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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 community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He's also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America's Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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Iraqi forces are advancing against Islamic State militants in Mosul as representatives from 68 countries fighting the terrorist group converge on Washington for a two-day summit to discuss the road ahead. (Associated Press)

Multinational summit to test Trump's approach to Islamic State fight

The Trump administration will make its debut at large-scale multinational diplomacy Wednesday as representatives from 68 countries in the anti-Islamic State coalition converge on Washington for a two-day summit to discuss strategy and the road ahead. Published March 21, 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, waves to supporters as he leaves after a campaign gathering in Metz, eastern France, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was in France Sunday to whip up support for controversial constitutional reforms to expand the powers of the Turkish presidency. (AP Photo/Elyxandro Cegarra)

Kurdish activists blocked from Turkish minister's D.C. briefing

Acrimony between the Turkey's government and Kurdish activists was on full display at the National Press Club Tuesday, when the organization hosting an event with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu prevented two individuals from attending the event. Published March 21, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sees the United States "more engaged" in the fight against the Islamic State under President Trump. (Associated Press)

Iraq's prime minister sees U.S. 'more engaged' in terror fight

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the United States and other allies to "stay focused" in the fight against Islamic State Monday, saying he sees a new willingness in the Trump administration to take a more direct role in the fight not just to contain but to defeat the terror group. Published March 20, 2017

Spokesman of Saudi-led coalition Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Saudi general says Trump admin vows support against Iran

A top military general from Saudi Arabia says Riyadh has secured a commitment from the Trump administration to significantly increase U.S. intelligence sharing and defense cooperation against Iran-backed proxy militias and other Iranian meddling across the the Middle East. Published March 17, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, as the first stop of his tour to Asia, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

State Secretary Tillerson takes only one reporter to Asia

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sent frustration coursing anew through the diplomatic press corps this week by handpicking a single digital news reporter to travel with him to Asia after refusing to allow anyone from major news outlets that regularly cover the State Department a seat on his airplane. Published March 15, 2017

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui (left) met with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Monday and has meetings scheduled with other top officials this week. (Associated Press)

Tunisian diplomat seeks outreach with Trump administration

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Tunisia's top diplomat says the Trump administration should "reach out more" to the tiny North African nation for collaboration against the evolving threat posed by the Islamic State -- and to bolster the fragile island of democracy Tunisians are struggling to uphold in the Arab world. Published March 13, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the longest-serving democratically elected leader in western Europe, will meet this week with President Trump, who officials say is interested in listening to her ideas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Trump looks to ease tensions with Germany's Merkel

The White House will attempt to put a positive spin on U.S.-German relations this week when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Washington for her first personal encounter with President Trump, after months of disagreements over trade, immigration and Mr. Trump's criticism of the news media. Published March 12, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will host representatives of the 68 nations in the anti-Islamic State coalition in the Trump administration's first try at multinational diplomacy. The effort may be complicated due to the absence of Russia and Iran from the effort. (Associated Press)

Tillerson to host Trump's antiterror alliance summit

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson will attempt to infuse new energy into the vast international coalition battling the Islamic State later this month by hosting senior officials from the 68 countries in the Trump administration's first major stab at multinational diplomacy. Published March 9, 2017

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a U.N. report as he speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London on Feb. 5, 2016. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

U.S. spies fear WikiLeaks carried out biggest intelligence breach since Snowden

U.S. intelligence officials scrambled Tuesday to assess the damage wrought by WikiLeaks' publication documents purporting to expose a vast and clandestine CIA cyberoperation capable of hacking into and turning smartphones, laptops and internet-connected televisions into listening devices and spy cameras. Published March 7, 2017

Japanese television showed news of North Korea's firing of four banned ballistic missiles, three of which that landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone. (Associated Press)

With Trump at disadvantage, North Korea triggers new crisis with missile tests

Just when Donald Trump didn't need it, North Korea presented him with a new crisis Monday by testing four ballistic missiles -- one of which crashed into waters less than 200 miles from Japanese shores -- prompting harsh warnings from around the globe and a cautious response from the White House. Published March 6, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

State Dept. postpones press briefings again, while Rex Tillerson takes no questions

The State Department postponed a highly anticipated news briefing Monday, telling reporters it would not be held because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other administration officials were appearing before media at the roll out of President Trump's revised executive order temporarily banning visitors from six Mideast and African countries. Published March 6, 2017

A visitor walks by the TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017.  North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in Japan's exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal.  The letters on the top read " North Korea, Fire missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Tokyo says North Korea missile tests show 'new level of threat'

North Korea's test launch of four ballistic missiles Monday -- three of which crashed into the Sea of Japan -- prompted a swift and harsh reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who said the development showed that Pyongyang now represents a "a new level of threat" to Tokyo and the world. Published March 6, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a joint statement to the press with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City on Feb. 23, 2017. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Tillerson faces heat as State Dept. issues annual human rights report

A major review published by the State Department on Friday cited serious "human rights problems" in North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, the Philippines, Turkey and a host of other nations -- including many with close economic and military ties to Washington. Published March 3, 2017

The Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan was attacked by a suicide bomber last year. Ethnic Uighur militants from western China have started joining global Islamic extremists. (Associated Press)

ISIS propaganda video hints at terrorism in China

An Islamic State propaganda video circulated this week shows ethnic Uighur fighters training in Iraq and vowing to carry out horrific attacks in their Chinese homeland — the latest sign that the terrorist group hopes to expand operations into East Asia as it loses territory in the Middle East and North Africa. Published March 2, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stands with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano, at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Tillerson holds Iran deal talks with IAEA chief

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held private talks with head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency Thursday in the first direct meeting between the outfit monitoring the Iranian nuclear accord and a senior official from the Trump administration, which has been sharply critical of the 2015 deal. Published March 2, 2017

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (left), an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (right), said a Berlin military boost could raise fears of German "military supremacy" in Europe at the same time President Trump says NATO members must pay their share. (Associated Press)

Despite Trump claims, NATO defense dollars not exactly 'pouring in' yet

President Trump may have pleased European allies with a full-throated defense of NATO in his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, but he also raised eyebrows by claiming his own criticism of the alliance has paid off because money is now "pouring in" from member nations to increase their own military budgets. Published March 1, 2017