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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 community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Fund For Investigative Journalism, and appeared in a variety publications, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to Salon, Reason, Prospect Magazine of London, the Daily Star of Beirut, the Jerusalem Post and the St. Petersburg Times. He's also served as an editor at World Politics Review, written for America's Quarterly and produced news videos and feature stories for Agence France-Presse.

Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Clark University. After a stint at States News Service, he spent five years at The Times from 2001 through 2006, first on the metro desk and later reporting from Iraq, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Guantanamo Bay, in addition to pursuing special assignments throughout the U.S. He was part of a team of Times reporters who won a Society of Professional Journalists award for their coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

He can be reached at [email protected].

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**FILE** A room with a portrait of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is prepared for supporters and members of the diplomatic corps to pay tribute and sign the book of condolences at the Venezuelan Embassy in the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines, on March 7, 2013. Chavez died Wednesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 58. (Associated Press)

U.S. kicks out two Venezuelan diplomats

The Obama administration revealed Monday that it had kicked two Venezuelan diplomats out of the United States, offering a clear signal that U.S.-Venezuelan relations are unlikely to warm quickly after the death last week of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Published March 11, 2013

** FILE ** Victoria Nuland (Associated Press)

U.S. joins EU in warning of Hungary over rights

The State Department joined European Union leaders this week in cautioning Hungarian lawmakers to tread carefully on controversial amendments to their nation's constitution. Published March 8, 2013

Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro, center, raises his fist next to Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center left, as they walk along the coffin containing the remains of President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

U.S. dismisses charges of interfering in Venezuela

Mourning supporters of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez packed streets across the nation on Wednesday, as speculation surged through the U.S. foreign policy community on the extent to which the death of the populist leader might bring a thaw to long-strained relations between Washington and Caracas. Published March 6, 2013

U.S. denies charge of trying to destabilize Venezuela

The State Department vehemently denied claims made by senior Venezuelan officials just hours before the country's president, Hugo Chavez, died Tuesday that the United States was attempting to destabilize the South American nation. Published March 5, 2013

Drone memo release wins Senate support for Obama nominee

President Obama's decision Tuesday to show lawmakers secret legal documents justifying the use of drones to kill suspected terror leaders won new support for his top counterterrorism adviser to be become the next CIA director. Published March 5, 2013

** FILE ** Work has begun on the Keystone XL pipeline near Winona, Texas, but whether it will ever carry oil sands from central Canada to Gulf Coast refineries awaits a decision by President Obama. (Tyler [Texas] Morning Telegraph via Associated Press)

State Department's Keystone Pipeline report prompts divisive response

The State Department released preliminary findings of a new environmental impact study surrounding the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, but made no clear recommendation as to whether the the pipeline should be held up for environmental or economic reasons. Published March 1, 2013

**FILE** Rebels from al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra wave their brigade flag on Jan. 11, 2013, as they step on the top of a Syrian air force helicopter at a Taftanaz air base in Idlib province in northern Syria that was captured by the rebels. (Associated Press/Edlib News Network)

Kerry announces aid package of meals, medicine for Syrian rebels

The leader of Syria's main opposition group sought to allay Western fears Thursday that terrorists have infiltrated the rebel movement in the war-torn nation, as U.S. officials touted a new plan to ship meals and medical supplies — but not weapons — to those fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Published February 28, 2013

** FILE ** In this Nov. 27, 2012, file photo, President Obama meets with Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto in the White House, setting the stage for boosting relations between the nations. (Associated Press)

Energy links seen boosting U.S. ties to Mexico

A senior Obama administration official voiced optimism about future growth in the economic relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, stressing that energy sector ties between the two nations have "enormous potential for progress." Published February 28, 2013

House Democrat’s bill would expand U.S. role in Syria

The U.S. and several European allies reportedly are warming to the idea of shipping nonmilitary aid to rebels fighting in Syria, but one top Democratic lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would go further by authorizing arms transfers to those fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. Published February 27, 2013

** FILE ** In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, photo, Free Syrian Army fighters fire at enemy positions during heavy clashes with government forces, in the Salaheddine district of Aleppo, Syria. Activists say Syrian rebels have captured an oil pumping station in the north central province of Raqqa about 160 km east of Aleppo after days of fighting. (AP Photo/Abdullah Al-Yasin)

Dem lawmaker prepares bill to allow Obama direct arms sales to Syrian rebels

One of the top Democratic lawmakers on foreign policy is preparing to introduce a bill that would authorize President Obama to begin sending arms directly to rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad — legislation that would open the way for significantly deeper U.S. involvement in Syria's bloody civil war. Published February 27, 2013

Iran's Supreme National Security Council Secretary and chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili answers a question during a final news conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)

Bipartisan bill builds pressure to halt Iran nuclear program

Despite the biting divide between Republicans and Democrats on almost all other fronts, two key House lawmakers announced a bipartisan bill Wednesday to boost sanctions on Iran, trying to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Published February 27, 2013

Partisan political drama puts ‘Asia pivot’ in jeopardy

A senior State Department official told Congress on Tuesday that the partisan political drama unfolding around Washington's current budget fight does not bode well for the Obama administration's "Asia pivot." Published February 26, 2013

U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel Nov. 7, 2012, during a U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

State Department: Sequester fight hurting 'Asia pivot' effort

A senior State Department official told Congress Tuesday that the partisan political drama unfolding around Washington's current budget fight does not bode well for the Obama administration's so-called "Asia pivot." Published February 26, 2013