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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 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 reporting from Mexico.

Prior to joining The Times in 2011, Mr. Taylor 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 features for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor holds an M.S. in Global Security Studies from Angelo State University and a B.A. from Clark University. He 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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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

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton take part in a news conference Feb. 17, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. (Associated Press)

U.S., EU optimistic for Iran nuke talks

U.S. and European leaders expressed optimism Friday that direct talks with Iran about its nuclear program could restart in the near future. Published February 17, 2012

Xi Jinping

Iowa homecoming awaits Chinese leader

The last time China's next president visited the United States, he bunked in the spare bedroom of a small-town Iowa home, replete with football wallpaper, a window's view of an old iron basketball hoop and "Star Wars" figurines on the dresser. Published February 13, 2012

U.S. not ready to back U.N. peace force

U.S. and Turkish officials condemned the mounting bloodshed in Syria on Monday but declined to endorse calls by the Arab League for the creation of a U.N. peacekeeping force to quell the violence. Published February 13, 2012

Indian police forensics experts collect evidence on Feb. 13, 2012, after an explosion tore through a car belonging to the Israel Embassy in New Delhi. Assailants targeted Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia in near-simultaneous strikes Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed on archenemy Iran, and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah. (Associated Press)

Clinton condemns attacks on Israeli embassies

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday condemned in "the strongest possible terms, the bombing of an Israeli diplomatic vehicle in India and the attempted attack on Israeli Embassy personnel in Georgia." Published February 13, 2012