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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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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo together with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and mayor Pauline Krikke at the opening of the Global Entrepeneurship Summit 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

Pompeo warns Europe: China 'spreading authoritarian vision' worldwide

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leveled a new warning against Chinese economic expansion into Europe Monday, telling Dutch leaders that "China wants to be the dominant economic and military power in the world, spreading its authoritarian vision for society and its corrupt practices worldwide." Published June 3, 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)

Pompeo defends Kushner Middle East plan, stands by leaked comments

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday defended the Trump administration's pending Israeli-Palestinian peace plan as beneficial to both sides, even as he stood by leaked comments that some in the region will see the plan as overly deferential to Israel. Published June 3, 2019

"There's real challenges inside Iran, and they're not caused by economic sanctions," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. "They're caused by 40 years of the Islamic regime not taking care of its people and instead using their resources to destroy real lives." (Associated Press)

Pompeo offers talks with Iran 'with no preconditions'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is willing to get direct talks going with Iran without any preconditions, but will continue to increase pressure on the Islamic republic unless it ends its "malign activity" around the world, including its support for Hezbollah. Published June 2, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, left, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, shake hands after a joint statement prior to a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Pompeo presses Germans on Iran, China 5G threats

Stark transatlantic disagreements over Iran and China loomed heavily over high-level meetings between U.S. and German officials here Friday, even as visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that the Trump administration views Germany as "a great, important partner and ally." Published May 31, 2019

Robert P. Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said at a conference this month that China wants to be the main driver of artificial intelligence for various uses, including warfighting capabilities. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Defense Intelligence Agency chief warns of Russian, Chinese nuclear efforts

China conducted more ballistic missile tests than the rest of the world combined in 2018 and is on pace to double its nuclear arsenal over the coming decade, according to the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, who also underscored new threats posed by Russia's expanding nuclear capabilities in rare public remarks Wednesday. Published May 29, 2019

Trump-Abe summit sparks fears of new North Korean provocation

North Korea's latest threat to engage in "fiercer" provocations if Washington doesn't soften its denuclearization demands is the latest example of Pyongyang using a summit of U.S. and Japanese leaders to amplify its demands. Published May 24, 2019

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting with farmers at his palace, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. On May 15, 2019, a bipartisan group of congressmen introduced new legislation that urges Turkey to walk away from a contentious weapons deal with Russia. (Presidential Press Service via AP) **FILE**

Turkey determined to buy Russian defense system, officials say

A high-level Turkish delegation visiting Washington said Wednesday that Ankara will receive the advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense system by July, despite Trump administration threats to sanction Ankara amid fears it is shifting increasingly into Moscow's orbit. Published May 22, 2019

National security adviser John Bolton talks to reporters about Venezuela, outside the White House, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Groups call on Congress to 'halt march to war with Iran'

A group of 62 predominantly left-leaning organizations sent an open letter to Capitol Hill Tuesday calling on lawmakers to push through legislation that would block President Trump from authorizing military action against Iran without explicit new approval from Congress. Published May 21, 2019

President Donald Trump speaks at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump escalates Iran conflict as world frets

President Trump defended his aggressive Iran policy Wednesday, claiming his expanding pressure campaign will force Tehran into direct talks, even as critics and supporters alike on Capitol Hill demanded explanations and American allies overseas expressed concerns about another war in the Middle East. Published May 15, 2019

In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, photo, a Qiam missile is displayed by Iran's Revolutionary Guard during a military parade commemorating the start of the Iraq-Iran war in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehran, Iran. Saudi Arabia and the U.S. now accuse Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen, including this model. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) **FILE**

Iran-backed militias move rockets in range of U.S. troops: Report

The current ramping up of U.S. military posturing against Iran was triggered by U.S. intelligence that showed Tehran-backed militias in Iraq moving rockets to locations that could hit bases where American troops are positioned in the nation, according to sources familiar with the intelligence. Published May 15, 2019

In this Thursday, May 9, 2019, file photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aircraft carrier and its strike group are deploying to the Persian Gulf on orders from the White House to respond to an unspecified threat from Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow, U.S. Navy via AP)

Tensions simmer as U.S., Iran tamp down talk of war

A drone strike on Saudi oil assets by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels escalated tension between Tehran and Riyadh and triggered fresh unease in Washington on Tuesday, even as President Trump denied a report that he was weighing plans to send 120,000 U.S. troops to the region if Iran continues its provocations. Published May 14, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, pose for a photo prior to their talks in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, southern Russia, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Pompeo arrived in Russia for talks that are expected to focus on an array of issues including arms control and Iran. (Alexander Nemenov/Pool Photo via AP)

Putin says Mueller probe was 'objective,' calls for renewed U.S.-Russia ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he believes U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller conducted an "objective" probe into whether there was collusion between Russia and President Trump's 2016 campaign, and that ties might improve between Moscow and Washington now that the investigation has concluded. Published May 14, 2019