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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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Articles by Guy Taylor

A demonstrator holds a poster with a photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the writing "festival of democracy with special guests" as a dancing protest against the Group of 20 summit passes by the Rote Flora squat in Hamburg, Germany on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Merkel to take charge of G-20 agenda, press multilateralism message to Trump

When President Trump arrives late Thursday for his inaugural gathering of leaders from the world's 20 largest economies, he will be contending not only with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their fraught first face-to-face meeting, but also with host Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, an experienced leader who has clashed with Mr. Trump and hopes to keep the summit tightly focused on her favored agenda. Published July 5, 2017

The National Council of Resistance of Iran holds a boisterous rally each year in France with current and former U.S., European and Middle Eastern officials speaking out in support of regime change in Tehran. (Associated Press/File_

Trump's sober view of Iranian theocracy lends energy to dissident rally in France

Thousands of supporters of an Iranian dissident group rallied here Saturday for the overthrow of Tehran's theocratic regime at an event that featured speeches by several Trump administration allies -- including Newt Gingrich and Rudolph W. Giuliani -- as well as the former head of Saudi intelligence. Published July 1, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet with President Trump to discuss a controversial U.S. missile defense system and nuclear issues with North Korea. (Associated Press)

Awkward talks ahead as Trump seeks pressure on North Korea from South's dovish president

As President Trump prepares to meet with new South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the first time, the White House said Wednesday that the U.S. has only begun to exert serious pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons program and faulted the Obama administration for not imposing stronger sanctions against Pyongyang. Published June 28, 2017

American student Otto Warmbier gave a video apology in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Feb. 29, 2016. (Associated Press/File)

American student Warmbier dies after North Korea sends him home in a coma

Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who was in a coma last week when North Korea released him after 17 months of detention, died at a Cincinnati hospital Monday, sparking outrage and accusations of "murder" lodged against the communist regime that held him. Published June 19, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller, who this year hired a staff of 16 lawyers with significant experience prosecuting such financial crimes, is focused on unraveling the Trump family's tangled financial and real estate empire in a bid to find any connections to "dark money" investments from Russian oligarchs and organized crime figures, a source said. (Associated Press/File)

Mueller faces 'unique hurdles' if he wants to press obstruction case against Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller could have a tough time making an obstruction of justice case stick against President Trump, according to legal analysts, who said he will have to overcome a number of "unique hurdles" — not the least of which is a decades-old Justice Department ruling that a sitting president can't be charged. Published June 15, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to their vehicle after visiting MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of La. was taken after being shot in Alexandria, Va., during a Congressional baseball practice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump aims to roll back Obama's Cuba policies

President Trump is expected to announce a rollback of his predecessor's detente with Cuba during a visit Friday to Miami, likely to include a reimposition of U.S. travel restrictions to the communist island as well as a limiting of business interactions between American companies and entities controlled by the Cuban military. Published June 14, 2017

A suspected North Korean drone crashed near the border between North and South Korea in Inje. South Korean officials found the unmanned aircraft and it found that it had taken photos of a U.S. missile defense shield. Investigators found hundreds of photos. (Associated Press)

South Korean officials find drone along border with North Korea

A suspected North Korean spy drone flew more than 100 miles into South Korea and snapped photos of the recently deployed U.S. anti-ballistic missile system before circling back and crashing on the southern side of the fortified border that divides the Korean peninsula. Published June 13, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday June 13, 2017, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon's budget. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

Mattis, Tillerson face heat over aid cuts, Russia policy

President Trump's top diplomat and Pentagon chief defended the administration's plan to cut U.S. aid programs, argued for keeping the door open to Russian cooperation and offered a sobering assessment of the Afghan War on Tuesday in a round of Capitol Hill hearings on the White House's 2018 budget proposals for the State and Defense Departments. Published June 13, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tillerson says 'private sector' will compensate for massive State Dept. cuts

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said President Trump's call for a 28 percent reduction in U.S. diplomacy and foreign aid spending in 2018 won't negatively impact America's ability to be the world's leader in helping other nation's pursue democracy and grow economically. Published June 13, 2017

"Clearly the level of spending that the State Department has been undertaking ... is simply not sustainable," said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (right). He is to appear at a Senate hearing Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Tillerson in the hot seat as Senate budget hearing looms

With much of his senior staff still to be named, his department's programs on the chopping block, and his influence with the boss in question, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson could face some uncomfortable moments when he appears Tuesday for a Senate hearing on President Trump's 2018 budget blueprint. Published June 12, 2017

FILE - In this May 2, 2017, file photo, a U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is installed on a golf course in Seongju, South Korea. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP, File)

South Korea's halt on THAAD sparks frustration in Washington

The decision by South Korea's new president to suspend the U.S. military's deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense -- THAAD -- missile defense system to the nation has drawn frustration this week from an influential Republican lawmaker in Washington. Published June 8, 2017

A man hands a child to a security guard from Iran's parliament building after an assault of several attackers in Tehran on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Islamic State claims deadly attacks in Tehran, but Iran points fingers at Saudi Arabia and Trump

Brazen terrorist attacks against Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic republic's founding ayatollah escalated tensions across the Middle East on Wednesday, with Iranian officials quickly blaming rival Saudi Arabia, even though the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the strikes that left 12 dead and more than 40 wounded in Tehran. Published June 7, 2017