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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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Articles by Guy Taylor

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a session at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. (Willy Kurniawan/Pool Photo via AP)

G-20 statement on Russia’s war sparks narrative debate with Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping went along with the Biden administration's push for the Group of 20 leading economies to deliver a declaration firmly condemning Russia's war in Ukraine, but Chinese media sharply criticized the way the declaration was presented as a diplomatic victory for Washington. Published November 16, 2022

Windows of an apartment building are illuminated during a blackout in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)

Russian missiles blamed as two die in strike inside Poland

Russian missiles apparently strayed into Polish territory on Tuesday, killing at least two people in the NATO nation in a development that threatens to dramatically escalate tensions between the alliance and Moscow nearly nine months into Russia's war in Ukraine. Published November 15, 2022

Police officers stand at the outer entrance of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. State officials took AP journalists on a tour of a "training center" turned detention site in Dabancheng sprawling over 220 acres and estimated to hold at least 10,000 prisoners - making it by far the largest detention center in China and among the largest on the planet. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Conference promotes religious freedom as a human right

The Chinese Communist Party is "at war with all faiths," according to former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, who says America and its democratic allies must "stand firmly" in promoting religious freedom as a "common human right." Published November 12, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Aug. 26, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Biden’s big trip: Uncertainty at home, thorny issues abroad dominate global tour

President Biden faces thorny challenges on a major overseas trip that began Friday at a major climate summit in Egypt, where he walked a tightrope calling for global fossil fuel reductions even though his administration has been pushing for months for increased oil production from difficult Middle Eastern allies such as Saudi Arabia. Published November 8, 2022

A North Korean flag flutters in the wind near the border villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea on Oct. 4, 2022. South Korea says Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward its eastern waters. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Kim boosting military in a ‘distracted’ world, former U.S. North Korean policy chief warns

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is seizing on the current moment of global distractions -- from Russia's war in Ukraine to rising China-Taiwan tensions and the still potent COVID-19 pandemic -- to advance his nuclear and missile capabilities with little response from the U.S. and its allies, a top former National Security Council official warns. Published November 1, 2022

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center, who is running for president again, hold hands with a supporter after voting in a presidential run-off election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

‘Trump of the Tropics’ Bolsonaro silent as Lula claims narrow win in Brazil

Right-wing populist President Jair Bolsonaro's refusal Monday to concede in Brazil's knife-edge election triggered fears that political unrest may be imminent in Brazil, a key battleground country in the growing Cold War-style rivalry between the U.S. and China for influence over South America. Published October 31, 2022

A Taiwanese Air Force F16V fighter jet takes part in night drill from the Hualien Airbase in Taiwan's southeastern Hualien county on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. Experts say a lot can be gleaned from what China has done, and not done, in the large-scale military exercises it held in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, followed by Taiwan's own drills and Beijing announcing more maneuvers planned. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai, File)

SPECIAL REPORT: China’s threat to Taiwan sparks debate over U.S. ‘One China’ policy

China's threat to absorb Taiwan -- through possible military action if necessary -- has sent nerves soaring in Taipei, while also sparking debate a half a world away in Washington over the long-held U.S. policy of "strategic ambiguity" over just exactly what the American military would do to protect the island democracy from a Chinese invasion. Published October 19, 2022