imports from the Islamic regime, the State Department said Tuesday. Published March 20, 2012

**FILE** Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell (Associated Press)

Top Democrat’s speeches for terrorist group probed

The Treasury Department's counterterrorism arm is investigating speaking fees paid to a longtime Democratic Party leader who is among the most vocal advocates for Iranian dissidents designated as a terrorist group by the State Department. Published March 9, 2012

House bill directs State to monitor Iran closely

The House will consider bipartisan legislation that aims to push the State Department to adopt a more vigilant posture toward Iran's activities in Latin America. Published March 7, 2012

Piles of debris are all that remain, right, at the site of the St. Louis Catholic church, which collapsed a day earlier following explosions at an adjacent munitions depot, in Brazzaville, Congo Monday, March 5, 2012. Unknown numbers of victims are believed to be trapped under the rubble as rescues wait for the area to be safe to enter. (AP Photo/Elie Mbena)

State Department declares disaster in Congo after explosions

The State Department on Monday was processing a disaster declaration for the Republic of Congo to allow U.S. emergency aid for the Central African nation, where more than 200 people were killed when a weapons depot exploded Sunday. Published March 5, 2012

State Department issues warning against travel to Nigeria

The State Department updated its travel warning for Nigeria this week, restricting travel by U.S. government personnel to northern parts of the West African nation and asserting the risk of "attacks against Western targets in Nigeria remains high." Published March 1, 2012

North Korea's spent nuclear fuel rods, kept in a cooling pond, are seen at the nuclear facilities in Yongbyon. (Yonhap News Agency via Associated Press/File)

North Korea nuke concessions raise doubt

North Korea's agreement to suspend nuclear tests and uranium enrichment in exchange for food aid provides little insight into whether new leader Kim Jong-un is seeking to soften the totalitarian nation's posture toward the rest of the world. Published February 29, 2012

Anti-government protesters carry a banner reading "The Senegalese revolution said to liberate the people," as they are blocked by police from reaching Independence Square in central Dakar, Senegal, on Feb. 21, 2012. (Associated Press)

U.S. urges calm ahead of Senegal election

U.S. officials called for calm Wednesday ahead of this weekend's election in Senegal, where opposition leaders are vowing to render the West African nation ungovernable if its 85-year-old incumbent president seeks a third term. Published February 22, 2012