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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

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

Taiwanese soldiers operate a Oerlikon 35mm twin cannon anti-aircraft gun at a base in Taiwan's southeastern Hualien county on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Taiwan is staging military exercises to show its ability to resist Chinese pressure to accept Beijing's political control over the island. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

Threat of Chinese invasion is ‘real,’ Taiwan’s foreign minister says

The world must prepare for the prospect that the Chinese militarily could invade Taiwan as soon as next year, the island democracy's foreign minister warned Thursday, saying Taiwan's people and defense forces are drawing inspiration from Ukraine's fight against Russia as they confront the idea of an attack by its massive neighbor across the Taiwan Strait. Published September 29, 2022

An image of the 'Brave Commander' ship carrying grain from Ukraine is displayed on screens as Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the 77th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Ukraine war dominates annual U.N. General Assembly debate

The top official at the United Nations warned Tuesday that mounting tensions -- spurred on by the war in Ukraine and climate change pressures -- have created a moment of "colossal global dysfunction" amid multiplying crises facing humanity. Published September 20, 2022

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. Kishida has said his ruling party will cut ties with the Unification Church following a widening scandal trigged by former leader Shinzo Abe's assassination last month. A prominent European religious freedom group wants the top United Nations human rights body to examine what it claims has been a "campaign of intolerance, discrimination, and persecution of the Unification Church" in Japan following the July assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, Pool)  **FILE**

Rights group questions backlash against Unification Church after Abe assassination

A prominent European religious freedom group wants the top United Nations human rights body to examine what it claims has been a "campaign of intolerance, discrimination, and persecution of the Unification Church" in Japan following the July assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Published September 20, 2022