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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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Chibok school girls recently freed from Boko Haram captivity are seen in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday, May 7, 2017. (AP Photo/ Olamikan Gbemiga) ** FILE **

Nigerian Christians plead for U.S. help in face of religiously driven violence

The horror that enveloped Rebecca Sharibu's world in early 2018 when her 14-year-old daughter, Leah, was kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria felt like it might suddenly end when news broke, after just a few weeks of back-channel efforts, that the more than 100 girls taken in the raid were being released. Published July 7, 2019

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump-Erdogan meeting fails to clear air on planned missile buy

The U.S.-Turkey standoff over Ankara's plan to buy advanced missiles from Russia will likely escalate in the coming days, according to regional experts, who say President Trump failed to face the issue head on at a meeting with Turkey's leader over the Group of 20 meeting in Japan over the weekend, widening the stage for a diplomatic clash between the two NATO allies. Published July 1, 2019

People wait behind barriers after an explosion in Tunis, Thursday June 27, 2019. The Tunisian Interior ministry said one police officer has died in the suicide bombing targeting a police patrol in a busy commercial street in central Tunis. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)

U.S.-Tunisia meeting postponed by ISIS bombings

A high-level strategic dialogue planned for next week between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Tunisia's foreign minister has been postponed, officials said Friday, a day after Islamic State suicide bombings rocked the North African nation. Published June 28, 2019

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walk together before their meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said Thursday, April 18, 2019, that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. 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)

Kim regime slams Pompeo, sanctions, despite 'behind-the-scenes' talks

North Korea slammed the U.S. for extending sanctions against Pyongyang and sharply criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, even as South Korea's president claimed "behind-the-scenes" talks are underway to arrange a third summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Published June 26, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 22, 2019, before boarding Marine One for the trip to Camp David in Maryland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump slaps fresh sanctions on Iran after drone attack

President Trump hit Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and top military officials with fresh sanctions Monday in the wake of Tehran's shoot-down of a U.S. Navy surveillance drone, calling the financial penalties "a strong and proportionate response to Iran's increasingly provocative actions." Published June 24, 2019

Pompeo heads to India at 'unique' moment against China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will push for expanded U.S.-India cooperation to counter China's economic and military rise when he visits New Delhi on Tuesday, before heading later in the week to join President Trump at the G-20 gathering of world leaders in Japan. Published June 22, 2019

An oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. (AP Photo/ISNA)

Attacks on oil tankers raise fears of military response between U.S., Iran

Fears of a military clash between the U.S. and Iran reached new heights Thursday as the Trump administration roundly blamed Tehran for fresh attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz that left a massive ship in flames, triggered a spike in global oil prices and set nerves on edge over the prospect of a military response from Washington. Published June 13, 2019

This Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, the Kaesong industrial complex, seen from the Dora Observation Post near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Kim Jong Un will likely be all smiles as they shake hands later this week in Hanoi for a meeting meant to put flesh on what many critics call their frustratingly vague first summit in Singapore. But behind the grins is a swirl of competing goals and fears. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

South Koreans see shuttered industrial complex as key in denuclearization effort

A group of South Korean businessmen who own factories inside a shuttered joint industrial complex between North and South Korea is pressing the Trump administration to allow the complex to reopen as a way to boost detente on the divided Korean Peninsula and spark movement in stalled denuclearization talks with Pyongyang. Published June 11, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing for a trip to Iowa, on the South Lawn of White House, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'He gets it': Trump lauds Kim on summit anniversary as critics cry foul

On the eve of the first anniversary of his precedent-shattering summit in Singapore with Kim Jong-un, President Trump heaped fresh praise on the North Korean leader Tuesday even as critics, including some conservatives, complained that Pyongyang had made no real progress on denuclearization over the past year despite Mr. Trump's intense personal diplomacy. Published June 11, 2019

In this June 2, 2019, photo provided on Monday, June 3, 2019, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right, and his wife Ri Sol Ju, left, clap hands in a musical performance by the wives of Korean People's Army officers 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)

North Korea is not denuclearizing as Singapore summit anniversary approaches

North Korea has made no serious progress on denuclearization, according to conservative experts, who say the Trump administration should more aggressively enforce sanctions against Pyongyang ahead of Wednesday's one year anniversary of President Trump's Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Published June 11, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. President Donald Trump will turn from pageantry to policy Tuesday as he joins British Prime Minister Theresa May for a day of talks likely to highlight fresh uncertainty in the allies' storied relationship.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Pompeo: 'We will do the things necessary as the climate changes'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he's firmly convinced "the world will be successful" in overcoming any challenges caused by climate change, especially if America fosters a growing economy in which "structural innovators and creative people can go build out solutions" to problems that might be on the horizon. Published June 7, 2019

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks to supporters outside Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 20, 2109. Maduro is celebrating the anniversary of his disputed re-election amid a growing humanitarian crisis and political upheaval. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Mike Pompeo: 'Sounds great' if Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro ends up in European villa

A push by leaders in Norway to facilitate talks toward a negotiated settlement of Venezuela's political standoff will have the Trump administration's support only if the talks are built from the premise that socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro step down, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Published June 7, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok talk to reporters after a meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis) ** FILE **

Mike Pompeo: U.S. not pushing for regime change in Iran

The U.S. is not pursuing a policy regime change in Iran, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who says the Trump administration is committed to a strategy of applying economic pressure to get the Islamic republic's existing leadership to "behave like a normal nation." Published June 7, 2019