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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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Lebanese Shiite supporters of Hezbollah cry as listen to the story of Imam Hussein, during activities marking the holy day of Ashoura, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. Ashoura is the annual Shiite Muslim commemoration marking the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

U.S. officials ramp up rhetoric against Iran-backed Hezbollah

U.S. officials elevated their public condemnation of Hezbollah on Tuesday, adding two of the Iran-backed terror group's top operatives to a special State Department most-wanted list and asserting that all of the group's factions -- even those holding political office in Lebanon -- are part of the same terrorist operation. Published October 10, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said over the weekend that no single move by Mr. Trump could cause a total unraveling of the deal that Iran reached with the former Obama administration, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia. (Associated Press).

Iran's hard-liners hit back as Trump weighs nuclear deal fate

As Iranian leaders weigh how to respond to President Trump's expected move to decertify the 2015 nuclear deal, hardliners in Tehran are seizing the moment of uncertainty to target Washington with a new dose of harsh rhetoric. Published October 9, 2017

Qatar, which hosts Washington's most strategic military base in the Persian Gulf and sits atop some of the word's largest proven natural gas reserves, is the target of an economic and diplomatic blockade from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. (Associated Press/File)

U.S. interests at risk in Arab allies' bitter feud

While the Trump administration attempts to cool tempers in the nasty row dividing some of America's closest allies in the Middle East, officials in the United Arab Emirates say the crisis is likely only to escalate. Published October 4, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman has made global headlines by calling for aggressive reforms in Saudi Arabia to diversify the economy and promote more cultural openness in the nation's notoriously conservative society. (Associated Press/File)

Crown prince's quick rise seen in purge of Saudi clerics

The arrests in Saudi Arabia last week of more than two dozen perceived opponents of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has prompted speculation that Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud Salman may be moving more quickly than regional analysts had predicted toward elevating his ambitious, favored son to the throne in Riyadh. Published September 18, 2017

FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, King Salman, left, speaks with his son, now Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The arrests of apparent Islamist sympathizers and critics of the crown prince have thrown an already anxious kingdom into deep unease, raising questions about the country's steadiness as speculation mounts that the crown prince, also known as MBS, could soon replace his father as king. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Arrests spark talk of Saudi leadership shake-up

The arrest in Saudi Arabia this week of more than two dozen opponents of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has prompted speculation that King Salman bin Abdulaziz is accelerating the drive to put his favored son on the throne in Riyadh. Published September 15, 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's probe focusing on potential money laundering ties to Russian oligarchs

Special counsel Robert Mueller is obsessed with President Trump's network of business interests for suspected money laundering as a critical focus of his investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election last year, according to sources from the intelligence community close to the former FBI director. Published September 10, 2017

"We need to establish a relationship of respect, expressing desires for cooperation and setting aside propaganda," said Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican presidential front-runner who casts himself as the ultimate political outsider. (Associated Press/File)

Lopez Obrador calls out Trump during speech in Washington

The man who could be Mexico's next president came to Washington on Tuesday and sharply criticized President Trump's push to build a wall along the border Tuesday, arguing the problem of illegal drugs flowing north from Mexico is fueled by U.S. consumption and won't solved by more security measures. Published September 5, 2017

As the U.S. coalition continues its campaign against the Islamic State in Raqqa, many are resigned to the reality that Syrian President Bashar Assad will hold on to power. (Associated Press)

Assad gains confidence for victory in Syria's 6-year-old civil war

Syrian President Bashar Assad is sounding increasingly confident that he will emerge as the victor of his nation's 6-year-old civil war — an assessment that key American allies in the region and a top former U.S. diplomat appear to have accepted. Published August 31, 2017

The North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile on Tuesday as leader Kim Jong-un called for more ballistic missile tests targeting the Pacific Ocean. (Associated Press)

North Korea responds to Trump's bravado with missile test over Japan

President Trump has brought a new toughness to U.S. rhetoric toward North Korea, but the Kim Jong-un regime in Pyongyang showed anew this week that it still has the power to decide when and where to escalate the crisis in the region over its nuclear programs and missile tests. Published August 29, 2017