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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.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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Damaged Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019.  A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

ISIS undercuts Trump's push for Afghan peace deal, troop withdrawal

An Islamic State suicide bombing that killed 63 people in Kabul has underscored Afghanistan's violent state even as the Trump administration nears a peace deal with the nation's other major militant group, the Taliban, that could take thousands of U.S. troops out of the country. Published August 19, 2019

IAEA blasted for lax oversight of Iran nuclear deal

The United Nations watchdog agency charged with examining Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal has failed to fulfill its mission and has operated in an opaque and politicized manner, according to a new report by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Published August 19, 2019

A relative wails near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

ISIS suicide bombing raises questions over fate of U.S.-Taliban talks

Islamic State terrorists claimed responsibility Sunday for a suicide bombing that killed 63 people at a wedding in Kabul and underscored the threat of ongoing violence in Afghanistan even if the Trump administration reaches a peace deal with the nation's other major militant group, the Taliban. Published August 18, 2019

Protesters shine laser pointers on the Government Headquarters complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, where mass pro-democracy demonstrations have become a regular weekend activity over the summer. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

U.S., China watch as massive Hong Kong protests rage on

Massive pro-democracy protests continued Sunday in Hong Kong, with more than 100,000 filling a central park and major avenues in the Chinese-ruled territory for an 11th consecutive weekend. Published August 18, 2019

People watch a TV news program reporting about North Korea's firing projectiles with a file image at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019. South Korea's military said Friday North Korea fired more projectiles into the sea to extend a recent streak of weapons tests believed to be aimed at pressuring Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear diplomacy. The letters read on the top "North Korea, fired two unidentified projectiles." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

N. Korean missile tests fly in the face of Bolton warnings

North Korea launched more projectiles into the sea Friday, just days after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton warned that Pyongyang's recent wave of short-range missile tests have violated long-standing U.N. Security Council resolutions banning such tests. Published August 16, 2019

Pakistani Kashmiris burn effigies of Indian leaders at a protest in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, capital of Pakistani Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/M.D. Mughal) ** FILE **

U.S. watches warily as Pakistan warns of Indian-led genocide in Kashmir

Tensions over India's imposition of a curfew and communications blackout in Kashmir escalated Thursday, with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warning that Indian forces could be on the verge of carrying out a major "ethnic cleansing" against Muslims in the disputed territory. Published August 15, 2019

In this July 25, 2019, file photo provided on Friday, July 26, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a missile test in North Korea. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

North Korea slams U.S.-South Korea military drills

North Korea is intensifying its criticism of South Korea as joint U.S.-South Korea military drills enter their second week, with Pyongyang accusing the South of acting like a "shy dog barking more wildly." Published August 12, 2019

Libyan militia leader Gen. Khalifa Haftar, whom President Trump has publicly supported, has become mired in a months-old push to capture power in Libya. (Associated Press/File)

Cease-fire statement muddles Trump's policy of backing rebel leader in Libya

Libya is spiraling toward its third civil war in less than a decade, creating a foreign policy crisis for the Trump administration in a strategic oil-rich corner of North Africa amid rising fears that jihadi terrorist groups are once again exploiting the power vacuum opened by renewed violence in recent months. Published July 26, 2019

In this April 12, 2018, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks after reviewing the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy fleet in the South China Sea. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP, File)

Chinese defense blueprint targets U.S. 'unilateral policies'

China's Defense Ministry lashed out anew Wednesday over Washington's deployment two years ago of a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea, asserting in a major new strategy white paper that the move "severely undermined the regional strategic balance" in Northeast Asia. Published July 24, 2019

In this April 12, 2018, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks after reviewing the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy fleet in the South China Sea. (Li Gang/Xinhua via AP, File)

China says U.S. has 'undermined global strategic stability'

China lashed out anew Wednesday over Washington's deployment two years ago of a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea, asserting in a rare defense white paper that the move "severely undermined the regional strategic balance" in northeast Asia. Published July 24, 2019

In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, attends the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit, in Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

U.S., Bahrain tout maritime summit focused on Iranian threat

The tiny Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain has agreed to host an international summit this fall on regional maritime and aviation threats posed by Iran, whose military forces the U.S. blame for a wave of recent attacks on commercial oil tankers and the downing of an American surveillance drone. Published July 17, 2019

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European nations scramble to preserve Iran nuclear deal

The European Union called on Iran to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal Monday, scrambling to salvage the accord 13 months after President Trump withdrew and leveled new U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Published July 15, 2019